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Working with us

Partnering with NSLA

We engage with vendors and publishers to develop relationships that benefit all parties, maximising efficiency and value. The Consortium actively collaborates with many organisations that offer products and services to our community, including library product vendors, non-profit organisations and private companies.

The benefits of working with the NSLA eResources Consortium include:

  • We provide a single point of contact for communication, trials, invoicing, licensing, renewal, and administrative issues.
  • Our members have a strong trust relationship with us, and value the information that we provide to them.

The process

The Consortium Convenor reviews all offers and is responsible for negotiations with vendors. Once an acceptable offer has been agreed upon in principle, the offer will be circulated to Consortium members. Subsequent negotiation may be required dependent on member responses. The Consortium Convenor will coordinate member confirmations and inform vendors.  The vendor will then invoice the Consortium.

Consortium member decision making processes vary and final acceptance of offers is dependent on the completion of those internal processes. In recognition of this, the request for renewal offers is extended in September for the following year.