working with NERL

Benefits of Partnering with NERL

Work With the Most Research Intensive Group of Institutions

The 30 core members of NERL are some of the most research intensive institutions in North America. Additionally, many affiliate NERL libraries are also ARL libraries or select 4 year colleges.

Reach over 140 Libraries

Allow your product to gain traction by reaching over 140 core and affiliate institutions from throughout North America,

Ease of Administration

NERL eases the administrative burden of a vendor by performing all the billing and paying one remittance for the entire order. NERL also oversees the licensing process for all members and affiliates.

NERL’s Negotiating Principles

NERL members negotiate ethically to create more open, equitable, and accessible models of scholarly communications. In that vein NERL has produced a guide for partners that details e-resources negotiating principles.

The NERL Model License

NERL was one of the first consortia to develop a Model License for electronic resources. Over the years as scholarship and technology changed, the Model License was updated with new terms and conditions. It continues today as a living document.

Vendors wishing to do business with NERL are urged to consult this document when submitting any proposal.

Accessibility of Content – WCAG 2.0 Compliant
Author’s Rights (for Journals and ebooks)
Branding (Prominent) Ability for Institutions
Course Packs and Electronic Reserves (electronic and print)
Electronic Links to Course Management Systems
Authorized Uses – United States Copyright Act of 1976, as amended (17 U.S.C. §101, et seq.)
Interlibrary Loan rights (Including International ILL)
Post-Cancellation Rights
Removal of Advertisements
Scholarly Sharing

Service Level Agreement
Text and Data Mining

Third-Party Archival System Availability
TRANSFER and COUNTER Compliancy

Working with NERL

NERL’s prime focus is to gain the best terms, conditions and pricing for its members institutions when licensing electronic resources.

Questions about partnering with NERL?

Should you have any questions concerning proposals or working with NERL please contact the NERL Office