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Updated 17 September, 1998 
Blackwell's | Electronic Journal Navigator
[Updated offer 17 September 1999]  [Offer 4 February 1998]
[Journals on EJN 8/9/99]



BLACKWELL'S ELECTRONIC JOURNAL NAVIGATOR (offer to CAUL updated September 1999)

Blackwell’s would like to continue the offer to waive the service fee for access to Electronic Journal Navigator. This gives CAUL and CONZUL members free access to the Electronic Journal Navigator until 31 December 2000.

Future Strategy for EJN
Blackwell’s Information Services announced at the beginning of 1999 its strategy for the continued evolutionary development of the Electronic Journal Navigator (EJN) service. Blackwell's has decided to award the management of the IT infrastructure that delivers EJN to ingenta Ltd of Bath, UK. This collaboration with ingenta allows Blackwell's to focus on successfully managing the publisher and customer relationships to deliver the highest quality electronic journal delivery service.

The improved IT infrastructure from ingenta means Blackwell's will be able to deliver a more reliable, robust and scaleable service, with a solution that gives us increased confidence in adding more publishers onto EJN, and keeping their content up-to-date on the service. Library users should see a significant improvement in performance, and a steady growth over time of journal coverage.

NB: EJN remains a Blackwell’s product and will exist as a separate service to that of ingenta’s ingentaJournals electronic journal delivery system.

Library users will benefit directly from the improved IT infrastructure of EJN. There will be a significant improvement in the time taken to search, browse and access full text articles. In addition, because one of the key aims of this development of EJN is to provide a content rich service, customers will see a constant and steady growth of journal coverage.

The new system will go live at the end of September 1999.

Features of the Electronic Journal Navigator
The service provides:

Other features include: Our comprehensive service package includes: Definition of a site

The Subscriber may provide access to the EJN service for its Authorised Users within any Authorised site. An Authorised site will be established after Blackwell's has approved the Subscriber's site description and the Subscriber has paid for the appropriate subscriptions. All Authorised Users, relating to that Authorised site, may access the Service regardless of their method or location of access.

An Authorised site is defined as an organisation where there is one central control and administration for the system and for the subscriptions to electronic titles.

Authorised users, affiliated with the Authorised Site, may have access from remote campuses, home offices and distance learning campuses. Additional campuses under separate administration must be licensed separately [e.g. University of Western Sydney]

Guest logon
Any institution can have a guest log on for period of 30 days, providing them with access to the Table of Contents and Abstracts for all issues of journals currently on EJN and to the full text of a selected number of issues, where permission has been obtained from the publisher, to permit this.

There are no limits to the number of people, within the institution, who may access the system using the guest log on.

The email link to apply for a guest logon is available from the EJN home page at http://navigator.blackwell.co.uk 

Content
A list of titles on EJN is available by clicking the ‘Journals on EJN’ button from the Login page.

Access
EJN is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

New issues of existing journals are loaded onto EJN within 3 working days of receiving the data from the relevant publisher.

Archiving
Blackwell's has committed to archiving all titles for three years initially. Blackwell’s is negotiating with publishers and other archiving stores to provide a permanent electronic archive for all electronic subscriptions.

If you have any questions please contact our Systems Consultant Glenda Rowsell [rowsell@blackwell.com.au]or myself [cohn@blackwell.com.au].

Yours Sincerely,

Carolyne Cohn
Regional Sales Manager


BLACKWELL'S ELECTRONIC JOURNAL NAVIGATOR (offer to CAUL updated 4 February 1998)

Blackwell's would like to offer to CAUL a consortia pricing option for access to Electronic Journal Navigator [EJN] Many of CAUL's members have been development partners in the first phase of this service and we would like to now offer all CAUL members access to this service.

Features of the Electronic Journal Navigator

The service provides:

Other features include: Our comprehensive service package includes: Definition of a site

The Subscriber may provide access to the EJN service for its Authorised Users within any Authorised site. An Authorised site will be established after Blackwell's has approved the Subscriber's site description and the Subscriber has paid for the appropriate subscriptions. All Authorised Users, relating to that Authorised site, may access the Service regardless of their method or location of access.

An Authorised site is defined as an organisation where there is one central control and administration for the system and for the subscriptions to electronic titles. Authorised users, affiliated with the Authorised Site, may have access from remote campuses, home offices and distance learning campuses. Additional campuses under separate administration must be licenced separately [e.g. University of Western Sydney]

Guest logon

Any institution can have a guest log on for period of 1 month, providing them with access to the Table of Contents and Abstracts for all issues of journals currently on EJN and to the full text of a selected number of issues, where permission has been obtained from the publisher, to permit tallow this.

There are no limits to the number of people, within the institution, who may access the system using the guest log on.

The email link to apply for a guest logon is available from the EJN home page at http://navigator.blackwell.co.uk

Content

A list of the titles available on the system is available on the home page at  HYPERLINK http://www.navigator.co.uk http://www.navigator.co.uk. By using the guest log on it is possible to see the number of issues that are available for each title. At this time all issues of the journals available from Blackwell Science, Blackwell Publishers, Thomson Science and MCB have been included.

Access

The data is loaded on three servers around the world in Oxford, San Jose and Sydney. The system is designed to default to another server if for any reason one of these is unavailable. The server is updated with new content on a daily basis. The web address for the Australian server is http://navigator.blackwell.com.au

Archiving

Blackwell's has committed to archiving all titles for three years initially. Blackwell's will not be providing a permanent archive.

Consortium price for Blackwell's Electronic Journal Navigator
Number of sites Discount Price/Site/ Per annum 
2-9 20%  A$3960 
10-19 27.5% A$3485 
20-39  32.5%  A$2475 
40-49 37.5% A$1485
 

Please note: This offer is only available if we receive commitment from the consortium that all members sign up for the Electronic Journal Navigator at the same time, that is, it will not apply if members wish to sign up at different times.

Customers signing up before the 1st January 1999 can take advantage of our Special Offer, which is dependent on the number of titles, they are accessing through the Electronic Journal Navigator.

Blackwell's Electronic Journal Navigator -Special Offer until 1.1.99
Number of titles Price
0-10 A$400
11-30 A$1000
31-60  A$2000
61-100 A$3000
 

The special offer price, linked to content, will apply for one calendar year from the time of signing up for the service, even if during that time a site moves into a higher band due to increased content being used.

The Consortium discounts shown above will also apply to the special offer.

For example, if your consortium consists of 21 sites, and one of your sites accesses 10 titles through Blackwell's Electronic Journal Navigator, the price would be as follows

Electronic titles not subscribed to through Blackwell's, but accessed through the Navigator, will be charged as follows: This charge is additional to any of the pricing mentioned above. When calculating the price for our Special Offer, external titles (that is, subscriptions not placed through Blackwell's but accessed through Electronic Journal Navigator) will be included in the total number of journals accessed through the Service.

If those subscriptions were moved to Blackwell's, then accessed via the Navigator, the charges would be removed. Where a publisher charges a subscription price that has a component for the paper copy, and a separate component for the electronic access, for example, the paper subscription is 100% and the electronic version an additional 40%, it is possible to subscribe to only the electronic version through Blackwell's

If you have any questions please contact our Systems Consultant Glenda Rowsell [rowsell@blackwell.com.au]or myself [cohn@blackwell.com.au].

Yours Sincerely,

Carolyne Cohn
Regional Sales Manager


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