At JCS, we believe that it is vital for Schools, Public Libraries and Further and Higher Education Institutions to have convenient and affordable access to a wide range of high quality e-resources...and our mission is to make this possible.
The JCS story goes back to 2008 when Becta (the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) funded an innovative initiative to develop a centralised subscription service which would enable Primary and Secondary Schools to benefit from collective purchasing of online resources.
The initiative, known as JISC Collections for Schools, was a great success and, due to ongoing demand for trusted e-resources at specially negotiated prices, Project Director Joyce Martin launched JCS Online Resources when Becta closed in 2010.
At the start, JCS Online Resources offered 13 online resources from 9 publishers to UK Schools. Since then, we are delighted to have been able to expand our product range and the sectors with which we work:
- Our portfolio of products has more than doubled - as has our team!
- We now work with 13 publishers, and additional publishers contact us regularly.
- In addition to UK Schools, we now offer online resources to Schools worldwide, and to Further Education Colleges and Public Libraries in the UK.
- We also offer Findmypast to Higher Education Institutions.
We are based in Oxford, UK and you can find out how to contact us here.