Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)

MCB University Press Ltd. (now known as)
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd

Updated 23 September, 2009
NEWS 29/1/08: Emerald acquires new serials, series and books from Elsevier. Academic and professional literature publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., UK, has announced the acquisition of a programme of Management and Social Sciences book serials, series and monographs from Elsevier, comprising about 2,000 titles.
January 2007, Emerald Group Publishing is pleased to announce its recent deal with the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL). This five- year consortial agreement provides CAUL’s 1.1 million users with access to Emerald’s high quality collection of online digital journals and databases. Press Release.

Technical Support
Customer Support Charter
The Emerald Customer Support department is currently open between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. UK time for assistance please call ++ 44 1274 785 278
Emerald (Australasia) Ms Tan Shin Meei (Kuala Lumpur) +60 (3) 8076 6009 Email: (16/07/07)
When problems occur with the search function, point to until the problem is fixed.  (8/10/07)

Sales Contact: Andrea Gilbey Telephone 03 9486 2782 or 0431 598 476

Emerald Management Xtra Database.  Emerald/CAUL Consortium License 2007-2011 (signed 24/4/07)
CEIRC licence (draft 24/1/06, updated 24/3/06)
Emerald Backfiles Consortium Licence  (23/11/07)
Emerald Mangement Xtra Database - EMERALD/CAUL Consortium License (30/9/05)
Emerald Management Xtra - Single institution agreement (9/8/04)
EmeraldManagementReviewsPlus License (for CAUL, updated 2 October, 2001)
EmeraldAbstractsPlus License (for CAUL, updated 2 October, 2001)
EmeraldPlus License  (for CAUL, updated 2 October, 2001)

Emerald books. (23/9/08)
Titles list (26/9/08)
Psychology collection - see brochure (23/9/08)
Social sciences collection - see brochure (23/9/08)
Business, management & economics collection - see brochure (23/9/08)

2010 Emerald e-book offer (2/9/09)
2009 Emerald CAUL Offer: E-books (23/9/08)

MARC Records (29/4/09)
MARC records are now available for both of Emerald’s eBook Series Collections. Emerald offers MARC records for both its print and electronic content free of charge.  The records have been created for Emerald by Nielsen Book Data, a provider of book data for over 110 countries worldwide, and conform to the MARC21 standard. Records will be updated on a quarterly basis to incorporate new volumes as they are added to the two eBook Series Collections.
To download MARC records visit:  For more information please email:
Anyone in your organization can be informed when new MARC records are available by clicking here, entering their login details and ticking the box titled Emerald Administrators' E-mail Update.
This is a free service. Members of the list are primarily librarians, information officers and technical staff. There is no limit to the number of staff from one organization eligible to register. Please feel free to distribute this URL to other people in your organization who would be interested in receiving this type of information about Emerald.

Emerald Backfiles.
2010 pricing for CAUL (2/9/09)
2009 offer to CAUL (26/9/08, updated 20/7/09)
Pre-publication offer (27/9/07)
List of titles (10/10/07)

Emerald Management Xtra
"Emerald Management Xtra combines the powerful resources of both the Emerald Fulltext database and Emerald Management Reviews database, putting you in command of 450 journals at the heart of the management discipline.  A new collections series, which includes literature reviews, interviews and book reviews, provides short-cuts to pre-selected material to assist the user with projects they are about to undertake. The Emerald Management Xtra package is completed with an array of extended support resources, the Emerald Literati Club, the Emerald Research Register, Library Link, ManagementFirst, Conference Central and further support resources for teaching staff and students."
Emerald Xtr Step-by-Step Guide (27/3/08)
NB (30/4/09):  CAUL subscribers have free access to the Emerald Engineering Database which includes the titles listed below and was part of the initial agreement back in 2007 and will continue to be available to EMX subscribing CAUL members through to 2011.  More information on the titles contained within the database can be found at:
Engineering computations
Circuit World
Industrial lubrication and tribology

2010 pricing for CAUL - Update to existing 5 year CAUL/Emerald agreement 2007-11 (2/9/09, updated to add abstract databases 18/9/09))
Emerald Management Titles Lists 2010 - variations from EM Plus to EM 40 (23/9/09)
2009 proposal to CAUL - update to existing agreement (2/10/08)
Emerald Management Xtra Database variations - EMX40-EMX175 (3/10/08)
Titles Lists - extracted from 2007-2011 agreement and updating offers (2/10/08)
EMX Plus (previously known as Emerald ‘Complete’)
EMX 185 (new in 2009)
Emerald Management Xtra 160 (new in 2008)
Emerald Management Xtra 125 (replacement product for Emerald Management Xtra 110 **)
Emerald Management Xtra 111 (replacement product for Emerald Fulltext Plus*)
EMX 80

Emerald Management First (EMF) (new for 2008)
International Civil Engineering Abstracts
Computer Abstracts International Database
Computer & Communications Abstracts DatabaseBest of Biz (BoB) (new)

2008 proposal to CAUL - upgrade to existing agreement (1/8/07)
Emerald Management Xtra proposal 2007-2011 (received 19/6/06, updated 17/7/06)
Supplementary proposal for Xtra150 and alumni access (29/4/07)
Offer to CAUL for 2005-7 (24/8/04) - pricing query outstanding, trials available from November (1/10/04)
Preview Emerald Management Xtra at

