Content and Collections


The Content Group is working closely with colleagues in Jisc, RLUK and others across the library community and beyond to shape the future of subscriptions in the UK and explore the scope for developing collective collecting approaches. This is particularly timely with the publication of the Jisc Critical Review of Transitional Agreements; renewed pressures on budgets; and the slow pace of change towards open access internationally. The group held a Content Forum meeting in early February where there was lively debate about the short and longer-term options on subscriptions and the group will continue to work through the implications of this debate and equitable and sustainable options for the sector. 

The Content Strategy group is also working in a number of areas at the moment, including:

  • Continued support for Rights Retention policies
  • Collaboration on collections and support for open access monographs



University of Cambridge. Credit: Alice the Photo.