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Emerald Alumni Toolkit

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Help your alumni improve their performance and fast-track their career with an Emerald Alumni Toolkit subscription. This award-winning support tool is trusted by over 1 million leaders and managers. Developed and curated by a team of highly experienced researchers, editors and learning professionals, every resource is designed to make a positive impact on performance. With a varied range of content you’ll find everything from in-depth articles and practical guides to infographics, ‘talking head’ video interviews and animations.

Key Facts


Discount from direct purchase

Important dates

Agreement start: 1 January 2019

Agreement end: 31 December 2020

Subsequent invoice: 1 October

Licence type

Site licence for Alumni only

Agreement Period

Start date: 1 January 2019

End date: 31 December 2020

Commitment Period

This agreement is for two years with sites committed until 31 December 2020 unless they opt out by giving notice on or before 1 October 2019.


A 30 day free trial is available. Please contact Chest Help with contact details and IP range.

Eligible Institutions

Higher and Further Education and Research Councils in the United Kingdom, and to Universities and Colleges of Further Education in the Republic of Ireland.

Other organisations aligned with Jisc’s charitable objectives of supporting education, research bodies and the public sector may ask to participate in the Agreement. Chest will liaise with the Supplier about any such requests.

Background Information

An addition to the popular Emerald agreements designed specifically for Alumni.

Product Information

Supplier Details

Emerald Publishing Ltd, registered in England and Wales (company number 3080506), Howard House, Wagon Lane, Bingley, West Yorkshire, BD16 1WA.

Product Description

Extending the reach of knowledge to the real world

The way people learn is evolving. Traditional training isn’t enough. We all need performance support. The Emerald Alumni toolkit provides on-demand, flexible performance support to help your alumni meet challenges, develop and grow.

The Emerald Alumni Toolkit is an award-winning performance support tool which has been created for alumni so they can gain access to the best source of on-demand content to help them get their job done more effectively.

The Toolkit provides engaging and interactive resources in a number of formats to improve performance, sharpen skills and provide support and advice on the business and personal challenges your alumni will encounter every day. Content includes:

  • Animations
  • Audio
  • Case studies
  • Exercises
  • How-to guides
  • Infographics
  • Key idea briefings
  • Self-assessment
  • Surveys
  • Video

For the subjects covered by the Emerald Alumni Toolkit see Subjects tab.

Access and Identity Management Solution

Solution Availability





IP address range


Username / Password




Referring URL


Technical Function Specification

The supplier confirms that throughout the term of the agreement the products will comply with the standards indicated.

Technical Function Standard> Compliance

Full Text Linking



Federated Searching

Z39.50 protocol


Search & retrieve SRW/SRU



Metadata OAI-PMH


Web feeds RSS/Atom


Dublin Core


Metadata Standards





Embargo Periods



Digital Preservation







Usage Statistics






Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Yes, Emerald aims to make all public Web pages meet level AA, and will aspire to meet level AAA where possible within resource constraints. Emerald's Accessibility Statement

Personalisation features



Service Levels



* Once a user has registered on ‘My Profile' they can create a range of customised features, including: RSS Feeds; Saved Search Alerts, ToC Alerts and Weekly Digests of subscribed or all journals; create Marked Lists; and subscribe to Emerald Newsletters. There are a range of communities for different end-users (authors, librarians, researchers, teachers) which offer interactive participation.


Content is added on an ad-hoc basis as and when it become available at no additional cost.


All new functionality of the Emerald platform is included for all products at no additional cost.


Subjects covered by the Emerald Alumni Toolkit

Personal skills and development
Career Management
Commercial Awareness
Communication Skills
Creativity Skills and Techniques
Credibility and Professionalism
Emotional Intelligence
Handling Information and Data
Negotiation and Influencing
Networking and Relationship-Building
Presentation Skills
Time Management
Services, projects and operations
Business Continuity Management
Continuous Improvement
Customer Service
Financial Management
Health and Safety
Project Management
Managing people and teams
Coaching and Mentoring
Collaborative Working
Conflict Management
Delegation and Empowerment
Developing Team Members
Managing Different Generations
Managing Different Individuals
Performance Management
Recruitment and Selection
Stress Management
Team Management
Leadership and strategy
Change Management
Employee Engagement
HR For Leaders
Internal Communication
Knowledge Management
Partnership Working
Scenario Planning
Social Responsibility
Succession Planning
Talent Management
Work-Life Balance

Service and Support


A 30 day free trial is available. Please contact Chest Help with contact details and IP range.

