JISC Collections

JISC Collections

July 04, 2012 03:30 ET

JISC Collections Streamlines Access to Knovel for UK Universities

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 4, 2012) - JISC Collections and Knovel are pleased to announce they have signed a new three year agreement which gives UK universities and colleges streamlined access to Knovel, the Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools.

"Under the new arrangement, our member institutions will have all the benefits of managing their Knovel subscription along with their other JISC Collections' agreements," said Carolyn Alderson, Acting Head of Licensing, JISC Collections.

"Engineering and Science students like Knovel's ease of use and fast access to validated information," said Gary Kearns, Managing Director of Knovel EMEA. "Furthermore, Knovel is used by many professional engineers worldwide, so students who use Knovel gain experience that will be useful as they transition to the workplace. Our partnership with JISC Collections means Knovel will be accessible to a wider number of students in the UK."

Knovel is used in over 300 universities worldwide and more than 30 universities in the UK have independent licenses, including Imperial College, UCL and Manchester. Knovel is also used by major employers of engineering and science graduates, such as BP, Arup, Unilever and GlaxoSmithKline.

Knovel works with a network of more than 90 recognised societies and publishing partners to provide validated technical references and data across 29 subject areas in engineering and science disciplines. Using Knovel, students can conduct research, select materials, manipulate graphs, charts and equations, document and share research on team projects.

About Knovel

Knovel is a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Knovel has more than 700 customers worldwide including 74 of the Fortune 500 companies, five of the Top 10 Constituents on the FTSE 100 Index and more than 300 leading universities. Founded in 2000, Knovel is a private company headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit or call 0800 121 6810.

About JISC Collections

JISC Collections was established by the UK Higher and Further Education funding councils, to support the procurement of digital content for education and research in the UK. It undertakes negotiations with a large number of scholarly and research publishers on behalf of UK universities and colleges in the area of e-journals, e-books, databases and datasets achieving best pricing and licensing conditions for its members. (See:

Contact Information

  • Knovel UK Media Contact:
    Celia Turner PR
    Celia Turner
    07703 344425