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Elsevier Contract Town Hall Meeting
Elsevier Town Hall Meeting Dates
The University Libraries is now in renewal negotiations with Elsevier, the world’s largest publisher of scholarly journals. The contract expires on December 31. The University seeks an agreement that is affordable and sustainable and that is consistent with both Faculty Council Resolution 2019-8 and the University’s open access policy.
You are invited to attend one of three town halls to learn more and to share your input.
- Thursday, October 31. 9 am. – 11 a.m. 214 Davis Library. RSVP
- Wednesday, November 6. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 214 Davis Library. RSVP
- Tuesday, November 12. Noon – 2 p.m. 214 Davis Library. RSVP
Please use the RSVP links above and encourage colleagues to RSVP and attend as well.
For more information about this issue in advance of the town halls:
- The Real Cost of Knowledge (The Atlantic, March 4, 2019)
- Unsustainable scholarship: How private companies control research in higher education (DTH, September 18, 2019)
- Interview with The Well at UNC-Chapel Hill (October 11, 2019)