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Brill Joins Jisc Digital Archival Collections Group Purchasing Pilot in the UK

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore – 31 March 2017

International publishing house Brill has joined a UK pilot project organized by Jisc, the Digital Archival Collections group purchasing pilot, aimed at lowering the costs of purchasing digital archival collections for UK university libraries and increasing access to important resources of primary source material.

Jisc, a non-profit organization, provides digital services and solutions for higher education in the UK. By organizing a group-purchasing pilot, Jisc aims to support Higher Education institutions with a more efficient, coordinated and transparent approach to the acquisition of digital archival collections. The pilot leverages institutions’ collective purchasing power to lower costs and will run from mid-March to July 2017. University libraries will be able to pledge for the collections they’re most interested in any time between March and mid-July through the Jisc Collections web site. The final cost of each resource will be calculated based on the collective number of pledges from institutions on any resources on offer by each of the participating publishers, resulting in significant savings than offered previously. Brill is one of three participating publishers.

The following Brill digital archival collections are available via the Jisc pilot:

• Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations, 1959- : The Vertical Archive of the Casa de las Américas, Part 1: “Casa y Cultura”
• Classic Mexican Cinema Online
• Book Sales Catalogues Online
• Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 1: Pioneer Orientalists
• Codices Vossiani Latini Online
• Codices Hugeniani Online
• North China Daily News Online

For more information about this pilot, please visit or contact Linda Empringham, Sales Director (EMEA and South Asia) at Brill, at [email protected].

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) and Singapore (SG), Brill today publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. 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

About Jisc
Jisc is the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions.
• Operate shared digital infrastructure and services
• negotiate sector-wide deals with IT vendors and commercial publishers, and
• provide trusted advice and practical assistance for universities, colleges and learning providers.
For further information, please contact [email protected].

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