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1 JISC Collections 04 September 2014 | Presentation to PRATT-SILS MA Summer School | Slide 1 JISC Collections

2 04 September 2014 | Presentation to PRATT-SILS MA Summer School | Slide 2 JISC Collections An Introduction to JISC Collections: Who are we and what do we do? Liam Earney JISC Collections Team Manager

3 JISC Collections 04 September 2014 | Presentation to PRATT-SILS MA Summer School | Slide 3 What is the JISC? What is JISC Collections? Realising the potential of online resources JISC Collections licensing activities Introduction

4 JISC Collections 04 September 2014 | Presentation to PRATT-SILS MA Summer School | Slide 4 What is the JISC? The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) is funded by all of the UK University and College funding bodies The JISC’s mission is to provide world-class leadership in the innovative use of Information and Communications Technology to support education and research. JISC achieves this through the provision of: –Infrastructure – JISC National Data Centres –Services – JISC Collections, JISC Legal, Plagiarism Advisory Service, Regional Support Centres –Leadership – Advocacy on issues such as Open Access, Intellectual Property, Access management JISC focuses on 8 strategic themes – Network, Access Management, Information Environment, e-Resources, e-Learning, e-Research, e-Administration, Business and Community Engagement

5 JISC Collections 04 September 2014 | Presentation to PRATT-SILS MA Summer School | Slide 5 What is JISC Collections? JISC Collections is a JISC service established as a company in 2006 Mission: To support UK research and education by delivering affordable, relevant and sustainable online content –JISC Collections is responsible for negotiating and managing licences for electronic information resources –JISC Collections aims to widen accessibility, to save the academic sector time and money, and to improve management of licensing by the sector Currently responsible for 80+ agreements with over 4,000 subscriptions Publishers include – Elsevier, the BBC, Cengage Gale, ProQuest CSA, Oxford University Press, Thomson Scientific, Hulton Getty, HW Wilson, Wiley Blackwell, Cambridge University Press, Sage Publications, Taylor and Francis In 2007 savings to the JISC community from JISC Collections activities are estimated at £33.8 million

6 JISC Collections 04 September 2014 | Presentation to PRATT-SILS MA Summer School | Slide 6 Realising the potential of online resources Working to achieve the JISC’s objectives through the its activities The JISC Model Licence –Used with all JISC Collections Agreements –Allows institutions and their users to get the best value from resources through flexible terms of use that offer stability and security to both users and providers –Requires compliance with JISC supported Access Management technologies –Support for OpenURL, accessibility standards, institutional repositories, creation of learning materials etc The JISC Model licence is updated annually to take account of changes in: –The business environment – experimenting with new business models –The scholarly environment – VLE’s, reuse of learning materials –The information environment – changes in access management technologies, preservation requirements etc

7 JISC Collections 04 September 2014 | Presentation to PRATT-SILS MA Summer School | Slide 7 Realising the potential of online resources Projects and reports that review the current environment and look to meet future requirements of teaching, learning and research –national e-books observatory project –Digital Images in Education – Realising the Vision Providing tools to support institutional use and acquisition of electronic resources –Academic Database Assessment Tool –Online Copyright Activity Supporting licensing requirements of JISC Projects –JISC Digitisation Programme –Reuse of Learning Content

8 JISC Collections 04 September 2014 | Presentation to PRATT-SILS MA Summer School | Slide 8 Licensing activity What sort of content is JISC Collections responsible for? Formats –E-journals through NESLi2 –E-books and Reference works –A&I and Full Text Databases –Archives and Backfiles (including e-journals and cultural resources) –Images, Film and Sound –Geospatial data Resources available in all subject areas Resources cover all academic levels from vocational to research

9 JISC Collections 04 September 2014 | Presentation to PRATT-SILS MA Summer School | Slide 9 What guides our licensing activities? It’s not just about the price! Core requirements –Consultation with our members –Acceptance of the JISC Model Licence –Pricing banded according to the public funding of our members –Use of federated access management (Shibboleth) Future Challenges –Need for greater transparency in procurement –Cross sectoral collaboration –Institutional partnerships –Internationalisation –Exploiting the IPR of institutions –Content deluge – data and learning materials

10 JISC Collections 04 September 2014 | Presentation to PRATT-SILS MA Summer School | Slide 10 Recent highlights 20 th Century Parliamentary Papers – added to the 18 th and 19 th Century NESLi2 Small and Medium Sized Publishers Knowledge Exchange – transnational procurement with Germany, Netherlands and Denmark Acquisition of Journal Archives –ACS –Brill Academic Publishers –Periodicals Archive Online –Taylor and Francis Geography Archive JISC Collections for Schools JISC Collections and Museum Libraries

11 JISC Collections 04 September 2014 | Presentation to PRATT-SILS MA Summer School | Slide 11 Thank you THANK YOU FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT: LIAM EARNEY


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