Thursday, February 21, 2008

Update on the Knowledge Exchange Multinational Licensing Tender

This briefing is intended as a guide to the Knowledge Exchange multinational licensing tender for the Knowledge Exchange partner organisations; the members of the Knowledge Exchange Group; the national licensing tender working group; and partner press contacts in anticipation of any press queries resulting from the tender.

The purpose of the joint Knowledge Exchange licensing tender

The purpose of the tender is to determine whether, by working together, the Knowledge Exchange partners can leverage greater economies of scale and promote greater transparency in licence agreements. The Knowledge Exchange partners hope to stimulate the market to offer new content packages to support education and research and to promote innovative business models. The tender focuses specifically on bids in the areas of journals, databases, and multimedia content.

Strategic goals: the future of publishing

These goals form an integral part of the Knowledge Exchange vision: to explore new developments in the future of publishing, including working with publishers to find new licensing models and platforms for the output of research. In this context, the four partner organisations are exploring the possibilities and opportunities that might be gained through collaborative licensing arrangements.

The Knowledge Exchange vision can be found at the following url:

Further details can be found here.

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