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SPIE Digital Library to reduce institutional subscription prices by 10% for 2021 -

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has announced a 10% price reduction for 2021 SPIE Digital Library and SPIE Journal institutional subscriptions. This discount comes in recognition of the challenges facing the library and research communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The SPIE Digital… Read More

Project MUSE to freeze journal collection prices for 2021 -

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted both Project MUSE’s library customers and its participating not-for-profit publishers, along with the rest of the research and education community. After a great deal of consultation with their constituents, in light of the ongoing operational and financial pressures affecting all,… Read More

cOAlition S announces price transparency requirements -

Beginning July 2022 only publishers who adhere to the newly approved Plan S price transparency frameworks will be eligible to access funds from cOAlition S members. Adhering to Plan S’s key principle of transparent pricing, cOAlition S has published its guidance on implementing price transparency when… Read More

CCC launches Education Continuity License to enable remote teaching and distance learning -

Copyright advancing company Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has announced its Education Continuity License to enable creative approaches to remote teaching and distance learning made necessary by the pandemic. Over the past several days, educators across the US have contacted CCC… Read More

French academic consortium for higher education and research and Elsevier sign new national license agreement -

Couperin, the French academic consortium for higher education and research, and Elsevier, a global information analytics business specialising in science and health, have signed a new national license agreement. This four-year agreement (2019-2022) will provide researchers at universities and research institutions across France with equal access… Read More

Elsevier divests local author books portfolio in Brazil to GEN -

Elsevier, a global information analytics business specialising in science and health, part of RELX, has sold its Portuguese-language books portfolio in Brazil to Grupo Editorial Nacional (GEN). Elsevier also signed an agreement to license the translation and distribution of certain Elsevier titles in Portuguese to GEN.… Read More

Elsevier suspends University of California’s access to new articles -

The University of California recently lost access to new articles in the publishing giant Elsevier’s journals. This is reportedly the latest development in the ongoing negotiations between Elsevier and the University of California (UC) for a new licensing agreement. UC’s previous contract… Read More

Elsevier and the Polish consortium announce national license agreement to boost access to high quality research -

The Polish consortium for higher education and Elsevier, the information analytics business, have agreed on a national license agreement for access to critical academic research, while advancing Poland's open access objectives. The new three-year national license is based on a thorough analysis of the Polish requirements… Read More

Library Consortium for Saxony renews De Gruyter e-book license -

The Konsortium Sachsen (Library Consortium for the German Land of Saxony), which groups the libraries of universities, colleges and professional academies, has renewed its agreement with academic publisher De Gruyter using the evidence-based selection (EBS) model for e-books for 2019 and 2020. The agreement, which… Read More

Dutch universities and Elsevier extend current license agreement by six months -

Agreements about subscription fees for academic journals are made with academic publishers on behalf of all Dutch universities. The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) is currently negotiating with these publishers on the universities' behalf. The universities are only willing to renew the subscription agreements… Read More


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