Get me on that spreadsheet! ‘Excel’ing at Student Protection…

The OfS Register lists all the English higher education providers officially registered by the OfS. It is a single, authoritative reference about a provider’s regulatory status. The register means providers in England now have to demonstrate that they meet baseline requirements relating to quality, student protection, financial sustainability, and (for those wanting to charge higher […]

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Digital pricing models

A Wonkhe piece on JISC Collections mentioned that one of the frustrations JISC has is with publishers’ “pricing is still based on a print model, something totally inappropriate for the digital age” (https://wonkhe.com/blogs/jisc-collections-inside-the-sectors-infrastructure/). While that is broadly true and the lack of digital pricing models are holding back the adoption of digital learning resources, there […]

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Digital learning resources – ensuring equality of access and equality of benefit

With the emergence of new digital learning platforms such as Bibliotech and Kortext and the new access models being introduced by the major publishers, there has been a focus and emphasis of late from universities on ensuring that their expenditure on learning resources results in equality of access for their students. Equality of access can […]

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