Digital archival collections – group purchasing pilot one – outcomes and next steps
(20 October 2017) Between March and July 2017 Jisc ran the ‘Digital archival collections group purchasing pilot’ in collaboration with three publishers (Adam Matthew Digital, Brill and ProQuest) in order to make digital collections of primary source material more affordable for institutions to purchase, so that researchers, teachers and learners can enjoy access to an even wider range of resources.
The pilot leveraged institutions’ collective purchasing power to lower costs using the principle “The more products are bought, the lower the price”. Each of the three publishers made available a selection of digital collections with a transparent list price that increased in discount based on how many products were bought by institutions’ collectively across any of their products.
Read what happened here.