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University of Rome Tor Vergata signs license with ScienceDirect for electronic journal archive -

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, and the University of Rome Tor Vergata have recently reached an agreement to provide the University library system with the fully digitalised copies of all the journals published by Elsevier since 1823, also known as External link ScienceDirect backfiles. Students and researchers at Tor Vergata will now be able to access over nine million articles online from anywhere on campus. The content purchased represents over one quarter of the entire world scientific literature in Science, Technology and Medicine.

Elsevier's far-reaching project to scan and digitise backfiles for its entire journal collection was launched in 2000. Through an ongoing investment of capital and resources, the collection now contains over four million articles and a total of 28 journal backfile packages going back to volume 1, issue 1 where possible.

The University of Tor Vergata was founded in the 1980s, and most of its paper archives date back to that time. Making the investment into more backfile content is projected to increase the value and importance of the university even more. The library system of the University of Tor Vergata is now one of the most advanced library systems in Italy in terms of content and modern service. It offers most of its content online to all of its members without any limitations on where and when it can be accessed. This service is expected to continue having an impact on the quality of the service provided to the students, as well as having a positive impact on the quality and quantity of the research completed at Tor Vergata.

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