FLVC Group Licensing of E-Resources (for 2024)

The group licensing process is a service provided by FLVC to the libraries of the state colleges and universities in Florida. The purpose of the group process is to leverage the collective buying power of the institutions to license e-resources with preferred pricing on their behalf. Each year, FLVC collaborates with vendors and publishers to secure the consortia discounts for selected electronic resources. Libraries have the flexibility to select from a crated list of products that align with their needs and budget. One payment is usually made by each institution to FLVC for all products purchased through the group license process. The consortium then pays the vendors on the libraries' behalf. All products are made available on January 1st of the following year. Specific details about our policies, practices, and timelines are available via Consortia Manage or by contacting the FLVC Help Desk at help@flvc.org.

For the 2024 group licensing process, FLVC negotiated pricing for 149 different products from 32 separate vendors, totaling almost $2.5 million. The cost avoidance, which is the sum of the total savings by all institutions for participating in the group licensing process rather than buying these products separately, is almost $20 million. A full list of these products and vendors are included below:

American Council of Learned Societies
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
Bloomsbury Publishing (merged with ABC-Clio)
Cambridge University Press
Chronicle of Higher Education
Columbia University Press
Credo Reference
Digital Theatre
EBSCO Information Services
Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.
Gale/Cengage Learning
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Mango Languages
Naxos of America, Inc.
Newsbank, Inc.
Oxford University Press
SAGE Publications
Thomson Reuters
World Trade Press