Wednesday, May 07, 2008

International initiative licenses resources across four European countries

International partnership will deliver savings as well as new business models to European education and research communities.

A partnership of four national ICT bodies today announced the names of the publishers that will take part in a project which for the first time will see online resources licensed for use across national borders.

The Knowledge Exchange - made up of bodies from Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK – announced that the next stage of the project, launched in February last year, will be the offering of a range of resources to education and research communities in the four countries provided by the following publishers: Multi-Science, ALPSP, BioOne, ScientificWorldJournal, and Wiley-Blackwell.

The resources offered through the project were selected by a joint tender process run by the Knowledge Exchange through the EU competitive tender process. With 22 publishers submitting initial bids, the five selected have been chosen through consideration of quality, national procurement strategies, innovation and value for money.

Further details can be found here.

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