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In  2019, the University Libraries exited comprehensive journal agreements with the publishers Wiley and Elsevier and entered into two-year agreements for a subset of these publishers' journals.  Negotiations have been underway for new multi-year agreements covering  2021-2023.

In approaching these negotiations, the Libraries has utilized a journal analysis tool that enables identification of journal titles that are most cost-effective for retention.  Titles not retained are generally those for which (1) significant use comes from journal archives we have purchased or (2) significant use comes through open access content or (3) usage is low enough that it is more cost effective on a per-article basis to acquire needed access through interlibrary loan. 

Journal negotiations for Wiley and Elsevier will be concluded in spring 2021, and when new subscriptions go into effect the Libraries will launch a document delivery pilot project to supplement our traditional interlibrary loan service for materials requiring a rapid turnaround time.  The document delivery service will be funded by a portion of the savings realized in the renegotiated journal agreements.

As journal negotiations are concluded, lists of retained and non-retained titles will be made available here.