Notice to users of
University of Maryland Library
Subject : Elsevier E Journal Renewal
Many on campus know that the Libraries have been negotiating
with the publisher Elsevier regarding renewal of their
journals. These extremely difficult negotiations are now
complete for 2004. In January library users will notice two
changes as a result. To keep the right to cancel titles as
needed to balance our budget, our subscription will change to
a package where we only have electronic access to College
Park’s subscriptions, not to those held by other University
System of Maryland libraries.We are also moving to
electronic-only subscriptions.These subscriptions will be
renewed annually pending review.
to Users of
University of Minnesota Library
ScienceDirect: E-Journals from Elsevier Science
Changes to ScienceDirect access for 2003
In addition to online access to its paid Elsevier subscriptions,
the University Libraries has enjoyed
complimentary online access to many additional, unsubscribed Elsevier titles. Due to rising
subscription costs and a limited collections budget, the University Libraries have been forced to
make some hard choices regarding which Elsevier titles we can continue to afford to provide. The
agreement for the remainder of 2003 provides University of Minnesota users with current access to
only those titles for which we have paid subscriptions, i.e. 686 of the approximately 1200 titles
formerly provided by Elsevier ScienceDirect, from 1998 (or year of first publication) to the present.
For titles no longer accessible online, University faculty, staff,
and students have the following
You can obtain a copy of an article via
Interlibrary Loan. Most interlibrary loan requests for
journal articles are filled within 1 week.
The Libraries are also working with Elsevier to offer a faster "pay per view" option, whereby
you can pay approximately $31.00 via credit card and download an article immediately. We
hope to make this option available via the ScienceDirect web site in the near future.
Check our catalog MNCAT to see if the title is available in print at a campus library. The
Libraries can deliver copies of print articles on or off campus for $5.00 per article, via its
LUMINA To U service.