Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) – 4 April 2013
Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is pleased to announce that JISC Collections has purchased the Brill Journal Archive Online Part 2 on behalf of the education and research community in the UK.
Part 2 of the Brill Journal Archives is available to access on Brill’s new e-journals and e-books platform booksandjournals.brillonline.com. The content will also be made available on the JISC Journal Archives platform as part of the JISC eCollections service. Eligible libraries wishing to sign up for access to the Brill Journal Archive Online Part 2 are invited to contact JISC Collections.
The purchase of the Brill Journal Archive Online Part 2 follows an earlier acquisition of Part 1 by JISC Collections in 2008. More than 100 institutions in the UK have access to Part 1 and are now eligible for access to Part 2 as well.
The Brill Journal Archives consist of two parts, the first part covering the 19th and 20th century, and the second part covering the first decade of the 21st century. Part II covers all 1,254 volumes of 175 journals that were published in the 10-year period 2000-2009.
“Together with the Brill Journal Archive Part 1, the new agreement with JISC Collections gives the UK academic community seamless access to more than 100,000 articles in the humanities, international law & human rights and biology,” says Sam Bruinsma, Vice President Business Development at Brill. “We are delighted that Brill’s journals have been selected by JISC Collections.”
Lorraine Estelle, CEO of JISC Collections, said that “the Brill Journal Archive Part 2 received high marks and was ranked as a high priority by the UK community in our recent call for archives and collections. The central purchase of the archive brings value to our members and we are pleased to be providing users with access to an even larger archive of content to support their teaching, learning and research.”
All UK higher and further education institutions and research councils are eligible for access to the Brill Journal Archive Online Part 2. Please contact JISC Collections at [email protected] to set up access.
About Brill (brill.com)
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, BRILL is a leading international academic publisher in the fields of Ancient Near East and Egypt, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, contemporary History and History of War studies, Biblical and Religious Studies, Slavic Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, Human Rights and Public International Law. With offices in Leiden and Boston, BRILL today publishes more than 185 journals and around 600 new books and reference works each year. All publications are available in both print and electronic form. BRILL also markets a large number of research collections and databases with primary source material. 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 www.brill.com.
About JISC Collections
JISC Collections is a division of JISC Collections and Janet Ltd. It supports the procurement of digital content for education and research in the UK. Through its negotiation and licensing work JISC Collections provides annual savings to its members in excess of £50million per annum. For further information please visit www.jisc-collections.ac.uk