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2013 MCLS Journal Package Offer


The full Cambridge University Press Journals Package offers academic and public libraries multi-site, institution-wide online access to 315+ academic journals of distinction in a wide range of disciplines. Together the journals form one of the most valuable and comprehensive collections of research available today. Included journals (click for full title list) are drawn from across over 40 subject areas, including:
•  Political Science       •  Psychology
•  Computer Science       •  Agriculture
•  Law       •  Mathematics
•  Economics       •  Language & Linguistics
•  History       •  Area Studies
•  Nutrition       •  Environmental Science

The Cambridge-MCLS group subscription offer includes:
  • Current content access, including at least 10 years of backfiles for most titles
  • Perpetual access to all package titles published during the term of the license

Libraries access the package via the Cambridge Journals Online (CJO) platform—custom-developed and hosted by Cambridge to continue their leadership in functionality and online delivery. Cambridge is committed to serving the academic community by staying at the forefront of online publishing technology, helping you serve your library's students, professors, and researchers.

Pricing for the Cambridge Journals Online Package is based on offering a significant discount off the value of the titles an institution gains by participating in the consortia agreement via MCLS. Rather than adding an arbitrary surcharge to the value of the titles to which you already subscribe, Cambridge believes it makes more sense to pair what you pay with what you get. Therefore, Cambridge simply converts all 2012 subscriptions to their 2013 online-only list price and applies a 95% discount to all titles gained in the package. This model provides a straightforward account of every penny spent and gives you manageable cost-per-title figures.

The standard license agreement runs for a 3-year period with a capped annual increase of 5%. Each year, Cambridge will reconcile your library's titles. You will be asked if your library has existing subscriptions for newly-acquired CUP titles. These will be added to your base price. Your cost will also be reduced for any titles CUP no longer offers, based on those journals' previously-charged price. All adjustments will be clearly presented in a spreadsheet for each renewal. Cambridge's ultimate goal for this process is complete transparency, with no unexplained charges and no surprises!

Subscriptions run annually, January through December. Contact us at services@mcls.org for quotes, questions, or signup. Advance quotes are available for 2014-start access, too!


Cambridge Journals Digital Archive


Cambridge now has 255 titles in its Complete Digital Archive. The Archives are available in pre-set collections, custom packages, or title-by-title. The Archive is a one-time, perpetual online access purchase. Click here for the full Digital Archive title list. For quotes or other assistance, contact us at services@mcls.org.


Cambridge Books Online & University Publishing Online


Offers access to over 20,000 titles spanning all areas of the sciences and humanities. Flexible purchase plans allow you to purchase a complete subject collection, a custom package, or a title-by-title collection tailored on your libraryís needs. Contact MCLS at services@mcls.org or learn more about Cambridge Books Online at ebooks.cambridge.org.


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