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Subject: DNER Announcement: SCRAN Subscriptions are OPEN

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***SCRAN Subscriptions are OPEN***

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that the SCRAN 
Resource Base is now open for subscription by: 
Further and Higher Education Institutions in the UK. 

You are also invited to undertake a free trial of SCRAN 
from the 15th November, see below.

SCRAN is a fully searchable resource base of material 
culture and human history drawn largely from the Museums, 
Libraries, Galleries and Archives of Scotland. It contains 
510,000 text records of historic monuments and artefacts 
100,000 multimedia resources (e.g. image, qtvr and sound 
files) and 70 multimedia essays for educational use. 

Among its features are:

- Database is fully searchable with downloadable assets 
including still images, audio, video and virtual reality

- Resources in SCRAN are cleared for inclusion in teaching 
and learning materials - either paper or electronic

FE: Subscription charges will be 25 GBP in year one, rising 
to 150 GBP pa in year five. 

HE: Subscription charges will be 50 - 150 
GBP pa in the first year, rising to 200 - 600 GBP in year 
five, depending on size of institution.

All charges are exclusive of VAT.

*These costs represent a considerable reduction on the full 
list prices of  2000 pa for HE and 500 pa for 

To subscribe go to the SCRAN Resource Base Product 
Description at;

Full details of how to subscribe are available in Section 
7. of this page, How to Register.

You can download an rtf copy of the necessary licence 
agreement, the *SCRAN Resource Base University and College 
Licence Agreement* from this URL.

(Alternative arrangements to obtain the Licence Agreement 
are also described here, as are contact details to obtain 
help with subscriptions).


Institutions are also invited to contact SCRAN to obtain 60 
days free trial access. The trial will run from 15th 
November to the 14th January 2000.

To sign up for the trial contact; 

Conal Anderson, e-mail: [log in to unmask], voicemail: 0131 
662 1211


Catherine Grout

Catherine Grout
Collections Manager, Multimedia
DNER Office
Joint Information Systems Committee
c/o Kings College London
Old Library
Strand, London WC2R 2LS
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(020) 7848 2937 direct line
(020) 7848 2939 fax