JISC Collections endorses Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Group negotiates special pricing for UK academic community

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources, is pleased to announce JISC Collections’ endorsement of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO), a multi-year global publishing programme that offers researchers and students digital access to the most provisionally comprehensive collection of nineteenth century materials of its kind. As part of this new agreement, JISC Collections has negotiated discounted pricing for Higher Education institutions in the UK that opt to purchase either the first four or first eight archives in the programme. Significant discounts for archives I-IV and I-VIII are based on the number of participating institutions and range between 30% and 55%.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online unites multiple, distinct archives into a single resource offering researchers and students access to a wide range of primary sources from the “long” 19th century (1789-1914) and beyond, including books and newspapers to manuscripts, photographs and maps. Archives published in the programme include works in Western as well as non-Western languages and are sourced from rare collections at libraries and other institutions around the globe. Selected with the guidance of an international team of expert advisors, these primary sources are invaluable for a wide range of academic disciplines and areas of study. The first eight archives in the programme and offered to Higher Education institutions in the UK at a special price are:

  • British Politics and Society
  • European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection
  • Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
  • British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture
  • Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest
  • Photography: The World Through the Lens
  • Science, Technology and Medicine, 1780-1925
  • Women: Transnational Networks

In addition to the 20 million pages of content within the archives, the resource is built on an innovative technology platform that features a range of tools to support teaching, learning and research. By negotiating special pricing for Nineteenth Century Collections Online, JISC Collections is making these unique collections more widely available to the UK academic community. The full details of the offers can be found on the JISC Collections website at http://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/Catalogue/FullDescription/index/1509 and http://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/Catalogue/FullDescription/Index/1503 and are valid only until June 2013.

For more information on Nineteenth Century Collections Online, please visit gale.cengage.co.uk/product-highlights/history/nineteenth-century-collections-online.aspx

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About Cengage Learning and Gale
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, serves the world's information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet. It is best known for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs – from homework help to health questions to business profiles – in a variety of formats. http://www.cengage.co.uk

About JISC Collections (www.jisc-collections.ac.uk)
JISC Collections was established by the UK Higher and Further Education funding councils to negotiate at a national level with publishers and owners of digital content on behalf of the academic and research community.  This national negotiating role provides the community with efficiency gains in excess of £40 million per annum.