Universities must currently negotiate directly with publishers for library resource access to incorporate their students and supporting staff located abroad. In turn, some publishers have indicated they would welcome a more streamlined licensing process to bring efficiencies and economies of scale, to align with Jisc’s core licensing programme.
By using the experience of Jisc Collections in engaging with publishers and content aggregators, through this pilot project we aim to take a leading role in establishing agreements with publishers to develop a simple and agreed licensing approach and process.
Key project activities include:
- A survey of current UK HEI activities and agreements
- Community workshops to understand current situation, pricing arrangements and pilot approach
- Negotiations with publishers on behalf of pilot project participants.
- Developing a framework and pricing models
Following the pilot phase, this will be an optional service provided at an additional fee to Jisc Collections' core UK negotiation and licensing service. Read more about the pilot.
How to get involved
We're looking for UK universities to participate in the pilot negotiation phase. It is anticipated that the pilot project will be completed by August 2018 and there is no cost to participate.
To establish a network of interested parties and inform the development of the pilot, a JiscMail group has been established and a community survey will be distributed by the end of the year to capture key information needed.
A workshop is planned for Tuesday 30 January 2018 for institutions that want to be included in the pilot negotiations. Register your interest for the event.