Group purchasing pilot: Update on discounted pricing for digital archival collections

In partnership with the sector we reduce duplication of effort and save institutions time and money through the negotiation of pricing and licensing terms for digital content. The group purchasing pilot operates on the principle; that more products bought per publisher by any institution over the course of an academic year, the lower the final … Read more

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Invitation to tender – Digital archival collections group purchasing scheme: A Jisc Collections framework agreement

Jisc Services Ltd (JSL) is looking to work in collaboration with publishers to make digital archival collections (DACs) of primary source materials more affordable to university libraries so researchers, teachers and learners can enjoy access to a wider range of resources and libraries can achieve further efficiencies. DACs can comprise of many forms of digitised … Read more

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Digital archival collections group purchasing pilot: update on publishers collections pages

With one month left of phase two of the group purchasing pilot, here are the quick links to the product pages for the participating publishers Adam Matthew Digital Collections: https://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/Catalogue/Overview/index/2770 Brill: https://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/Catalogue/Overview/index/2769 *EBSCO: https://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/Catalogue/Overview/index/2875 ProQuest: https://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/Catalogue/Overview/index/2766 If you have any queries about ordering any of the publishers’ products, please contact help.digitalresources@jisc.ac.uk *Please note, this page … Read more

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Webinar recording: Archival Collections Group Purchasing Pilot for Higher Education

The recording from the June 6th webinar ‘Archival Collections Group Purchasing Pilot for Higher Education’ is available to view: https://bit.ly/2ttRVIT The pilot is based on a community-centred approach to lowering the cost of digital archival collections of primary source materials for use in higher education in the UK. It follows the simple market principle that … Read more

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Call to publishers: Jisc digital archival collections group purchasing scheme PIN notice

Jisc is working in collaboration with publishers to make digital archival collections of primary source materials more affordable so researchers, teachers and learners can enjoy access to a wider range of resources and libraries can achieve further efficiencies. We are currently running phase two of the Digital Archival collections group purchasing pilot from November 2017 … Read more

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Research Libraries UK, The National Archives and Jisc citation capture survey – deadline extended

The deadline for the citation survey has been extended to midnight, April 27th 2018 Research Libraries UK, in partnership with The National Archives and Jisc have recently commissioned TheResearchBase to undertake a commissioned study into the citation of archive and special collection holding repositories within academic publications (“Citation Capture”) As a part of this important … Read more

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Invitation to complete survey: Citation capture – Enhancing understanding of the use of archives and special collections within academic research and the research outputs produced as a result

Research Libraries UK, in partnership with The National Archives and Jisc, have recently commissioned TheResearchBase to undertake a commissioned study into the citation of archive and special collection holding repositories within academic publications (“Citation Capture”). As a part of this important research, a survey is being undertaken of archivists, librarians, publishers, and academics regarding how … Read more

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Join our May 2018 ‘Making your digital collections easier to discover’ training workshops

We are delighted to announce that we will once again be running two one-day workshops to help you increase the reach of your digital collections, optimise them for discovery and evaluate their usage and impact. • 2 May 2018 – Workshop one: Maximising the use of digital collections in learning and research • 16 May … Read more

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Call for information: digitisation of 1960s, 70s and 80s UK alternative and independent press material

Help us create digital collections, for the open web, by proposing UK alternative and underground press magazine titles in two broad subject areas: The struggle for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) civil rights and equality in Britain Second wave feminism in Britain The deadline for submitting this information is: EXTENDED TO 16 APRIL 2018.  Please download … Read more

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Digital archival collections group purchasing pilot expands as EBSCO joins Adam Matthew Digital, Brill and ProQuest to offer content

EBSCO has joined Adam Matthew Digital, Brill and ProQuest to offer over 70 digital archival collections to the higher education sector as part of the ‘Digital archival collections group purchasing pilot‘ phase two. As with the initial pilot, the project leverages institutions’ collective purchasing power to lower the cost of acquiring digital archival collections around … Read more

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Developing new approaches to digitising special collections

We recently ran a workshop after a long period of consulation about out future approach to digisation. The resulting workshop report: Summary Report: New Business Models for Digitisation sets out a direction of travel for us and our key partners and stakeholders. Jisc has a long history of undertaking digitisation initiatives. Back in 1993 the Joint … Read more

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Jisc launches phase two of the ‘Digital archival collections group purchasing pilot’

Following on from the success of our initial pilot, Jisc has now launched phase two of ‘Digital archival collections group purchasing pilot.’ Phase two of the pilot begins on 20 November, 2017 and will run through to the end of the academic year, 31 July, 2018, offering institutions’ maximum opportunity to review the products on … Read more

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Digital archival collections – group purchasing pilot one – outcomes and next steps

Between March and July 2017 Jisc ran the ‘Digital archival collections group purchasing pilot’ in collaboration with three publishers (Adam Matthew Digital, Brill and ProQuest) in order to make digital collections of primary source material more affordable for institutions to purchase, so that researchers, teachers and learners can enjoy access to an even wider range of resources. … Read more

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Selecting alternative and underground press content for open access

Peggy Glahn of Reveal Digital concluded a recent guest post on this blog by stating: As proven by the Independent Voices project, Reveal Digital is building an exciting and innovative approach to open access publishing that puts libraries in control of their own content while providing scholars with important new primary source material to support … Read more

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Making your digital collections easier to discover. Registration is open for October 17 & 24 training workshops

Jisc is offering two one-day workshops to help you increase the reach of your digital collections, optimise them for discovery and evaluate their usage and impact. ‘Maximising the use of digital collections in learning and research’ will be held on Tuesday October 17th 2017 ‘Measuring usage and impact with digital collections’ will be held on … Read more

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Digital Archival Collections survey

Jisc is supporting Higher Education (HE) institutions in developing a more strategic approach to the acquisition of Digital Archival Collections (DACs). We have been working with 12 HE libraries* on a pilot to help us identify, specify, and quantify information and data which supports a more informed decision-making process. The pilot has shown us, amongst … Read more

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Reports from the Live Lab

Jisc recently joined forces with the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine to run one of our Live Labs (see this previous post about our Cardiff lab) at the University of Manchester on 11 May. Some 20 academics, students and convenors assembled to explore the UK Medical Heritage Library (UKMHL) which sits … Read more

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GW4 Archives: exploring UK Medical Heritage Library and Historical Texts as data

In recent years hack-days have been all the rage and have proved a good vehicle for interactions between people who normally might not work together. In academia there has been a trend towards running so-called ‘labs’. The word implies experimentation; hack-day tends to imply coding (it can be experimental!), whereas ‘lab’ suggests that it can … Read more

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Jisc sets up new group-purchasing pilot with publishers to lower cost of digital archival collections

Jisc is working in collaboration with three publishers, ProQuest, Adam Matthew Digital and Brill, in order to make digital collections of primary source material more affordable for institutions to purchase, so that researchers, teachers and learners can enjoy access to an even wider range of resources. Digital collections of primary source material such as texts, … Read more

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