Consortium Partnership: SCELC
Electronic Resources Licensing

TexShare has partnered with the SCELC to provide colleges and universities in Texas with the opportunity to license electronic resources not currently available through the TexShare program.

Colleges and universities in Texas are eligible to become TexShare/SCELC Partners; they will then be able to acquire access to electronic resources at reduced rates negotiated by SCELC. Both TexShare and SCELC staff members are available to assist potential partners throughout this process. For welcome letter, guidelines, application and agreement form, go to

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Current Offers


SCELC and William S. Hein & Co. are pleased to offer discounts for HeinOnline, Hein's premiere product with more than 135 million pages available in an online, fully-searchable, image-based format. The Government, Politics & Law for Academics package is a vast collection of government documents, political science classics, academic journals and world constitutions---a must-have for your undergraduate program.

Also freely available without any subscription or commitment is HeinOnline’s Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law which brings together, for the first time, all essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world.  This includes every statute by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery, and much more.

For full offer details, please visit

Order forms are due: December 31, 2018

Discounts: William S. Hein & Co. is offering new GPLA subscribers a 50% discount for their first 12 months, as well as a 0% increase in years 2 and 3. The standard SCELC discount is 15%.

JSTOR and SCELC have partnered to offer a 10-year, predictable pricing option for the Archive Journal Collections as an alternative to the standard ACF/AAF model to accommodate institutions with limited budgets. This offer also includes discounts on the new JSTOR Sustainability journal collection subscription pricing.  Additionally, there are special savings for institutions who add the JSTOR Religion & Theology archive journal collection in 2017. All SCELC Member and affiliate libraries are eligible for these offers.

Order forms are due: December 22, 2017

Pricing details:

  • Arts & Sciences and Life Sciences Archive Journal Collections have their Archive Capital Fees (ACFs), typically required upfront and in-full, spread out over the first 10 years in an effort to lower the barrier of entry for institutions with limited budgets. The ACF/AAF model with the standard SCELC discounts is also available for these collections.
  • Religion & Theology Archive Journal Subject Collection pricing has a 10% discount on the Annual Access Fee (AAF), providing institutions savings year to year.

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JSTOR Archive Journal Collections and Sustainability SCELC offer page:

JSTOR Religion & Theology Archive Journal Subject Collection SCELC offer page:

These discounts will not be available in 2018! Contact SCELC Offers with any questions or requests you may have. 

The JSTOR Arts & Sciences XV Collection covers a wide range of disciplines within the humanities, social sciences and sciences, similar to the popular Arts & Sciences I and VII collections. There are titles drawn from the Jewish Studies and Mathematics & Statistics collections that were not a part of earlier Arts & Sciences collections. JSTOR will waive the Annual Access Fee for 2016, based on the relatively small core of 50 titles upon release.

SCELC institutions' future discounts depend on group purchasing volume, so we've lowered and waived our annual surcharge to encourage all SCELC institutions to acquire their JSTOR collections through SCELC. This collection is eligible for JSTOR's charter/sustainer savings and flexible purchase options.

For full offer details, see

AAAS is under new leadership and has changed its pricing and policies in an effort to become more library friendly. All SCELC libraries are now be eligible to subscribe through SCELC - both members AND affiliates, including new AND current subscribers. Additionally, the discount offered by AAAS is nearly 3x higher than in the past with the opportunity for further discounts for those institutions that subscribe to multiple AAAS titles, including two new launches: Science Immunology and Science Robotics.

Please note that this new pricing structure has been applied to current SCELC Science subscribers as well, though it will take a few years for current subscribers across the country to adjust (down or up) to the new pricing model.

Please see the SCELC offer page for more detail:
You will need to log in to the SCELC website to see full details, including pricing Microfilm Digitization is now available for free through the SCELC offer proposal program.

Please see for details and to report your level of interest in this product to SCELC staff.

In an effort to provide discounts on as wide a range of resources as possible, SCELC now posts offer proposals for new products or discounts to its offers under consideration page Offer proposals include negotiated discounts for orders placed through SCELC.  Once the proposed product(s) are ordered by two SCELC libraries, SCELC will vet and license the product through its featured offer program.

For more information on the offer proposal and voting system, see:

ACLS Humanities E-book Package Subscription


ACLS and SCELC are pleased to offer a discount on the Humanities Ebook subscription package of 4700+ ebooks. This offer includes a special incentive for new subscribers, and existing direct subscribers are also eligible to renew through SCELC at a discount.  

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of more than 4,700 books of high quality in the humanities and related social sciences, accessible through institutional subscription. These titles are offered by the ACLS in collaboration with thirty learned societies, over 100 contributing publishers, and the Michigan Publishing division at the University of Michigan Library.

For full offer details, see

PolicyMap is an online data and mapping tool that enables government, commercial, non-profit and academic institutions to access data about communities and markets across the US. Use it for research, market studies, business planning, site selection, grant applications and impact analysis.

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Bloomsbury Digital Resources is offering the International Critical Commentary Series to SCELC libraries at a discounted rate, with the opportunity for small size institutions to participate in a shared purchase. Complete details on all Bloomsbury Collections available through SCELC, including discounts and annual hosting fees, are available on the ICC Series offer page after logging in.

Shared Purchase order forms due: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Discounts: Small libraries eligible to participate in the shared purchase receive discounts between 24% and 75% off the list price. Libraries above 3,000 FTE receive the standard 15% discount off their own individual purchase of the ICC. All other Bloomsbury Collections are available at the standard SCELC discount of 15% off.

SCELC is pleased to feature The Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive to both new and current subscribers. The archive is a data set comprised of 200 years of annual data from 1815 onwards for over 200 countries. Its 196 variables are used by academia, government, finance and media.

Unique to this archive are the Domestic Conflict Event variables and the corresponding live links to the source articles for each event. The 2015 Edition of the CNTS Data Archive contains over 1.7 million data points including Domestic Conflict, Political, Legislative and Economic variables.

The Cross-National Time-Series (CNTS) Data Archive contains 200 years of data, from 1815 for every country. Its 196 variables are of interest to social scientists, economists, historians, government, business and media. Of special interest, however are the unique Domestic Conflict Event variables: Anti-Government Demonstrations, Assassinations, General Strikes, Guerrilla Warfare, Major Government Crises, Revolutions, Riots and Purges.

Existing subscribers are eligible to renew this resource through SCELC.

For full offer details, see

Brill Shared Ebook Collection

Brill and SCELC have negotiated a shared collection offer that will allow interested SCELC libraries to purchase an ebook backfile of ~1900 books (2007-2014) comprised of 5 subject collections:

  • Asian Studies
  • Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity 
  • Classical Studies
  • Middle East and Islamic Studies
  • Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy

Ownership of the collection is available at an extremely deep discounts based on FTE tiers.  Participating libraries will then have the opportunity to share in the purchase of annual updates and consider adding additional subjects going forward. 

For full offer details, see

Rosetta Stone Library Solutions

SCELC and EBSCO are offering significant discounts on Rosetta Stone Library Solutions to academic libraries. Through EBSCO's partnership with Rosetta Stone, the Library Solution product includes level 1 lessons, learning tools, and mobile apps for 30 languages. The PLUS Library Solution includes all levels for each language (up to level 5 for common languages), and is designed to align libraries with ESL/World Language initiatives. This offer is only available to new subscribers at academic institutions. Existing subscribers, corporate and medical institutions are not eligible. 

For full offer details, see


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