|[aserl_coll_assess] FW: Elsevier news release from ECU||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: John Burger (jburgeraserl.org)|
|Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2021 05:35:05 -0800 (PST)|
Good morning, ASERL Friends – I am sharing some big news from our colleagues at East Carolina – see below/attached. Our congrats to them on this new agreement! I am told questions can be directed to Joseph Thomas -- thomasw [at] ecu.edu<mailto:thomasw [at] ecu.edu>. Have a good day. 😊 --jeb John Burger, Executive Director Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) c/o Robert W. Woodruff Library 540 Asbury Circle, Suite 316 Atlanta, GA 30322 404-218-4207 -- cellular From: ASERL-Deans <aserl-deans-bounces+jburger=aserl.org [at] aserl-lists.org> On Behalf Of Lewis, Jan Sent: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:26 AM To: John Burger <jburger [at] aserl.org> Cc: aserl-deans [at] aserl-lists.org Subject: [aserl-deans] Elsevier news release from ECU Good morning esteemed colleagues, I am happy to share our news release with you announcing our new Elsevier subscription agreement. We reduced our journal spend by 75% and negotiated changes to Elsevier’s proffered agreement to align it with ECU’s values for sustainable scholarship. These included removing Elsevier’s standard confidentiality clause, adding accessibility language and privacy protections for users, clarifying post-termination access, and reducing Elsevier’s proposed annual price increases. Elsevier agreed to all the changes we requested (well, other than the overall price!!). The four-year agreement can be terminated early if sufficient funds are not allocated to enable ECU, in the exercise of its reasonable administrative discretion, to continue the contract. Thanks to everyone who has shared information about their process and experience with Elsevier and other big deal publishers, and also those who have shared their negotiating values and sustainable scholarship priorities. Our new sustainable publishing page is at https://sustainablescholarship.ecu.edu/. I look forward to sharing our post-Big Deal experience and continuing to learn from you. Take good care, Jan Jan Lewis Director, Academic Library Services Mailstop 516 East Carolina University Greenville, NC 27858-4353 email: lewisja [at] ecu.edu<mailto:lewisja [at] ecu.edu> phone: 252.328.2267 (w); 252.375.0479 (m) “When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.” John Lewis
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