Big Deal Knowledge Base | SPARC
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This new product makes the serials market more transparent and efficient by detailing what thousands of peer institutions have paid for journal subscription packages. Individual institutions can use these pricing data, as well as the other resources on this site, to understand best practices in the field, make clearer assessments about the suitability of Big Deals, and better inform negotiations. SPARC has invested resources and development to collect and standardize these data. The Big Deal Knowledge Base helps the market work better and lowers the transaction costs of finding already public information. This is intended to help universities plan better.