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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is world renowned for their statistics and economic forecasts but the organisation does so much more. Today, with its 38 member countries along with close cooperation with non-member countries, they tackle worldwide issues in the areas of education, environment, development, social issues, employment, taxation, industry and trade. The OECD iLibrary is the research repository gathering all OECD books, papers, databases and data tables into a single platform through which the organization disseminates its intellectual output.
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What Content is on the OECD iLibrary Premium Subscription Package
OECD Book, Papers and Podcasts
The OECD iLibrary Premium subscription package provides access to OECD's complete knowledge base containing all OECD books and papers published since 1998 as well as a vast collection of statistics, with data going back to the early 1960's and over 80 countries are covered. The collection also contains content published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), and the International Transport Forum (ITF). The OECD publishes around 500 new titles each year. The OECD has recently added a podcast collection that contains interviews with experts and personalities from both within and outside the Organization, as they discuss key policy issues of the day.

As of March 2023, the items available include:
  • 17,585 ebook titles
  • 97,850 chapters
  • 299,200 tables and graphs
  • 172 Podcasts
  • 2,600 articles
  • 6,390 multilingual summaries
  • 8,350 working papers and policy responses
  • 7 billion data points across 44 databases
OECD Statistics
The OECD iLibrary Premium subscription provides online access to all OECD's published data, irrespective of format. It includes the "live" interactive databases, as well as the statistical annuals and periodicals in any available format: PDF, WEB, XLS, DATA, ePUB, READ. Users can build tables and extract data from across databases as well as working within individual databases. Due to the focused nature of the content, the IEA statistical databases are available in a separate subscription package.
  • Experienced users can access the latest data available to build their own tables and graphs or export the figures to their own analytical software.
  • Key tables of the most popular indicators have been formatted for users to copy and paste into their own reports.
  • CSV Archives for databases allows subscribers to download an entire dataset with its archive in one click.
  • OECD Premium subscribers get data research support from knowledgeable OECD personal.
  • OECD.stat is fully integrated, offering multiple export formats (including SDMX).
  • Each database includes detailed metadata to help understand the numbers.
  • Access to statistical books and periodicals dating back to 1998 in PDF format with data offered in WEB, PDF, DATA and XLS formats making it easier to find and cite historical indicators.
The Benefits of an OECD iLibrary Premium Subscription
The OECD iLibrary Premium subscription package gives unrestricted access to content, with tools and features on the platform that facilitate discovery and workflow integration:
  • Intuitive navigation by theme or country.
  • Subscribers are able to download and save content in PDF, XLS, EPUB, and MP3 for offline consumption or archiving.
  • Granular content so users can search and click directly to tables, chapters or articles.
  • Subscribers have access to support from OECD customer service representatives.
  • Perpetual access to subscribed content.
  • Every content level has a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and fixed URL.
  • Re-use and download of all subscribed content for institutional purposes is permitted with no further permission required.
  • Subscribers have access the complete Back Catalogue in all formats.
  • Citation tools for datasets are available to subscribers who benefit from various bibliographic software export capabilities for referencing bibliographies (using MLA citation format).
  • Subscribers are able to preserve content via the LOCKSS network.
  • Content in context so related content is one click away.
  • OECD metadata is indexed with leading Discovery Services EBSCO EDS, WorldCat, Summon and Primo Central and WDS.
  • Bibliographic records in MARC21 XML format and KBART Phase 2 Metadata are available to subscribers.
  • Usage monitoring COUNTER4 and 5 compliant usage statistics are available to subscribers.
  • Links to previous editions with the option to download any full-text item such as tables or chapters from table of contents.
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Renouf Can Arrange Free Trial Access Periods and Consortia Discount Pricing
Renouf's consortia reached the maximum iLibrary discount being offered to large institutions a few years ago and we are able to offer New subscribers a 30% discount off the Books, Papers and Statistics online only package. The OECD offers one of the most flexible pricing policies in the industry for they base it on the size of the organization, types of academic programs being offered and what the expected usage will be. Visit our OECD Subscription Packages Pricing page, for smaller libraries can receive up to an 80% discount and NGOs are being offered a 90% discount. Please contact us if you would like us to set-up a 30-day free trial period so that you can assess iLibrary before making your purchasing decision.
iLibrary Themes
The OECD not only offers flexible pricing arrangements but they also provide an almost unlimited number of subscription options through their Theme packages. A Theme package includes access to all books published in the subject, as well as related periodicals, annuals, statistical databases and tables. In addition, all working papers and policy papers are made available regardless of the theme subscribed.
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If you have more specific needs than what is offered in a Theme subscription package, the individual products available in each Theme can also be purchased separately. This allows you to create your own subscription package based on your requirements. Please contact us and we would be pleased to assist you in your selection. E-mail us.
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