The UC Libraries and Academic Senate Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication (UCOLASC) are co-sponsoring a short 3-minute poll to gauge the impact on loss of immediate access to current Elsevier content via ScienceDirect on the UC community. We very much want to hear from you, even if you feel you are not significantly affected by the Elsevier situation. All questions are optional and no personally identifiable information is required. The poll will close February 29.
In early 2019, UC broke off its negotiations with Elsevier when the scholarly journal publisher indicated that it was unwilling to meet UC’s goals of cost containment and open access publishing of UC research (more details). Elsevier discontinued access to its 2019 journal content through the ScienceDirect platform on July 10, and since then the UC Libraries have been providing a range of options for access.
The UC Libraries are committed to supporting all faculty, researchers and students in getting the articles they need as we continue to work toward a negotiated solution with Elsevier that meets UC’s goals.