January 29, 2020
Dear UC San Diego Community,
The UC San Diego Academic Senate Committee on Library and the UC San Diego Library are requesting your feedback on the impact of discontinued access to current Elsevier content via ScienceDirect.
When Elsevier removed access to some content (2019 and later publications and Freedom Collection materials) UC Libraries deployed a range of alternative access strategies. For background and details on how you can currently access resources, please see http://ucsd.libguides.com/elsevier.
Please visit the link below to complete a 3-minute poll on how the Elsevier situation may have impacted you. The poll is sponsored by the UC Academic Senate Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication (UCOLASC) and UC Libraries: http://lib.ucsd.edu/elsevier-poll.
We very much want to hear from you, even if you feel you are not significantly affected by the Elsevier situation. All questions are optional and no personally identifiable information is required. To access this poll you must have a UC San Diego IP address either by being on a campus network or through the use of VPN. The poll will close for input at the end of February 2020. In addition, UC Libraries have published an update on Open Access negotiations, which include new OA agreements with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), as well as updates on negotiations with Wiley and Springer Nature to renew contracts that expired on December 31, 2019. Conversations with other publishers are also in the pipeline, and we will keep you apprised when there are major developments or new agreements to share. For more information, visit http://lib.ucsd.edu/oa-winter20-update.
Please contact the University Librarian, Erik Mitchell (firstname.lastname@example.org), with any questions.