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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.

Cancelling the Big Deal Project Spotlight - Ithaka S+R (6/22/2021)

With 50% Cut, Virginia Research Libraries Recalibrate Relationship with Elsevier - Sparc (4/2/2021)

Six questions (with answers!) about UC's and Elsevier's new transformative deal - Scholarly Kitchen (3/25/2021)

Big Deal for Open Access - Inside Higher Ed (3/17/2021)

UT System joins Texas Library Coalition to improve access to scientific journals - UT News (9/16/2020)

MIT, guided by open access principles, ends Elsevier negotiations - MIT News (6/11/2020)

Springer Nature and Germany's Projekt DEAL finalize world's largest transformative Open Access agreement - German Rector's Conference (1/9/2020)

Elsevier Progresses in Open-Access Deal Making: The scholarly publisher has announced several new licensing agreements in both Europe and the U.S.—but some major academic groups are still without contracts and access to journals - TheScientist (12/2/2019)

A New Kind of 'Big Deal' for Elsevier: Carnegie Mellon University has signed an open-access deal with Elsevier—the first of its kind for the publisher in the U.S. - Inside Higher Ed (11/22/19)

University Libraries joins Va. research libraries in endorsing MIT framework for publisher contracts - University Business (10/31/2019)

Rules for Making Big Deals: Dozens of insitutions have endorsed a set of guiding principles for negotiating contracts that support open-access practices with scholarly publishers. - Inside Higher Ed (10/25/2019)

The business model for publishing has not changed since the 17th century. It should. - Elaine Westbrooks, Vice Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian, UNC Chapel Hill (10/4/2019)

Statement: ARL Supports University of California Libraries' Commitment to Barrier-Free Access to Information - Association of Research Libraries (9/27/2019)

VIVA broadens open access for Virginia with a new Wiley agreement - VIVA, Virginia's Academic Library Consortium (9/4/2019)

Toward a new kind of 'Big Deal' - Inside Higher Ed (8/30/2019)

University of California cancelled its Elsevier subscription. Now it’s losing access. - Chronicle of Higher Education (7/10/2019)

Peter Potter column: University research produced for public good must be available to those who pay for it - Richmond Times Dispatch (6/14/2019)

Access Matters: a changing landscape in sharing research for the public good - VT News (4/29/2019)

Find out who is standing up for open access - track big deal cancellations. - SPARC (updated continuously)

Why does it cost millions to access publicly funded research papers? Blame the paywall - CBC News (3/9/2019)

University of California System Cancels Elsevier Subscriptions, Calling Move a Win for Open Access - Chronicle of Higher Education (2/28/2019)