About the Project
In order to assist UK HEI’s with the procurement of electronic scholarly material, the JISC and JISC Collections support a scheme called NESLi2. It is proposed that this framework could be extended to provide the basis for more robust post-cancellation access arrangements between publishers and consumers of e-journal material.
To improve provision of post-cancellation access, two new infrastructural facilities are envisaged: a registry of entitlement (which has reliable information on the journal content that has been subscribed by libraries via NESLi2) and a secure/virtual archive (providing secure and robust access to back journal content).
To examine the complexities of defining institutional entitlement to post-cancellation access, and to scope the required policy and procedures needed to establish an accurate registry of subscription information.
To examine and propose governance arrangements for administering and monitoring post-cancellation access.
To examine and propose a candidate technical infrastructure that would provide controlled access to licensed material, in a robust and secure manner.
To consult with publishers and other stakeholders to establish whether the proposed measures could form part of the NESLi2 licensing deal, and to enlist their support in supplying subscription information and journal content for the purposes of post-cancellation access.
JISC Collections, Content Complete Ltd and EDINA are partners in this project.
Deliverables were assigned to the relevant project partner and involved:
A report that examines the issues of post-cancellation access for UK HEI’s, the complexities of keeping track of subscription statuses over long periods of time.
A report that proposes governance arrangements for establishing and operating the PECAN initiative.
A report and indicative demonstrator of a candidate technical infrastructure to underpin the PECAN initiative: a registry of entitlement and a secure archive.
A report that describes the response from a sample of six (6) NESLi2 libraries about the PECAN proposal, containing information on their subscription information for individual titles in libraries' core subscriptions and the titles they have access to in Big Deals
A report detailing the response from NESLi2 publishers with regards to the PECAN proposal and their compliance.
Update: These deliverables have been compiled into the PECAN Final Report
Content Complete Ltd
Paul Harwood (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Albert Prior (email@example.com)
Peter Burnhill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Adam Rusbridge (email@example.com)
Liam Earney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lorraine Estelle (email@example.com)