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Library support
We provide libraries with centrally-maintained services to save you time and money across the information resources management lifecycle. 
Negotiating on your behalf
Jisc Collections and Chest negotiate with publishers and vendors at a national level to license and procure affordable digital content and software for the UK education and research community. 
Working with you
Our library services advisory group helps to steer our work and ensures we provide effective library management and bibliographic data services.
Find out more about the group's latest activities, as well as service updates, on our our library services blog.
Our services
Purchasing and licensing management
We help you purchase digital content subscriptions and offer clear guidance on different licences.
GUIDES
Supporting purchasing and licence management
Purchasing digital archives
SERVICES
Jisc Collections
We negotiate and license the digital content agreements you need to support academic research, teaching and learning
Licence subscriptions manager
Search, subscribe and manage all your subscriptions to Jisc Collections-negotiated digital content
Chest
Purchase and manage discounted academic licences for commercially available software
Licensing consultancy
Expert local licensing support and practical assistance to help you transform your local licensing practice and knowledge
Knowledge Base+
See what's included in your digital subscriptions and how they can be used
JUSP
Usage statistics gathered and quality-assured on your behalf
Transnational education licensing
A simple, efficient way to license resources to students based abroad
Discovery and delivery
We’re supporting your discovery of digital and print collections and will help ensure the delivery of appropriate copies.
GUIDES
Supporting discovery and delivery
SERVICES
Library hub discover
Search the catalogues of a wide range of academic and specialist libraries to discover print and digital library resources
Library hub cataloguing
Download high quality catalogue records for use in your local library systems
CORE
Access millions of open access research papers
Knowledge Base+
A trusted list of titles to which you can subscribe then offer to users
Zetoc
Search over 52 million journal and conference papers and set up alerts on British Library data
Monitoring, evaluation and review
Helping you understand your long-term access rights as well as understand the value of your digital subscriptions and non-digital collections.
GUIDES
Supporting the evaluation and review of collections
Tracking ongoing access
SERVICES
Library hub compare
Manage and compare collections to make more informed decisions about your library holdings
JUSP
View simple, accurate, comparable usage statistics
Knowledge Base+
Compare and make decisions on e-journal packages
Need bespoke support?
We offer a benchmarked overview of library costs, across a range of library services, to help you make practical evidence-based decisions.
Explore our consultancy service
MEMBER STORIES
Raphael Hallett
Director, Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence
"Jisc's partnership with the Medical Heritage Library showcases a true 'meeting of minds' between archival ambition and digital expertise."
Read the full story.
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Jisc Collections
Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP)
Knowledge Base+
Licence subscriptions manager
Licensing consultancy
Library hub cataloguing
Library hub compare
Library hub discover
Transnational education licensing
Zetoc
GUIDES
How to track ongoing access
Purchasing digital archives
Supporting discovery and delivery
Supporting purchasing and licence management
Supporting the evaluation and review of collections
Tracking ongoing access
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Jisc negotiates transformative agreement with the National Academy of Sciences
New study on changing role of research libraries to be revealed at Jisc and CNI leader conference
New national agreement helps UK universities evaluate journal agreements with publishers
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Academic research should benefit society and not shareholders
Helping institutions share their research for the benefit of society
Open access publishing should be the default
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