The aims of the scheme are to facilitate the purchase of high quality print journals for ACU member institutions in developing countries as well as to collaborate with other journal support schemes to ensure a co-ordinated approach in order to increase access to journals and provide a more streamlined and comprehensive service for university librarians.
To be eligible for the scheme, the university must be situated in one of the countries listed below and be a member of the ACU. The following two rates of payment are available through the Scheme.
Publishers offer their journals to ACU member universities in the following countries at either the individual subscription rate, or another rate equivalent to 20–25 per cent of the normal institutional subscription, plus distribution charges at cost (or exempted).
Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia, Swaziland
In countries in the lowest rank of the United Nations Human Development Index (2003), we ask that the Band A rate be reduced further where possible (in some cases to 10 per cent of the list price).
Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Some publishers offer their journals at reduced cost to the following countries outside Africa. However, the journals are available at Band A rate only which is generally 20–25 per cent of the list price of the print journal.
Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Guyana, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea, University of South Pacific, University of West Indies
For more information about the scheme in general or to apply to take part in the scheme, please email email@example.com