May 28, 2022

University of California Launches Systemwide Poll to “Gauge Impact of the Loss of Immediate Access to Current Elsevier Publishing Content via ScienceDirect”

From UC Davis:

A systemwide poll is underway to gauge the impact of the loss of immediate access to current Elsevier publishing content via ScienceDirect.

MacKenzie Smith and Dennis J. Ventry Jr., representing the poll’s co-sponsors, UC Libraries and the Academic Senate’s University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication, are encouraging the UC Davis community’s participation.

Smith is UC Davis’ university librarian and vice provost of Digital Scholarship, and Ventry, a law professor, is chair of the University Committee on Library and Scholarship Communication

The poll is short — about three minutes — and is open to all in the UC community, “even if you feel you are not significantly affected by the Elsevier situation,” according to the introduction. It adds that all questions are optional and no personally identifiable information is required.

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