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August 8, 2003
Merger of UIUC, UIC, and UIS Elsevier Journal Subscriptions
In the past UIUC, UIC and UIS shared electronic access to the Elsevier journals for which any of the three campuses held print subscriptions. Frequently several campuses had subscriptions to the same journal, especially UIUC and UIC. However, as a cost-cutting measure, we have been successful in negotiating with Elsevier to consider us as one school: as long as one campus has a print subscription to an Elsevier (or Academic Press) journal, all three campuses will have electronic access. We have negotiated carefully with UIS and UIC to determine which journals we will continue to subscribe to in print, and which titles one of the other campuses will maintain. Overall this will result in about a $200,000 savings for UIUC. So, yes, we will be "canceling" a lot of Elsevier journals, but we will continue to have e-access to them. And by so doing, will have to cancel far fewer non-Elsevier journals, since that saved money can be used to cover inevitable inflationary costs. A list of the "cancelled" titles will shortly be posted.
Posted by at August 8, 2003 12:56 PM