Digital archival collections of primary source material are an important complement to traditional resources like journals and books. However, limited budgets make the purchase of these often-expensive content resources difficult.
By working in collaboration with publishers we are making these collections more affordable. Our approach is community-centred and based on the simple market principle: the more products that are purchased, the lower the price for those participating.
The scheme runs from November to July of each academic year and guarantees a minimum saving of 20% off the list price of all the products on offer, with the potential to expand to beyond 30% depending on uptake.
Who is this scheme for?
The scheme means that librarians can afford to invest in these collections, achieving more with a smaller budget.
As a result, researchers, teachers and learners can all benefit from access to a wider range of resources.