Latest developments at Virginia Tech
Open access policy draft
This fall, the Commission on Research’s Open Access Policy Working Group will submit to the commission a draft policy that gives faculty the legal right to deposit their accepted manuscript of a scholarly article in VTechWorks, regardless of the journal’s policy. It also states the faculty’s commitment to take advantage of that new right by making their work openly available.
University Libraries "Big Deal" subscription costs
As University Libraries prepares for renegotiating the Elsevier Freedom Collection (expiring December 2021) we are undertaking a comprehensive analysis of available data about the Freedom Collection and our other large journal packages. We plan to share data we've collected with the university community and our negotiating partners. This guide provides some preliminary data about three of our largest big deals: Elsevier Freedom Collection, Springer, and Wiley.