North American academic libraries sign electronic full-text journal licence

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 1 March 2000

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(2000), "North American academic libraries sign electronic full-text journal licence", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 28 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/ilds.2000.12228aab.013

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited


North American academic libraries sign electronic full-text journal licence

North American academic libraries sign electronic full-text journal licence

Keywords Academic libraries, electronic publishing, Journal publishing

Eighty-eight North American academic libraries have signed a licence agreement with MCB University Press to join their Emeraldplus consortia. These agreements will provide the libraries with electronic access to the full-text of 110 academic journals.

Seventy-six of these libraries are members of OhioLINK, which is a state-wide library computer and network system for a consortium of public universities, private universities, community and technical colleges, and the State Library of Ohio. The other 12 are from OCUL, Ontario Council of University Libraries, which will provide access to a broad spectrum of Ontario's academic libraries. OhioLINK and OCUL have both signed three year agreements.

Bev Bruce, director of MCB University Press, said "I am delighted that we were able to reach this agreement with OhioLINK. We recognise that they have been one of the leading consortia in the area of expanding electronic access". On the signing of OCUL the director said "I am happy to see that another leading Canadian consortium recognised the benefits of our licence, including the electronic transfer of articles for use in interlibrary loan".

OhioLINK and OCUL join five other consortia who have already signed agreements with MCB University Press for Emeraldplus.

For further information visit MCB's web site at: http://www.mcb.co.uk

Source: Press release