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    May 26th, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    EBSCO Information Services Appointed to the Advanced Procurement Universities and Colleges (APUC) Framework, Library Management Systems, ITS 1028 AP
    ~ EBSCO Information Services Appointed to New UK Library Management Systems Framework~
    IPSWICH, Mass. — May 26, 2020 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced that Advanced Procurement Universities and Colleges (APUC), the centre of procurement expertise for universities in Scotland, has appointed EBSCO to a competitive multi-supplier Library Management Systems framework agreement for university libraries in the United Kingdom. Institutions with membership of SUPC, LUPC, NWUPC, NEUPC or HEPWC may also use the framework. UK Institutions undertaking a competitive framework mini-competition will be able to evaluate a range of solutions including the option of FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) and EBSCO’s expertise in implementing, hosting and providing services through EBSCO FOLIO Services.
    Interested university institutions may obtain further information on the new Library Management System framework, ITS 1028 AP, from the education Buyer Portal websites below:
    “HE Contracts”, England, Wales, and NI
    “APUC Buyers Portal”, Scotland!/contracts
    EBSCO FOLIO Services is available to institutions looking to implement FOLIO, an open services LSP created by a community of librarians, developers and service providers. EBSCO FOLIO Services provides institutions around the world with resources to host and support the library services platform with a suite of services. These services include system implementation and data migration, maintenance and hosting in the Amazon Web Service (AWS), and a team of specialists on call. EBSCO FOLIO Services provides libraries with guidance and ease in adopting the open source technology.
    EBSCO Information Services Executive Vice President of FOLIO and Research SaaS, Gar Sydnor says EBSCO has long supported open source systems and has been a stakeholder in the FOLIO project from the beginning. “EBSCO contributed substantially to the leadership and development of FOLIO. This involvement enables us to support libraries that are looking for an alternative to current system choices by offering an open source solution backed by a company with decades of experience working with libraries.”
    By leveraging EBSCO FOLIO Services, implementation expertise, and hosting and maintenance services, libraries have expert options for adopting FOLIO.
    About FOLIO
    FOLIO is a collaborative effort among libraries, vendors, developers and consortia that leverages open source technology and a community-based effort to redefine library services and innovate based on library futures. By building on what libraries need and by leveraging library expertise as well as vendor capacity and velocity, FOLIO is designed to move libraries forward, build on the services they provide and redefine the role libraries play within their institution. FOLIO also levels the playing field and makes open source technology available to all institutions regardless of size or staffing. FOLIO brings vendors together to innovate and host services for customers and introduces open source as a service to libraries. To sign up to participate or receive more information go to
    About EBSCO Information Services
    EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, and clinical decisions tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,500,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Vice President of Communications
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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    May 26th, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 26 May 2020

    Jisc Collections and the international scholarly publisher Brill have reached a Transformative Agreement for 2020, which covers the SHEDL consortium as well as all other eligible UK university libraries.

    Under the Agreement, academics at participating institutions benefit from reading access to the Full Brill Journal Collection, as well as unlimited Open Access publishing in all Brill journals for 2020. Brill’s journal portfolio consists of more than 330 hybrid and fully Open Access titles in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law, and Biology. Articles which have already been published in 2020 will be made available in Open Access retroactively.

    “We are delighted the Brill agreement offers a compliant route to publish unlimited number of OA articles with Brill at no additional cost to universities. An agreement of this kind plays an important role in accelerating Open Access and the transition will allow the UK sector to benefit from the breadth of research the Brill agreement has to offer from International Law to Art , Languages and Linguistics,” says Anna Vernon, Head of Licensing at Jisc.

    “The UK is our largest author community in Europe and our second largest in the world. With this agreement, HSS scholars at participating institutions have the opportunity to publish with the widest possible reach in some of the best journals in their fields. As a medium-sized publisher we look for the most sustainable ways to transition to a fully Open Access future. We are delighted to be cooperating with Jisc and SHEDL to achieve this objective,” says Jasmin Lange, Chief Publishing Officer at Brill.

    Brill is one of the leading independent publishers in the Humanities and Social Sciences with a broad OA portfolio consisting of more than 450 OA books and several thousand OA journal articles.

    For more information about the agreement, contact Linda Empringham, Sales Director, on

    About Brill
    Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Languages & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes over 330 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit

    About Jisc
    Jisc is the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions. Jisc’s vision is for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world. At its heart is the super-fast national research and education network, Janet, with built-in cyber security protection. Jisc also provides technology solutions for its members (colleges, universities and research centres) and customers (public sector bodies), helps members save time and money by negotiating sector-wide deals and provides advice and practical assistance on digital technology. Jisc is funded by the UK higher and further education and research funding bodies and member institutions. For more information, please visit

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