FinELib

Welcome!

FinELib is a consortium of Finnish universities, research institutions and public libraries. It negotiates e-resource license agreements for the Finnish scholarly community. On these pages, you can monitor the progress and results of these negotiations.

Our Goals  

Prices of scholarly publications must be reasonable.

→ Information must be openly available.

→ Transition to open access must be possible without any additional costs.

→ Terms of use for articles must be appropriate and easy to understand.

Read more about our goals and their backgrounds

Status of
Negotiations

Ongoing negotiations

News  

Emerald agreement signed

28.3.2018

The FinElib-consortium and Emerald have reached a 3-year agreement (2018-2020) regarding access to the Emerald Premier collection.

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Webinar for authors 28.3. at 13:00 : Elsevier Gold OA publishing workflow and discount

27.3.2018

Lydia Tacx, sr. business development manager OA Elsevier, will demonstrate the current workflow that facilitates eligible authors in Finnish universities and research institutes to publish open access with a 50% discount.

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IEEE yields to libraries’ pressure – license agreement signed between FinELib-consortium and IEEE

20.2.2018

FinELib-office is pleased to report that FinELib-consortium members and IEEE have signed a license agreement regarding online use of the IEL–database. The agreement ensures access to journals, conference proceedings and standards mainly in the fields of electrical engineering and computer science. The agreement doesn’t contain an open access element. More details about the agreement will be published shortly.

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Discussion  

Take advantage of
open access benefits

During negotiations, open access benefits have been agreed upon regarding the journals of the following publishers: Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Sage. Emerald.

More information about publisher- and organisation-specific open access benefits is also available from your own library.