Update on UC Negotiations with Elsevier

TO:        UC Davis Academic Community
FROM:  MacKenzie Smith, University Librarian and Vice Provost of Digital Scholarship
Dennis J. Ventry, Jr., Professor of Law and Vice Chair, Academic Senate University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication
RE:       Update on UC Negotiations with Elsevier

 

We are writing to confirm that Elsevier is extending full access for Elsevier journals to UC scholars while our good-faith negotiations continue. This access remains in place until an agreement is reached or until further notice.

The University of California has been in negotiations for months to renew its system-wide license with scholarly journal publisher Elsevier. The UC and Elsevier have not yet reached an agreement, although considerable progress was made in January and the talks will continue.

Our journal contract with Elsevier formally expired at the end of December and we are now past the January contract extension. As negotiations continue, we may reach a point where Elsevier will limit the UC’s access to new articles (those with a 2019 publication date). If this happens, the Library will give the campus community as much notice as we can.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email the Library at any time. If you are interested in receiving periodic updates on the status of the negotiations and the UC’s access to Elsevier journals, please provide your email address.

 

MacKenzie Smith, University Librarian and Vice Provost of Digital Scholarship
Dennis J. Ventry, Jr., Professor of Law and Vice Chair, Academic Senate University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication