Access agreement for SAGE content

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SAGE and the Bavarian State Library on behalf of the German Research Foundation, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), have completed a three-year nationwide licensing agreement.

Part of an initiative to improve access to specialised electronic resources for the German academic sector, SAGE content has been made available under the new agreement to universities and other publicly-financed research institutions throughout Germany. This includes SAGE Premier, a leading collection of over 480 journals in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine; and SAGE Shallow Backfile, (1999-2006). A further agreement has been made enabling an outright purchase of the SAGE Deep Backfile, 367 SAGE journal backfiles from volume 1 issue 1 to 1998, containing over 371,000 research articles.

‘This agreement with SAGE is an important and highly desired step in the evolution of our digital procurement strategy for the German research community,’ stated Johannes Fournier, programme director, electronic publications, DFG. ‘We are very pleased with the constructive manner in which the library and publishing communities worked together and helped us in achieving our goals.’