PRINCETON, NJ (MARCH 13, 2015)—All medical librarians in the MAR and SE/A Regions are invited to participate in the Group Licensing Initiative (GLI), formed under the umbrella organization Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ), through their Spring 2015 Offer. Nearly 500 resources from 11 vendors will be available through the Offer, and at a cost savings of 15-70% off regular pricing, through the leveraging of group purchasing power.
The Spring Offer is now available. To receive a copy of the Offer, please contact Robert Mackes at (570) 856-5952 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group Licensing is a creative solution to the escalating cost of high-quality electronic resources—medical journals, books and databases. More than 120 hospitals and medical facilities regularly participate in the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative, known as the first consortium of its kind in the nation.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), and Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A) fully recognize and endorse the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative as the lead organization capable of assisting libraries in their efforts to utilize multi-dimensional electronic resources.
Managed by medical librarian and HSLANJ Executive Director Robert Mackes, MLS, AHIP, the GLI is guided by a committee comprised of librarians from different-sized health facilities in the regions served. Feel free to contact Robert about scheduling a meeting or presentation about the GLI, at your next chapter, state organization, or local consortium meeting.
The deadline to participate in the Spring Offer is Friday, April 24. Check the HSLANJ Facebook page for links to blog articles, previewing vendors’ new resources available through the Spring Offer: https://www.facebook.com/hslanj.
The HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative is funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. This project is also funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the University of Maryland Baltimore.