Relationship with SCONUL

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During 2014 the Northern Collaboration piloted a new regional group model with SCONUL, in which it paid the SCONUL office for providing administrative infrastructure. This enabled the NC to keep subscription costs low.

SCONUL provided support in the following ways:

  • Financial management, including invoicing of subscriptions and conference fees
  • Employment of the NC Development Officer on our behalf
  • Development of NC website

The pilot was evaluated by the NC Directors and SCONUL in December 2014, was considered to have worked well for both parties, and was confirmed as a permanent relationship. The model has since been used by SCONUL for other consortia.

Thank you to Ann Rossiter and the SCONUL office staff for their positive approach in making this work.