Emerald renews three consortia deals in North America

Major consortia agreements in Ontario, Quebec and California

[UKPRwire, Fri Apr 20 2007] Emerald Group Publishing Limited is pleased to announce the renewal of three major consortia in Ontario, Quebec and California. The Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC), the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and the Conference des Recteurs et des Principaux des Universities de Quebec (CREPUQ) have all committed to three year licenses – with an estimated 600,000 potential users in North America.

SCELC was established in 1986 to develop resource-sharing relationships among the libraries of private academic institutions in California. Members include the University of Southern California, Pepperdine University and Loyola Marymount.

Established in 1967, OCUL has a long history of collaboration and co-operation among its member institutions, which include York University, Queens University and the University of Toronto. The consortia agreement covers the majority of institutions in Ontario.

CREPUQ is a private organization comprising, on a voluntary basis, all of Quebec’s universities. Founded in 1963, it was incorporated in 1967 as a non-profit corporation.

Anne-Marie Thorslund, Emerald Business Manager for Canada and the Western States said, “The agreements have been renewed and Emerald will provide access to the Emerald Management Xtra database for a further three years.

Access to the database supports and strengthens the learning and educational offerings of these prestigious institutions through international, academically rigorous and easily accessed research that is peer-reviewed.”
About Emerald http://www.emeraldinsight.com
Established in 1967, Emerald Group Publishing Limited is the world’s leading publisher of management journals and databases.

Emerald celebrates 40 years of publishing excellence in 2007. Consistently ranked at 98% in customer satisfaction surveys, Emerald was voted "Best Customer Support" by readers of The Charleston Advisor. Emerald is COUNTER-compliant, meeting the international code of practice for reports that allow clients to measure usage of online information products and services in a consistent manner.

Emerald publishes over 170 peer-reviewed titles such as Management Decision, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Documentation, Library Hi-Tech, Journal of Knowledge Management, Industrial Management and Data Systems and The TQM Magazine, along with a core collection of library and information science journals. The Emerald online collection of journals, abstracts and resources, Emerald Management Xtra, is designed for business schools and management departments worldwide. For managers in corporate and public organizations, Emerald Management First provides fast and friendly access to applied research, ideas, insights and interviews from the world’s best management thinkers.
About SCELC http://www.scelc.org/

The Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium brings together over 90 non-profit academic and research institutions to promote the effectual use and dissemination of electronic information to libraries and their users. SCELC seeks to enhance the effectiveness of member institutions, and works to better position these organizations for achieving their academic and research missions. SCELC fulfils this mission by:

• licensing electronic resources
• educating library staff
• encouraging professional networking
• sharing resources
• supporting advocacy
• enabling access
• providing benefits to libraries
• enabling collaboration among diverse institutions.

About OCUL http://www.ocul.on.ca/

OCUL’s vision is to be a recognized leader in provincial, national and international post-secondary communities for the collaborative development and delivery of outstanding and innovative library services that are critical to the success of Ontario’s universities. Established in 1967, OCUL's 20 member institutions continue to enhance their libraries through activities such as resource sharing, collective purchasing, and, joint creation of the digital library Scholars Portal.

About CREPUQ http://www.crepuq.qc.ca/

CREPUQ is above all a permanent forum for dialogue and the exchange of ideas where administrators can share their experiences in order to improve the overall efficiency of Quebec’s higher education system. This dialogue promotes the harmonization of policies and procedures in many different areas and frequently leads to the adoption of common viewpoints. It sometimes leads to the creation of joint services.

Company: Emerald Group Publishing

Contact Name: Gill Etienne

Contact Email: getienne@emeraldinsight.com

Contact Phone: 01274 777700

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