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Sustainable Scholarship Virtual Forum


This page includes information that was created for Elsevier negotiations that happened in 2020. It has been preserved for reference. For updated information on what the University Libraries is doing in open access, please visit our Access Matters webpage at the link below.

On Oct. 2 at 9:30 a.m.,  Virginia Tech Dean of University Libraries Tyler Walters and deans from research libraries across Virginia discussed issues surrounding bundled journal packages during the Sustainable Scholarship Virtual Forum. 

More than 300 academic faculty, librarians, and higher education administrators tuned in to the panel presentation to hear the latest about upcoming negotiations with Elsevier, the largest STEM scholarly publisher. The libraries are negotiating with Elsevier as a consortium to ensure that our universities and college communities continue to have access to the resources they need to research, teach, and learn while we continue to be good stewards of state funds.

The panelists included:

Carrie Cooper, Dean of University Libraries, William and Mary
Stuart Frazer, Interim University Librarian, Old Dominion University
Teresa L. Knott, Interim Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University
John Unsworth, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, University of Virginia
Bethany Nowviskie, Dean of Libraries, James Madison University
Tyler Walters, Dean of University Libraries, Virginia Tech
John Zenelis, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, George Mason University

Brandon Butler, Director of Information Policy, University of Virginia

View the 11-minute highlight video of the forum for more information.

Also, a full recording and transcript of the forum are available for download from VTechWorks, Virginia Tech's scholarly repository.