Emerald Library - See Emerald Management Xtra for offers for 2007 onwards
Help, support and tips to help libraries increase their usage of Emerald’s databases
Frequently asked questions
Administrators email keep you abreast of things that are happening within Emerald and our products and services,   follow the administration link in green and enter your details, this can be cancelled at any time should you wish.
Emerald Price List
Emerald Titles
CAUL Proposal (revised 6 September, expires 31 October 2001) [Details of 2002 subscriptions]

Frequently asked questions
Technical Support

Emerald Fulltext = E Fulltext
Emerald Reviews = E Reviews (formerly Anbar Management Intelligence)
Emerald Abstract individual databases:
    Comp Abs = Computer Abstracts International Database
    ICEA = International Civil Engineering Abstracts
    CC = Computer & Communications
Terms of Agreement:  (for full details see the proposal)
The agreement will commence on 1 January 2002 for a 5-year term.
A no penalties opt-out clause after 3 years will be written into the agreement.
The publisher will guarantee the agreed pricing for the 5-year term.
Where more than one database is purchased, an additional 5% discount on the total price of both databases will apply
Agreement is subject to 21 institutions participating
Expressions of Interest should include:  (to the CAUL Office by 31 August 2001)
Current MCB product(s) held + the subscription renewal date for each
Potential MCB product(s), including those to which you already subscribe, and for each product:
    electronic only required, or if not, which subscription agent you use
    maximum price you are prepared to pay (pricing is based on number of subscribers, etc)
If committing to the offer, please include the order form included in the document of 10 August.
MCB Consortia Web Site
Market Day offer to CEIRC, 1998

Frequently Asked Questions raised during the
CAUL/Emerald visit July 2001
  1. Which journals are featured in the Acquisitions & Launches Suite?
    1. Online Information Review
      The Electronic Library
      Strategy & Leadership
      The Balance Sheet
      Corporate Governance
      Measuring Business Excellence
  2. Which are the journals that have been removed from Emerald Fulltext because Emerald at MCB does not own copyright?
  3. Continuing Professional Development
    Organization Dynamics
    Virtual University Journal
    Compensation & Benefits Review
    Asia Pacific Journal of Transport
    American Journal of Professional Development

    I am very pleased to tell you all that although this journal is not published by Emerald, the Australian Journal of Hospitality Management is still featured on Emerald.

  4. Usage Statistics

  5. The Usage Statistics package is now available. Please visit You will need your Emerald ID and Manager Password to access this software. If you do not have this information, please contact
  1. How can I keep up-to-date with changes to the Emerald databases?

  2. Register for the Emerald Administrator's update at All changes to the database will be notified via this list.
  3. How do I set up access to the new Emerald service via our Proxy servers?

  4. Electronic resources librarians should add the following address to their proxy server settings:
    In order to maintain all current links it is worth adding:
    If anyone has any problems, please contact
  5. Server downtime is often worked to suit western business and time zones. Can this be avoided for customers in the Far East and Australasia?

  6. Because there are now almost 30 servers world-wide supporting the Emerald service, we are able to carry out essential work on individual servers at times appropriate to that location.
  7. When will Emerald be SFX enabled?

  8. This development will be live during the early part of 2002.
  9. When will users be able to email articles?

  10. This is a development for 2002 and it is hoped it will be available in the early part of the year.
  11. Can an organisation link to individual articles?

  12. Yes. Go the Database Help Files at and see the Linking to Emerald section.
  13. Does the Emerald alert service migrate from emerald-library to emeraldinsight and how do you remove journals from the selection?

  14. Yes it does, and users need to contact the listserve and request that the journal selection be amended.
  15. Concerns were raised as to the lack of words on the home page and that the site would benefit from links to the services pages throughout the Emerald site.

  16. These points were raised with Emerald staff, a number of changes are planned.
  17. Will Emerald be Z39.50 compliant?

  18. It is unlikely that Emerald will undertake this development, though one of our partners may.
  19. Is Internet Explorer a preferred browser?

  20. No. Both Navigator and Explorer above 4.0 should work equally well.
  21. The fact that the Clear Search facility is a manual process needs to be made more obvious to the user.

  22. I have raised this point with the Emerald development team and suggested the following re-wording
    "On logging off, the Search History will not clear automatically. Please click to clear."
  1. Does Emerald still capture non-article content?

  2. Yes it does and is accessible via appropriate journals - many in engineering and property fields.
  3. Does Emerald Fulltext time out and if so what is the duration?

  4. Time out is currently 10 minutes but it is hoped that soon this will be extended to 30 minutes.
  5. If you visit the Emerald Abstracts home page it is impossible to see if there is a live subscription.

  6. I have requested that we add a tick to identify which, if any of the 3 Abstracts databases are live.
  7. Is the CrossRef project making any headway?

  8. Yes Emerald is still very much a part of this ongoing project and headway is being made.
  9. Where would I find a list of persistent URLs?

  10. Please go to and click the Persistent URLs link.

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