May 23, 2022

University of Buffalo to Hold Town Halls on Potential Outcomes of SUNY Libraries Consortium’s Contract Negotiations with Elsevier

From the University of Buffalo:

The University Libraries will host four information sessions open to members of the UB community on the potential outcomes of the SUNY Libraries Consortium’s contract negotiations with Elsevier, one of the world’s largest publishers of scientific and technical scholarly journals.

SUNY’s current contract with Elsevier is set to expire on Dec. 31.

If the SUNY Libraries Consortium — made up of SUNY library members — is unable to reach an agreement with Elsevier, UB and other SUNY institutions may lose online access to future articles through the ScienceDirect database, which is comprised of nearly 3,000 journals.

If the contract ends, the UB community will retain access to Elsevier materials through the University Libraries’ Delivery+ service, a free service for faculty, staff and students that provides the electronic or physical delivery of individual journal articles.

Earlier this year, the University of California system could not reach an agreement with Elsevier, and similar situations are occurring at universities across Europe.

Read the Complete Announcement

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See Also: VIDEO: SUNY Libraries Consortium & Elsevier Negotiations
Presentation Recorded on May 1, 2019 at SUNY Downstate Medical Center

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