Jisc Electronic Information Resources Working Group (EIRWG)

The aims of EIRWG align with those of SafeNet.  EIRWG will provide input to SafeNet, at key development stages, on:

  • project planning;
  • defining the SafeNet service
  • defining ‘trigger events’ (i.e. what triggers PCA);
  • developing a governance structure to give the UK library community independent policy control over collection development and access decisions;
  • developing processes to identify collection development priorities with regard to e.g.: * community need; * the feasibility and cost of securing publisher agreement; and *the feasibility and cost of ingesting content into the archive.
  • Sustainability planning – regarding costs particularly related to publisher negotiation and content processing.
  • Transition from project status to service delivery.