Login information


Technical Support

Support will be provided via a single contact or his/her deputy at each Institution. Contact details:

Product Documentation

Comprehensive help files are included in the Online service

Alumni may copy parts of both hardcopy and electronic content for personal use only and may not distribute it without requesting permission through either Rightslink or emailing permissions@emeraldinsight.com.

Training and Training Materials

Making copies of training materials for teaching purposes is permitted.

Terms and Conditions

The Chest Order, together with the Licence Terms and Conditions, and any exceptions listed below, create a legally binding contract between your institution, organisation or company and the Licensor. Therefore please read the terms and conditions carefully and only submit a Chest Order if its terms and conditions are acceptable to your institution, organisation or company and you have the authority to make the financial commitment shown.


This is a non standard licence. The Terms and Conditions in Emerald's Alumni Toolkit Terms and Conditions apply to licences. 

In the event of any conflict between the above terms and conditions and the Chest Order the terms of the take precedence. Terms specific to the Chest order are given below.

Payment Terms

On receipt of a completed Order, Institutions will be invoiced for the Agreement year in which the Licence is signed.

There is monthly pro-rata charging for Institutions which become licensed partway through a licence year.

Chest is an Enterprise of Jisc. All Purchase orders must be made out to JISC, 4 Portwall Lane, Bristol, BS1 6NB

All terms contained in a PO are expressly rejected and do not form part of the Licence or vary the Licence terms in any way.

Please send purchase orders and any other files relating to your Chest order by email to help@chest.ac.uk or by mail to Chest (a Jisc Enterprise), 4 Portwall Lane, Bristol, BS1 6NB

Payments are due within thirty days of invoice date; recipients of late payments are entitled to interest in accordance with UK statutory provisions.

Termination Clauses

Opt out rights and notice period

Subject to notice being given on or before 1 October 2019 the licensee may opt out of the agreement.

The effective termination date will be the following 31 December.

The Licensee does not retain the right to access the material published in the year(s) in which they subscribed.

It is the intention of Chest and Emerald to renew this Agreement. If the Agreement is renewed or extended, then new conditions may apply. If the Agreement is not renewed, then any extension is a matter between institutions and Emerald.

What are institutions and library services allowed to do?

Keep a local cached copy for Educational Purposes


Incorporation of parts of the Licensed Material


Deposit learning and teaching objects in repositories


Interlibrary loan



Who can use the resource?


On site

Remote access







Walk-in users



Alumni members



What can authorised users do?

The resources can be used for Educational Purposes – defined as:

  • education
  • teaching
  • distance learning
  • private study
  • academic research
  • administration and management of the Licensee’s educational or research operations


  • Downloading of large amounts of material by authorised users that might be considered ‘systematic’.

Personal Licences

Personal licences are not available under this Agreement.

Exceptions to the Terms and Conditions

The Licence Terms and Conditions specific to a Chest Order that take precedence over Emerald's Terms and Conditions are: 

  1. Licensor recognises that all the Licensee’s Alumni members may access Emerald Alumni Toolkit from the Licensee’s premises, and also do so remotely from other than the Licensee’s premises. Alumni may copy parts of both hardcopy and electronic documentation for personal use only and may not distribute it without requesting permission through either RightsLink or emailing permissions@emeraldinsight.com.

  2. Access to the Emerald Alumni Toolkit may be granted to staff and Alumni, but not to students and walk-in users.

  3. Upon termination of this Licence, copies of parts of the Emerald Alumni Toolkit already made and/or used by the Licensee or Users in accordance with the terms of this Licence may be retained and continue to be used in accordance with the terms of this Licence.

Products and Pricing

Currency: All prices are in GBP and exclude VAT

Monthly prorating applies.

Payment terms are shown on the Terms and Conditions tab.

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