ACCUCOMS Signs First Ever Aggregagent™ Agreement with The Microbiology Society

Leiden, The Netherlands – ACCUCOMS has announced the signing of the very first Agggregagent deal with the Microbiology Society, a membership organisation for scientists who work in all areas of microbiology.

The new deal, which commences on the 1st of January 2017, marks the inclusion of the Microbiology Society’s journal products within the Aggregagent. The Aggregagent is the new product for selling high-quality subject specific collections into libraries. The deal also sees the Microbiology Society’s Open Access (OA) titles included. While there is no charge for libraries, inclusion in the Aggregagent will help libraries select and catalogue key OA titles and aid both discoverability and usage.

The Aggregagent is a new way of thinking about subscription sales. For the publisher, it means a way of maximizing visibility and revenue for its established titles, and a real pathway to the market for new titles. It also means significant flexibility in the sales model and control over the model in each region, without compromise. For the library, it means the convenience of the big deal, but with significant choice about the collections. It also means a single invoice, a single license, convenient customer service as well as centralized access setup.

Pinar Erzin, Founder and President of ACCUCOMS had the following to say of this first ever Aggregagent deal: “The signing of the Microbiology Society is a milestone for us. The Aggregagent fosters an innovative way of handling our subscription services for publishers to date. Hence, we are excited at the prospect of using the Aggregagent model in our work alongside this prestigious society founded in 1945”.

Simon Inger, ACCUCOMS’ Chief Innovation Officer said the following about the new structure: “It is of crucial importance for us as a company to devise innovative ways in which to boost the sales of our publishers. And the new Aggregagent method endeavours to do just this. Now we are able to leverage our extensive sales network and draw on local knowledge across the globe in ways which we have never been able to in the past.”

Leighton Chipperfield, Director of Publishing and Income Diversification, of the Microbiology Society commented: “We regularly hear from the library community about the challenges of the Big Deal model.. ACCUCOMS’ Aggregagent offers more choice to our institutional customers, and provides an ideal solution for growing our sales globally. We are excited at the prospect of working with ACCUCOMS in 2017.”

About the Microbiology Society

The Microbiology Society is a membership organisation for scientists who work in all areas of microbiology. It is the largest learned microbiological society in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools.

The Society publishes key academic journals, organises international scientific conferences and provides an international forum for communication among microbiologists and supports their professional development. The Society promotes the understanding of microbiology and microbes to a diverse range of stakeholders, including policy-makers, students, teachers, journalists and the wider public, through a comprehensive framework of communication activities and resources. www.microbiologysociety.org

About ACCUCOMS

ACCUCOMS is an independent provider of services to academic and professional publishers around the world. Established in 2004, ACCUCOMS now operates from the Netherlands, Turkey, Latin America, the USA, MENA, India, Taiwan, SEA and South Korea. ACCUCOMS’ multilingual teams offer efficient and intelligent representation, telesales and business intelligence services as well as user interaction programs to clients that range from large publishing houses to specialist society publishers. www.accucoms.com.

About the Aggregagent

The Aggregagent was launched at SSP Vancouver, in June 2016. It is a new way of thinking about subscription sales. For the publisher it means a way of maximizing visibility and revenue for its established titles, and a real pathway to the market for new titles. It means significant flexibility in the sales model and control over the model in each region, without compromise. For the library it means the convenience of the big deal, but with significant choice about the collections, and the ability to ‘pick-and-choose’. For collections of content it means a single invoice, a single license, convenient customer service, centralized access set-up. www.accucoms.com/aggregagent