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SOL 2014 Brochure

  1. 1. SOL the sustainable organization library 2014
  2. 2. “This is a welcome innovation for all of us committed to responsible leadership values and sustainability-related research and education.” Professor Simon Mercado, Associate Dean, Nottingham Business School, England I felt that purchasing the Sustainable Organization Library should be a high priority given the strong and growing trend toward sustainability research in many disciplines at our institution. SOL seems particularly strong in the business areas that I primarily support, but it also has resources that would be of use to subjects such as urban studies, public policy, economics, and environmental studies. Mark Bodnar, Subject Librarian (Business) Simon Fraser University, Canada
  3. 3. the sustainable organization library  SOL the sustainable organization library: taking sustainability seriously Taking sustainability seriously is no longer nice to do, it is must-do. Inspire the next generation of responsible leaders with the Sustainable Organization Library (SOL). What is the Sustainable Organization Library? The Sustainable Organization Library is a dedicated online collection of more than 8000 individually searchable chapters, articles, reports and case studies featuring leading thinkers in sustainability and social responsibility. SOL draws from more than 300 books; 150 journal issues and 57 journal themed/special issues; and nearly 350 reports, organized into 75 volumes. SOL gives instant access to: • Leading international authors, commentators and researchers on sustainability • Case studies on best practice from international organizations • Evidence-based research to inspire and support the next generation of leaders and environmental researchers Browse the collection at 2
  4. 4. SOL  the sustainable organization library about sol SOL is published by GSE Research, and features content from partners including: We wanted to have this collection as it is within sustainability, a hot topic within universities worldwide. Anna-Lena Johansson, Lund University Libraries, Sweden The recent acquisition of the Sustainable Organization Library has been positively received by our academic community and strengthens our collection in this key area. Anne Knight, Head of Content, Digital Client Services, Cranfield University, UK 3
  5. 5. the sustainable organization library   SOL a dedicated collection on sustainability The University of Exeter prides itself on its green credentials and sustainability features strongly in many of our courses... Acquiring the Sustainable Organization Library has allowed us to increase our holdings in this subject area painlessly and conveniently. Patrick Overy, Subject Librarian (Law and Business), University of Exeter, UK 4
  6. 6. SOL  the sustainable organization library benefits How can SOL be used? • As a research and educational resource • For teaching, learning and development activities • As set reading for students; papers, chapters or entire books can be used for both specific and general programs of study • To support practical initiatives such as waste reduction or energy-saving • To support campus green initiatives • To support environmental strategy commitments • As the basis for formulation of initiatives • In community relations initiatives What does SOL include? SOL covers sustainability in its broadest sense, addressing the social, environmental and economic aspects. Topic areas covered in SOL include: • Politics, policy and governance • Finance, accounting and economics • Engineering and manufacturing • Social policy and development • Built environment and architecture • Food, agriculture and land use • Business and management across many industry sectors • Environment and climate change What are the benefits of using SOL? • Instant, full-text access to leading research, case studies and book content • DRM-free unrestricted access for your entire institution • Easy to download from any computer, mobile phone, tablet or eReader • Individually searchable and downloadable articles • Available on subscription or outright ownership provides an invaluable resource and reference point for research and best practice in the areas of governance, sustainability and environmental management... The School is proud to be a SOL partner. Professor John Wilson, Dean of the Glasgow School for Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland 5
  7. 7. the sustainable organization library  SOL how to get sol 1. Buy it outright This option gives you permanent, unlimited access to the 8000+ chapters, case studies and research papers included in SOL. You can access the collection across your organization with no further fees to pay and no restrictions on downloads or simultaneous use. New releases are available as a top-up, with favourable rates for existing customers. 2. Subscribe A subscription gives you the same unrestricted access to all the material in the collection. The collection is automatically updated with new Greenleaf Publishing material during your subscription period. Multi-site and multi-year arrangements are available on request. Discounts are available for non-commercial and smaller organizations. Contact us for pricing details. SOL is available under the Eduserv Chest Agreement for UK and Ireland institutions. technical specifications SOL is delivered on the IngentaConnect platform, and is compliant with key standards including OpenURL 1.0 and RSS 1.0, and has a W3C accessibility rating of AA. SOL usage reports are COUNTER 3 compliant. SOL is compatible with discovery tools including Summon, Ebsco Discovery and Ex Libris Primo. MARC records for the books and journals carried in SOL are available at no extra cost. SOL is archived by LOCKSS. Licence SOL is available under the Shared e-Resource Understanding (SERU) standard licence and the Eduserv Standard Chest Licence Terms and Conditions. We would be happy to set up a trial at your institution. Contact sales@gseresearch. com for further details. Visit to browse the collection. 6
  8. 8. “Sustainability is one of the key issues for the 21st century, and [SOL] is an exceptional collection that will be of great value to business schools and companies all over the world” - Prof. Eric Cornuel, CEO Director General, EFMD, Belgium GSE Research Publishing, Leigh House, Varley Street, Leeds LS28 6AN, UK Tel: +44 113 386 9278 Fax: +44 113 386 9277 Email: Web: