The E-Content Group (ECG) is a standing group that works under the auspices of the Alliance SharedContent& Technical Services (SCTS) Team. It is composed of five (5) staff from Alliance member libraries with expertise and interest in e-resource acquisition, licensing, and vendor management. The group also includes Program Manager-SCTS and E-Resources Specialist. Outcomes for this working group include:
- Review Alliance-wide licenses for e-resources to ensure alignment with Alliance values and the strategic plan. The ECG will work to draft model license language when appropriate.
- Evaluate internal cost allocations for e-resources on a regular basis to ensure equity across Alliance e-resource subscribers. The ECG will propose new or amended allocation as needed.
- Determine how Open Access (OA) can be incorporated into the Alliance SCTS program. The ECG will consider opportunities to support and promote OA in a consortial context. (Anticipated to start no earlier than Year 2 of the strategic plan.)