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FinELib’s Elsevier agreement and transparency – questions and answers

2.2.2018

The FinELib-Elsevier agreement has generated a lively discussion in Twitter about open access, licensing negotiations and most of all transparency. We would like to tell about our efforts to increase transparency now and in the future as well as the limitations we encounter. We have published Elsevier total prices for agreement terms 1.1.2017-31.12.2017 and 1.1.2018- 31.12.2020 and Elsevier agreement text for the current agreement term.

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Nordic Consortia support LIBER’s Five Principles for Negotiations with Publishers

22.1.2018

All Nordic consortia have signed the OA2020 “Expression of Interest in the Large-Scale Implementation of Open Access to Scholarly Journals” and are working for a transition from a subscription-based scholarly journal model to an open access publishing model.

Nordic consortia would hereby like to endorse LIBER’s principles and aim to meet them in publisher negotiations. Nordic countries have different national open access strategies, and, consequently, the relevance of all LIBER’s principles may differ from country to country.

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FinELib and Elsevier agreement: access to scholarly journals and 50 percent discount of article processing charges

17.1.2018

The FinELib consortium and Elsevier have signed a 3 year agreement regarding the Science Direct Freedom Collection. The agreement offers researchers also an opportunity to publish their articles open access with a discount on article processing charges (APC).

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Contact information during holidays

19.12.2017

During holiday season please contact our service e-mail finelib@helsinki.fi in addition to personal e-mail addresses. FinELib office wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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IEEE refuses to negotiate with FinELib

15.12.2017

IEEE refuses to negotiate with FinELib 15.12.2017 IEEE, provider of the IEL-database continues to refuse to negotiate with the FinELib-consortium regarding renewal of the IEL-license agreement. FinELib member organizations have repeatedly stated their will to continue subscribing via FinELib. Instead IEEE demands that each library negotiate its own contract, thereby reducing the libraries’ negotiating power.

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IEL-negotiations at a standstill

27.11.2017

IEL is an electrical engineering database providing access to IEEE and IET journals and conference proceedings as well as IEEE standards. Currently 19 FinELib-organisations subscribe to the collection.

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FinELib’s negotiations with Elsevier progressing

19.10.2017

FinELib and Elsevier have progressed in their negotiations regarding access to Science Direct Freedom Collection and advancing open access.

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Negotiations with Elsevier: The crucial issues for the FinELib consortium

22.8.2017

Elsevier has approached academic institutions and researchers in Finland. The letter states Elsevier’s view on the negotiations between the FinELib consortium and Elsevier. The crucial issues for the negotiations are cost development and open access. The FinELib consortium’s view differs from Elsevier’s on both issues.

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Finnish academic society gives strong support to FinElib’s negotiations

21.6.2017

There has been no advancement in FinELib’s Elsevier negotiations in June. However, the commitment of the Finnish academic society to the goals of the negotiations is strong. This is clearly seen in two recent statements:

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Open access
-fördelar

Vid förhandlingarna har man kommit överens om open access-fördelar för följande förläggares tidskrifter: Taylor&Francis, Sage, Elsevier, Emerald, Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, American Chemical Society, Springer Nature.

Mer information om open access-fördelar för olika förläggare och organisationer får du även på ditt eget bibliotek.