The National Archives and Jisc are delighted to welcome the British Library as a new partner in the delivery and organisation of the interdisciplinary Discovering Collections: Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference series. The series is one of the largest cross cultural sector conferences in the UK and sees archivists, librarians, heritage professionals, and academics exploring ways […]
Author: Karen Colbron
I focus on access and use of digital content in learning, teaching and research, offering guidance and support through the ‘Making your digital collections easier to discover’ online guide aimed at Jisc’s higher education members.
Additionally, I manage the digital archival collections group purchasing scheme. An innovative purchasing model based on a very simple principle – the more products collectively purchased by our members, the lower the price for everyone involved.
The group purchasing scheme to date As we launch the 2021/2022 digital archival collections group purchasing scheme, let’s take a moment to reflect on the scheme so far. Over 1/3rd of our higher education members have collectively saved over £0.8 million on the acquisition of products offered through the group purchasing scheme. Additionally, of these, […]
The digital archival collections group purchasing scheme has saved Jisc members in higher education over £600,000 since the scheme piloted in 2017. To continue to meet the needs and requirements of our members, we recently ran a survey to measure satisfaction with the scheme and any suggestions for improvement. Across those who have purchased content, […]
As research has shown, digital archival collections provide valuable research opportunities in learning, teaching and research. With UK higher education library budgets squeezed, and competition to buy weighted towards books and journals, digital archival collections benefit from a simplified and more cost-efficient acquisition workflow. How do we take away the need for UK higher education […]
See you in Birmingham for DCDC 2019!
DCDC (Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities) has always been my go-to conference when it comes to digital resources. Each year, the topics are engaging and thought-provoking, providing a forum to connect with colleagues working on opening up access to collections across the UK and beyond. It also perfectly suits my work in providing advice on resource […]
The digital archival group purchasing scheme helps Higher Education libraries with the purchasing of digital collections and archives from publishers by making them more affordable. Based on the principle ‘the more products that are purchased, the lower the price’, the digital archival group purchasing scheme has saved Jisc members in Higher Education over £600,000 since […]
Over a series of recent webinars members heard about the benefits and costs savings when they buy primary source digital archival collections from the group purchasing scheme. Publishers provided an overview of the wide variety of content available. Under the scheme members get an immediate 20% discount on the list price of all products on […]
With increasing pressures on budgets librarians must make hard choices about the content they purchase to enrich learning, teaching and research. The group purchasing scheme – which has saved members £458,000, to date – works on a very simple principle – the more products collectively purchased, the higher the discount granted to all institutions who […]
This report was commissioned by Research Libraries UK (RLUK), The National Archives (TNA) and Jisc to kickstart a discussion about citation practices and how to standardise references to unique and distinct collections (UDC’s) held in repositories across the UK. Every year, tens of thousands of citations are included within the footnotes and endnotes of academic […]
The second phase of this pilot terminated on 31 July and has built on the success of the previous one. In pilot two (FY17/18) there were 44 product sales over 27 product titles – an increase of 15 product sales from the first pilot in FY16/17. The number of institutions that purchased through the scheme […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 email@example.com *Please note, this page […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]