(29 July 2017) Taylor & Francis and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) are pleased to announce a new agreement enabling access for all 47 Australian and New Zealand universities to Taylor & Francis’s portfolio of more than 2,500 high-quality peer-reviewed journals from 2017-2019.
The agreement introduces an innovative pricing model based on tiers defined by scale and research intensity and encompasses six-year transitionary pricing. The new agreement enables access to approximately 2,500 multidisciplinary journals in a sustainable and transparent way for all members. This addresses the challenge of finding a model which was relevant for the way in which CAUL members are currently using content.
“We have been working to refine pricing which in the current funding environment represents good value for our members. I am pleased that we have a new agreement that offers surety to our members” said Margie Jantti, CAUL’s President.
“Taylor & Francis and CAUL have enjoyed a long and collaborative partnership for well over a decade, and this was key to working together on an innovative and inclusive access model that meets the needs of librarians, students and researchers throughout the region. This is a landmark arrangement for Taylor & Francis and we feel very proud to be one of the first publishers that CEIRC* selected when they set out to explore new models” said Ian Bannerman, Managing Director of Taylor & Francis.
CAUL is the peak leadership organisation for university libraries in Australia. CAUL’s purpose is to transform how people experience knowledge and it actively advocates for fair, affordable … access to knowledge.
*CAUL’s Electronic Information Resources Consortium (CEIRC) is CAUL’s primary vehicle for relationships with vendors and publishers. CEIRC’s membership also includes the 8 members of the Council of New Zealand University Librarians (CONZUL) and 17 external organisations in Australia and New Zealand.
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The full press release is here.