National Licences funded by the German Research Foundation (DRF) and Alliance Licences
DRF- funded licences for electronic Media
In order to permanently improve the supply of electronic expert information at German universities, research institutions and scientific libraries, the DRF has been financing the acquisition of national licences for electronic media since 2004. This has been taking place in the context of its support program: National literature supply and National licences.
The GRF's aim is to give scientists, students and scientifically interested private persons the possibility of accessing databanks, digital text collections, electronically available online journals and ebooks.
Nine institutions have signed the nationwide licence agreements with specialist companies, publishers and other information providers. These nine institutions are also contact addresses for providing the data. Interested institutions and private persons can find information here to the licensed products and logon modus operandi:
- An overview of the different products is available under offers.
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The IPN has acquired the following licences for its staff:
- AIP Digital Archive 1930-2010
- Blackwell Publishing Journal Backfiles 1879-2005i
- Elsevier Journal Backfiles on ScienceDirect 1907 - 2002
- Informa Healthcare Digital Archive 1896-2009
- Nature Archives 1869 - 2009
- Sage Journals Online Deep Backfile 1879-2010
For the complete text search of all the available articles in journals and ebooks, please click on the following page: http://finden.nationallizenzen.de/.
After establishing the priority initiative, "Digital information" of the Alliance of German Scientific organisations, the GRF funded national licences were transferred (field of action ""Nationale Lizenzierung") and have been further developed as "Alliance licences". The focus of these alliance licences is the acquisition of dynamic products (regularly published periodicals, databanks and ebooks) to fulfil scientific basic requirements. These products frequently have an interdisciplinary character. In comparison to the national licences (Classics) , the alliance licences are distinguished by a model that has a fundamentally different licensing and financing structure. This is a consortial structure and requires financial self contributions from the libraries. In the context of a contract duration that runs for several years, these licences are offered as national opt-in consortia.
The IPN has secured the following Alliance licences (till 31. 12. 2014) for its staff:
- Blackwell Reference Online (BRO) 2007-2013
- Sage Journals Online: Humanities and Social Sciences
- ScienceDirect eBooks: Psychology (login as IPN)
- Wiley-Blackwell Online Reference Works (8 eBooks required in catalogue)