SPARC sunset the Big Deal Knowledge Base on February 17, 2023. This decision was made after careful consideration of the time and effort required to obtain up-to-date big deal subscription data weighed against community usage of the resource. The most recent dataset, containing nearly 12,000 data points, is archived on Zenodo at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3354036. Data is provided under a CC-0 license.
Sourcing: Pricing Data: Individual entries are linked to third party resources within the database; non-linked entries come from Freedom of Information requests (courtesy of Ted Bergstrom and Paul Courant). FTE Data: UK Higher Education Statistics Agency for UK FTE (HE student enrollment FTE + HE staff); DOE IPEDS for US FTE (“Full-time equivalent fall enrollment” + “Total FTE staff”); Universities Canada and COPPUL for Canadian FTE (student data only). Institutional Categories: Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
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