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JISC initiative adds content from smaller publishers

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Based on the success of the NESLi2 initiative, JISC Collections has decided to launch a new initiative, NESLi2 SMP, to include online journal content from small and medium sized publishers. In 2007 NESLi2 negotiations for online journals generated savings of £3.9 million.

Explaining how the new initiative will benefit education and research, Lorraine Estelle, CEO of JISC Collections, said: ‘Academics, researchers and students across the arts, humanities, medicine, science, social sciences and technology will find these journals immensely useful. The ability for institutions to access over 400 additional essential journal titles at negotiated rates, coupled with the provisions in the NESLi2 Model Licence, will enable them to maximise the value of their investment. JISC Collections is delighted to launch the NESLi2 SMP initiative so that institutions can choose from a range of journal titles from publishers large and small.’