PRINCETON, NJ (July 18, 2016)— All member hospital libraries in the NN/LM’s New England Region (NER) should have received an email from Robert Mackes of the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) and their Group Licensing Initiative (GLI). The GLI is interested in gathering opinions via a very basic survey.
The NER has invited the HSLANJ GLI to expand participation in the Group Licensing Initiative to the entire New England Region. This will allow for greater participation and additional leverage in negotiating the lowest pricing possible for quality electronic resources. Participation in the Group Licensing Initiative is planned for the NER beginning in the spring of 2017.
The NN/LM Mid-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. More than 125 libraries in the MAR and SE/A regularly participate.
Background: HSLANJ is a non-profit organization with the goals of encouraging the professional development and advancement of librarianship and improving the quality of library services provided by health care organizations in New Jersey and was founded in 1972.
In 2002, HSLANJ launched an innovative, ground-breaking program, the Group Licensing Initiative (GLI), which researches, approves and establishes relationships with vendors of electronic resources, negotiating all pricing and assisting participants with licensing needs.
NER Librarians: Please check your email for a link to the HSLANJ GLI’s survey and please complete it at your convenience. There are less than 15 questions. Participating in the survey does not obligate you to participate in the Group Licensing Initiative.
If you did not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact:
Robert Mackes, MLS, AHIP
HSLANJ Executive Director
GLI Project Manager
This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester.