Value, efficiency and the benefit of shared services

A session at JISC Conference 2011

Tuesday 15th March, 2011

3:00pm to 4:00pm

As institutions continue to absorb the impact of reduced budgets and increasing financial pressures, the need to save money, maximise value and demonstrate efficient content procurement is critical.

In this session, three of the JISC Services; JISC Collections, Mimas and EDINA will showcase some of the new digital solutions that they have developed collaboratively on behalf of the education and research community:

  • In August 2011, JISC Collections, EDINA and Mimas will launch a brand new Service specially developed for UK Higher Education and Further Education. The Service, consisting of three new content platforms, will aggregate the images, film, journal archive and historical book content purchased by JISC in perpetuity on behalf of the education community.

JISC Historic Books – The full text or page images of every book published in England before 1800 (currently available in two separate collections, Early English Books Online and Eighteenth-Century Collections Online), plus the full text of over 65,000 19th Century books from the British Library

JISC Mediahub – over 150,000 photos and more than 500 hours of moving-image content, including newsfilm from major agencies such as ITN, Getty, and AP Archive, and historic newsreel footage dating back to the early years of the 20th century

JISC UK Journals Archive – more than 3.75 million scholarly journal articles from the archives of major publishers such as Oxford University Press, The Institute of Physics, Taylor & Francis, and the Royal Society of Chemistry

This new shared Service will ensure long-term access and preservation of the huge range of content that has been bought by JISC on behalf of the education community. The development of this community owned content will be managed by editorial boards comprising of senior academics and information specialists from across the education spectrum and teaching and learning boards to ensure that the Service is developed to your requirements.

  • The JISC Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP) which provides a single point of access for usage statistics, meaning that each University can quickly and easily compare usage across various publishers, years and NESLi2 journals. This service, built in response to demand from the UK higher education community provides universities with central and easy to use tools to collate empirical evidence to inform the management and procurement of e-journals.
  • PEPRS and PECAN are pilots exploring how to sustain value by maintaining access to journal content.

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Time 3:00pm4:00pm GMT

Date Tue 15th March 2011

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