In order to develop their knowledge and expertise and further their research, students and researchers at universities and academic institutions rely on getting access to up-to-date literature in their fields.
The high cost of e-resources is a major barrier to access for libraries in developing and transition countries. As a result, important contributions to research, education and development are slowed down.
To address this critical issue, the EIFL Licensing programme negotiates free or discounted access to commercial e-resources on behalf of library consortia and their member libraries in EIFL partner countries.
Thanks to the EIFL Licensing programme, NELIC members can get a wide range of commercial e-resources free of charge or at very reduced prices. In addition to fulfilling the needs of existing members, this helps us to attract new members and to build a sustainable consortium.