JISC collections for schools: online subscription resources


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Presentation covering Joint Information Services Committee [JISC] collections' work on developing subscription packages of learning resources to be used in schools. Part of the Digital literacy in an e-world 2008: the 8th Annual E-Books Conference which took place Thu 30 Oct 2008, delivered by S Fahmy, JISC collections for schools. Organised by Scottish Library & Information Council [SLIC]

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JISC collections for schools: online subscription resources

  1. 1. 5 June 2009 | JISC Collections for Schools- An important role for RBCs | Slide
  2. 2. | Slide Since April 2008… a world of trusted online information sources… has been made available to teachers and learners… at specially-negotiated prices that schools can afford!
  3. 3. Introduction and overview <ul><li>Since April 2008, schools have been able to benefit from nationally-negotiated terms for a range of specially-selected and high quality online subscription services. </li></ul><ul><li>From newspaper archives and image databanks to invaluable resources covering history, science, art and music, modern languages and much, much more! </li></ul><ul><li>Pricing is based on overall number of learners – so the more schools that subscribe to a resource together, the lower the prices will be. </li></ul><ul><li>JISC Collections have negotiated very generous discounts due to this purchasing model. </li></ul>Slide
  4. 4. Why the project? free online resources and the Google factor… <ul><li>Today’s students increasingly look for information online rather than consulting books available in the school library, and a high percentage now have access to the internet at home as well as in school. </li></ul><ul><li>A key problem with the vast majority of free online resources is that the quality of information cannot be guaranteed </li></ul><ul><li>Who has written it? </li></ul><ul><li>Has it been reviewed for accuracy? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it an unbiased view? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it up to date? </li></ul><ul><li>Also, millions of results are returned from the majority of searches, making it very hard for students to find appropriate information. </li></ul>| Slide
  5. 5. Google Search for Stalin <ul><li>13 million hits! </li></ul><ul><li>Here are a few of them: </li></ul><ul><li>He was his mother's fourth child to be born in less than four years. ... </li></ul><ul><li>The most famous aspect of Stalin's Russia was the Terror. </li></ul><ul><li>THE Soviet dictator Josef Stalin ordered the creation of Planet of the Apes-style warriors by </li></ul><ul><li>Stalin may have been poisoned by his closest associates because he was preparing the country for World War III. </li></ul><ul><li>… to defend Stalin and his work on the basis of fact and to refute capitalist, revisionist, opportunist </li></ul><ul><li>Adolf Hitler and Russian leader Stalin were possessed by the Devil… </li></ul><ul><li>Bring me the head of John Wayne: Stalin wanted the actor killed </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you, Stalin . Thank you because I am joyful. </li></ul><ul><li>The personality of Stalin as seen through his handwriting. </li></ul><ul><li>Joseph Stalin's birthdate, birth name, Tarot card, Rune! </li></ul>The challenge for schools in the internet age:
  6. 6. The high cost of quality subscription resources… JISC Collections’ role <ul><li>A vast range of trusted resources are now available online, but the majority are only available by annual subscription – and, in most cases, the annual fee means that schools can’t afford to subscribe. </li></ul><ul><li>Until now, there has also been little central negotiation for online resources on behalf of UK schools or coordination of “buying groups” – this means that schools have not been able to take advantage of consortium pricing arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>This model has been employed by JISC Collections to great effect within higher and further education </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 80 online subscription resources available to higher and further education with an estimated saving to higher education being £156 million. </li></ul>| Slide
  7. 7. A superb library of online resources provided by Learning and Teaching Scotland <ul><li>Learning and Teaching Scotland have been one of the first pioneering ‘buying groups’ to purchase 6 of the JISC Collections for Schools resources </li></ul><ul><li>Selected resources offer a high-quality, comprehensive and regularly updated online library for all secondary schools in Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>The resources were selected on the basis of their proven quality and their fit with the curriculum and A/AS level syllabi. </li></ul>| Slide
  8. 8. Learning and Teaching Scotland’s cost efficiencies <ul><li>Schools can sign up individually but… </li></ul><ul><li>Pricing is based on the total number of learners at subscribing schools. T he more schools that subscribe to a resource as a group, the lower the prices will be. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and Teaching Scotland buying as a consortia has made unprecedented cost efficiencies of approximately 80% off the publishers’ list price. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The licence sets out the terms and conditions of use </li></ul><ul><li>The licence is designed to protect the publishers’ intellectual property while allowing you to fully use the material for educational purposes </li></ul><ul><li>The licence is a legal contract between Learning and Teaching Scotland (on behalf of all the secondary schools in Scotland) and the content provider: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the content provider is bound to deliver the content and allow you the uses as agreed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the content provider warrants that it owns the content it is making available to you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>that you use the content according to the terms and conditions of use </li></ul></ul>JISC Collections for Schools licence: Introduction
  10. 10. Terms and Conditions – what they mean <ul><li>Authorised users ( pupils and staff ) may : </li></ul><ul><li>View </li></ul><ul><li>Make temporary local cache, display and download parts </li></ul><ul><li>Access electronically by secure authentication (in the school or at home) </li></ul><ul><li>Take extracts ‘cut and paste’ - provided the source is acknowledged </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate extracts in learning materials – share those learning materials with other Authorised Users </li></ul><ul><li>Print copies </li></ul><ul><li>Authorised users (pupils and staff) may not : </li></ul><ul><li>Exploit the resource in any way for commercial gain </li></ul><ul><li>Take extracts without making acknowledgements </li></ul><ul><li>Modify </li></ul><ul><li>Make any part available on the open web </li></ul><ul><li>Make the resource available to anyone who is not an Authorised User </li></ul><ul><li>that’s to say issue passwords or share passwords with anyone who is not an Authorised User </li></ul>
  11. 11. And finally... <ul><li>Please do visit the JISC Collections for Schools website for more information at www.jcs.nen.gov.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Office: 0203 006 6011 </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile: 0779 289 2151 </li></ul><ul><li>Web: www.jcs.nen.gov.uk . </li></ul>| Slide