As part of our commitment to making evidence-based licensing decisions and developing data-driven strategies for our content licensing program, CRKN subscribes to Unsub on behalf of our university members.
Unsub, developed by non-profit organization Our Research, combines journal-level open access data with citation patterns and COUNTER usage statistics into a comprehensive forecasting tool. Through individual institutional dashboards, CRKN members can use Unsub to analyze collection usage and entitlements, inform decision-making and collections strategies, and enhance resource development. The CRKN licensing team is using the tool at the national level to inform negotiation strategies.
Working with designated administrators at each member institution, CRKN implemented Unsub in July 2020. We have renewed our subscription on behalf of our members for 2021 and 2022. Below are resources for members to support their use of the tool. Members should log in to see additional resources in the Members-only section.
For more information about this subscription or your institution’s dashboard, please contact Allison Loveridge, Licensing and Member Services Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Additional resources provided by Unsub:
- How to use your account
- Guided Tour: https://vimeo.com/420183913
- Subscription Cancellation scenarios: https://vimeo.com/417015575
- Google groups
- Unsub Announce for data and UI updates
- Unsub Discuss for user discussion