Thanks Pru, and Liam. I'll follow it up here at La Trobe...

On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 9:44 AM, Pru Mitchell <pru.mitch...@bigpond.com>
wrote:

> Hi Leigh
>
> The Electronic Resources Australia (ERA) website has been left up by the
> National Library - in case any other organisation wanted to try and
> resurrect this program.
> http://www.nla.gov.au/content/electronic-resources-australia
>
> The Council of Australian University Librarians manage the university
> program: CAUL Electronic Information Resources Consortium (CEIRC)
> http://www.caul.edu.au/caul-programs/ceirc
>
> Cheers, Pru
> Pru Mitchell
> pru.mitch...@gmail.com
>
>
> On 7 Nov 2014, at 9:38 am, Leigh Blackall <leighblack...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Is there commentary or links documenting the attempt? It seems to me to be
> something that Open Universities Australia, or Universities Australia
> would/should attempt.. more so than NLA...
>
> On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 9:00 AM, Liam Wyatt <liamwy...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I say again: the NLA has tried, and will no doubt try again next time
>> they have to renegotiate...
>>
>> On Thursday, 6 November 2014, Leigh Blackall <leighblack...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> The thing is, all Australian universities are looking to cut
>>> subscriptions, to save money, looking especially at the least used
>>> subscriptions. If they pooled to the NLA, they'd be preserving those niche
>>> or historic subscriptions, and increasing the diversity of options across
>>> the board. How real is that risk of the publishers restricting the NLA. Can
>>> we use the German model to ensure it doesn't happen?
>>> On 07/11/2014 8:30 AM, "Juergen Fenn" <schneeschme...@googlemail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> 2014-11-06 22:10 GMT+01:00 Liam Wyatt <liamwy...@gmail.com>:
>>>> > You'll not be surprised to hear that the idea of a single national
>>>> license
>>>> > has been proposed before (and especially supported by the smaller /
>>>> > non-metropolitan universities. And you'll be equally unsurprised to
>>>> hear
>>>> > that the database companies don't like the idea.
>>>> >
>>>> > This is why the fact that you can get off-site access to a LOT of
>>>> academic
>>>> > database for free via the national library is an open-secret... The
>>>> national
>>>> > library is proud of the service but if university libraries stop
>>>> subscribing
>>>> > and instead tell their students to go via the NLA, then the database
>>>> > companies might start disallowing offsite access in the future.
>>>>
>>>> I'd just like to point out that we have a similar scheme in Germany
>>>> which is widely used and which is not dealt with  as an open secret,
>>>> but officially. The scientific libraries at Munich, Göttingen, Berlin,
>>>> and Frankfurt have taken over the technical and the administrative
>>>> side, while the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft provided the money.
>>>> Everyone living in Germany may apply for access to the databases
>>>> available.
>>>>
>>>> http://www.nationallizenzen.de
>>>> List of databases: http://www.nationallizenzen.de/angebote
>>>>
>>>> https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationallizenz#Nationallizenzen_in_Deutschland
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Jürgen.
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