Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)

Palgrave Macmillan

Updated 11 November, 2009


Palgrave Reference
Site License Agreement (28/8/07)
The Statesman's Yearbook
Kodansha – Encyclopaedia of Japan
International Handbook of Universities (launching August, 2008)
The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics 2E
Palgrave Reference 2010 pricing (11/11/09)
Proposal to CAUL for SY, NPDE, KEJ, IHU and Quotation for current subscribers (24/6/08)
Proposal to CAUL for SY and NPDE (24/8/07)  NB:  Pricing in AUD
Proposal to CAUL for Statesman’s Yearbook Online for 2007 (30/8/06)

Palgrave Connect.
Palgrave Macmillan and Nature Publishing Group collaborate to launch new ebook platform. In response to the growing demand for digital resources Palgrave Macmillan will launch its own ebook platform, Palgrave Connect, in January 2009. (12/11/08)
Palgrave Connect offers library users unlimited simultaneous access to Palgrave Macmillan’s complete ebook collection or any combination of collections in the following eight subject areas:
Business & Management
Economics & Finance
History
Language & Linguistics
Literature & Performing Arts
Political & International Studies
Religion & Philosophy
Social & Cultural Studies

Palgrave Macmillan Journals
NEWS 22/8/08: From 2008, Palgrave Macmillan no longer offer a combined print and online subscription product. Online access to Palgrave Macmillan journals is now sold as site licenses via our sister company Nature Publishing Group (NPG). Print only subscriptions are still available.
FAQs: Announcing the Introduction of Site Licenses to Palgrave Macmillan Journals (12/9/07)
Journals Price List 2009 (22/8/08)
Journals Price List 2008 (21/8/07)
Journals Price List 2006

2010 proposal to CAUL (draft 19/5/09, finalised 29/9/09)
CAUL Group Quotation for 2010 (19/5/09)
Proposal to CAUL Members for Palgrave Journals (Online) for 2009 (8/5/08, updated 29/8/08)
CAUL Group Quotation Spreadsheet for 2009 (8/5/08)
Academic Licence Agreement Schedule - 2008 (13/5/08)
Corporate Licence Agreement Schedule - 2008 (13/5/08)

Proposal to CAUL Members for Palgrave Journals (Online) for 2008 (29/8/07)
CAUL Group Quotation Spreadsheet for 2008 (29/8/07)
CAUL Licence template for 2007 (29/6/06, updated 29/8/07)
Offer to CAUL for 2007, including description of the 30 titles (29/6/06, updated 7/8/06)
2006 pricing for Henry Stewart and Perpetuity Press titles (29/6/06)
2006 subscriptions list - CAUL (those who took up the 2006 offer) and non-CAUL (those who didn't) (30/6/06, updated 7/8/06)
Offer to CAUL for 2006, including description of the 29 titles (22/8/05)
CAUL subscriptions simulation (22/8/05)
Institutional licence for journals (22/8/05)
Offer to CAUL for 2005 (18/4/04)
CAUL holdings 2004 (23/4/04)

Responses to questions (23/4/04)
Q. If PM publishes only 24 journals, how does this relate to line 3 of your table which lists the number of subscriptions and associated discounts.
[Stalmans, Tine] The number of subscriptions in the grid refers to subscriptions, not to titles. So, according to the attached spreadsheet, CAUL currently has a total of 93 subscriptions.

Q. Regarding the condition:
"To qualify for the same discount in subsequent years, consortium members are required to renew the entire package of existing and newly subscribed titles covered by the consortium agreement."
Does this mean that the discount level will change downwards, or that reducing subscriptions in not permitted?
[Stalmans, Tine]  Reducing subscriptions is not permitted,although titles can be swapped as long as the total volume (in terms of value) of subs does not go down. However, if there is no sufficient increase in total spend, the discount level does not change in subsequent years.

Q. What kind of discounts are available in subsequent years?
[Stalmans, Tine] This is negotiable and depends on the additional subscription value/title volume in subsequent years, which will make you pass into a new discount band. So on average you will be looking at an additional discount of 0.5 - 1% applied on the prices of the new year.

Q. If members have to increase their spend by 20% to qualify for a 5-8% discount, I can see that we will have problems reaching the participation rate of 20% by volume.
[Stalmans, Tine]  A 20% total increase means that some institutions will have to add a single title only to quality for the discount, certainly if they decided to add a more expensive title. It is also allowed that some unis add a couple of titles, while others add none at all, as long as they altogether reach the 20% added value threshold.

Q. What does "single site" mean in this licence?
[Stalmans, Tine]  I understand that the multi-site question is a very important matter in a country like Australia. So here are some observations:

Our standard definition of a single site covers all libraries within a single geographic location under a single administration. If there are satelite campuses or so-called "feeder" campuses (as they are sometimes called in the US?) which belong to the same subscribing campus, we have been quite flexible in the past and on occasions (where additional usage was negligible) we have not charged extra for access at these additional sites. Universities consisting of several colleges or branches which offer their own curricular are however not considered as single sites and are charged a multi-site price, calculated pro-rata on the basis of FTE and probable usage. Curtin Univ of Technology, Edith Cowan and Deakin currently have such an arrangemnet in place for some of their titles.

These are just the general rules of thumb that I have started to apply and they are not set in stone. Where libraries are looking to opt in to our consortium offer, I would be happy to look into the possibility to offer consortium members extensive (i.e. geographical multi-site) online access for the base single site price, on the condition that the subscription money that is freed up through cancellation of their duplicate print subs/ multi site license is put back into new Palgrave Macmillan content,  independent of the 20% additional spend required to qualify for the proposed discounts. So the additional expenditure needed in our consortium model would then buy them even more new content.

Our single site prices also cover remote access for pupils (and staff) who are enrolled at the subscribing campus. Having said this, our system is not ATHENS compliant so universities would need to have their own secure dial-up connection in place. Alternatively, we are negotiating with EBSCO and Swets the possibility to allow them to authenticate access hence remote access through ATHENS would be facilitated by the agents.


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