In 2005 JISC Collections made a significant investment on behalf of the academic community of the UK in licensing the content of Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), a vast collection of more than 135,000 18th Century monographs. All higher and further education institutions qualify to access this unique data set, and can do so upon signing a license agreement with the Publisher (Gale/Cengage Learning) and upon payment of an annual hosting fee detailed in the Publisher Hosting Agreement with JISC.
The JISC ECCO Publisher Hosting Agreement, set to terminate on 31 July 2008, has now been extended until 2010. The table on the JISC Collections web site illustrates the maximum fees per Institution for ECCO. These fees will be reviewed regularly and may decrease, should the number of subscribing institutions increase significantly.
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