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November 19, 2020 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Jisc Recommits to a Purchasing Scheme for Reducing Costs of Digital Collections

Jisc announced the relaunch of “a digital archival collection purchasing scheme that will help institutions reduce the cost of buying digital collections and archives from publishers and opens up the scheme to academic-related affiliates.” With the scheme, institutions can buy 90 products covering a wide range of subjects at discounted prices, from publishers such as JSTOR, Oxford University Press, Brill, De Gruyter, ProQuest, and Wiley. According to Jisc, “To date, 44 of 164 Jisc-affiliated higher education institutions have bought content through the scheme. Collectively, they have saved £670,000 [about $887,000] on 122 products.”

“We are delighted to expand the number of publishers on the group purchasing scheme, increasing the breadth of content available to our members,” says Karen Colbron, digital content manager at Jisc. “The scheme is based on the principle that the more products are bought per publisher by any institution, the lower the price for participants. The arrangement ensures price transparency across all products, eliminates annual platform fees and removes the burden of having to negotiate separately with each publisher.”

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