Jisc digital archival collections group purchasing pilot scheme

About the purchasing scheme

The Jisc digital archival collections group purchasing pilot scheme supports Higher Education institutions with a more efficient, coordinated and transparent approach to the acquisition of digital archival collections. The scheme leverages institutions’ collective purchasing power to lower costs, based on the principle “The more products are bought, the lower the price”.

Jisc scheme available from November, 2021 through July, 2022.

For more information please visit: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/digital-archival-collections-group-purchasing

All products offered under the Global Purchasing Scheme are Jisc banded, including those offered by East View Information Services.

Jisc press release

Jisc press release (PDF, 128 kB)

Products offered

East View is making the following collections available through the Digital Archival Collections Group Purchasing Scheme:

Middle East Newspapers Collection


The Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers Premium collection includes five in-copyright publications from across this dynamic region, providing unique insights into the history of individual countries, as well as broad viewpoints on key historic events from the mid- twentieth century through the present. Presented alongside the Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers Open Access collection, the Middle Eastern and North African Premium collection covers key topics such as the Suez Crisis, the Cold War, the rise of the petroleum industry, twentieth-century pan-Arab movements, the establishment and expansion of the state of Israel, the Iran-Iraq War, and the recent Arab Spring. Developed in conjunction with the Center for Research Libraries, Stanford Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, the database contains nearly 900,000 pages total between the five Premium titles and 79 Open Access titles, with all content cross-searchable.

Ogonek Digital Archive (1923-2020)


Ogonek was one of the oldest weekly magazines in Russia, having been in continuous publication since 1923. Ogonek had rather inauspicious beginnings. Unlike Pravda or Izvestiia, born, as they were, in the cauldrons of the Russian Revolution, Ogonek, soon after its birth in 1923, came to serve one grand purpose only – to fulfill the task of cultural validation and legitimation of the Soviet system.

Ogonek would serve its mission with certain aplomb and sophistication. Lacking the crudeness and the bombast of the main organs of Communist Party propaganda, Ogonek was able to become one of the most influential shapers and reflectors of the public character of the Soviet culture. Every self-respecting Soviet intellectual was expected to read Ogonek if they were to stay informed about the cultural world in which they lived and moved.

The importance of Ogonek as a primary source for research into the Soviet Union and bolshevization of its cultural and social landscapes cannot be overestimated. Because of its mass circulation and popularity, it was able to unite Soviet Union’s geographically and culturally diverse population through culturally important and imposing narratives. If in the West, and especially in the United States, cultural trends were the result of complex negotiations between market research, supply, and demand, in the Soviet Union cultural trends were more or less state approved top-down affairs. Ogonek was an important vehicle for the conveyance of the Soviet cultural idiom to the reading public.

Language: Russian

Kino-fot Digital Archive (1922-1923)


Kino-fot, the legendary Russian cinema and photographic art journal, published in 1922-1923. Photography and cinema were both still very new and exciting for a new emerging audience and its photomontage pictures, avant-garde layouts, unusual types and other elements put the Kino-fot journal on the very edge of design and influenced the creative flow of the 1920s.

The Kino-fot digital archive contains all published issues of the journal (1922-1923) for a total of six issues and 99 articles.

Language: Russian

Kino-Zhurnal A.R.K Digital Archive (1925-1926)


The beginning of 1920s in the Soviet Russia is known for fresh creative cinematographic forces. It was in this era that world-renowned directors such as Eisenstein, Pudovkin, Trauberg, Ermler, Ardov, Kozintsev and other artists of the first generation of Soviet directors made their debut. Kino-zhurnal A.R.K., published by the Association of Revolutionary Cinematography, is where these groundbreaking directors expounded on their art, reflecting the dynamic era of 1920s Soviet Russia.

The Kino-zhurnal A.R.K. digital archive contains all published issues of the journal (1925-1926) for a total of 12 issues and 444 articles.

Language: Russian

Krokodil Digital Archive (1922-2008)


Krokodil (Crocodile) was a satirical magazine published in the Soviet Union. Published continuously until 2008, circulation of Krokodil peaked at around 5.8 million (in 1980) and it was firmly established as one of the leading publications in the Soviet Union. Krokodil lampooned religion, alcoholism, foreign political figures and events. It ridiculed bureaucracy and excessive centralized control. The caricatures found in Krokodil can be studied as a gauge of the ‘correct party line’ of the time.The Krokodil digital archive, developed by East View, contains the most complete set of the journal from the very first issue, comprising more than 2,700 issues.

Language: Russian

Soviet Woman Digital Archive (1945-1991)


Established in the aftermath of WWII in 1945, the magazine Soviet Woman proclaimed on the cover of its first issue its fundamental mission: “A magazine devoted to social and political problems, literature and art…” Published initially under the aegis of the of Soviet Women’s Anti-Fascist Committee and the Central Council of Trade Unions of the USSR, it began as a bimonthly illustrated magazine tasked with countering anti-Soviet propaganda by introducing Western audiences to the lifestyle of Soviet women, including their role in the postWWII rebuilding of the Soviet economy, and their achievements in the arts and the sciences. The Soviet Woman digital archive contains all obtainable published issues from the very first issue, comprising more than 500 issues and over 7,500 articles.

Language: English

Moscow News Digital Archive (1930-2014)


Moscow News offers a window in English toward a better understanding of the political and social upheavals in the Soviet and post-Soviet eras, providing a unique record of how the media adapted to the tumult that shook the USSR and the Russian Federation, from Stalin to Putin. The Moscow News digital archive contains all obtainable published issues (1930-2014, approx. 60,000 pages), including issues of the newspaper’s short-lived sister publication Moscow Daily News (1932-1938).

Language: English

Novoe Russkoe Slovo Digital Archive (1918 – 2010)


irst published in 1910 in New York, Russkoe slovo (Russian Word) initially carried pro-Communist leaning before undergoing nominal and ideological changes a decade later. Under the new name Novoe russkoe slovo (New Russian Word), the newspaper shed its pro-Communist sympathies and established itself as the premier newspaper of the Russian émigré community in New York and beyond. The Novoe russkoe slovo digital archive contains all obtainable published issues (approx. 40,000 pages), including issues of the newspaper’s predecessor title Russkoe slovo.

Language: Russian and English