Save the date for the Virginia Research Library Sustainable Scholarship Virtual Forum on Oct. 2, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
You are invited to learn more about how UVA Library in partnership with Virginia’s other research libraries is approaching bundled journal packages, including the concerns about the cost, equity, and sustainability of these packages. Public academic research library deans from across the Commonwealth will speak to faculty members, staff, and librarians about these issues at the Sustainable Scholarship Virtual Forum on October 2, via Zoom. Specifically, they will share information about upcoming contract negotiations with Elsevier, the largest STEM scholarly publisher. Virginia’s research libraries will be negotiating as a consortium with Elsevier to ensure that we provide our university and college communities with the resources they need to research, teach, and learn while we continue to be good stewards of state funds.
Carrie Cooper, Dean of University Libraries, William and Mary
Stuart Frazier, Interim University Librarian, Old Dominion University
Teresa L. Knott, Interim Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University
Bethany Nowviskie, Dean of Libraries, James Madison University
John Unsworth, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, University of Virginia
Tyler Walters, Dean of University Libraries, Virginia Tech
John Zenelis, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, George Mason University
Brandon Butler, Director of Information Policy, University of Virginia Library
Save the date and join us for the discussion. Submit questions and register for the forum here.
You can learn more about journal Big Deals globally and at UVA by visiting https://www.library.virginia.edu/news/big-deal/.