Elsevier signs agreement with California Digital Library
Mutually beneficial deal brings scientific and medical information to the University of California system.
Mutually beneficial deal brings scientific and medical information to the University of California system
San Diego, 10 January 2004 – Shortly before the opening of the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, Elsevier announced that it signed a 5-year agreement with the California Digital Library (CDL), after several months of intense negotiations.
The agreement provides over 300,000 University of California (UC) undergraduates, graduates, researchers, faculty and staff with access to the UC list of subscribed titles, all Cell Press titles and Elsevier's entire collection of backfiles for all subject areas, back to Volume 1, Issue 1 which alone comprises 3 million articles.
The agreement relating to the subscribed titles list provides the UC user community with access to approximately 3.6 million full-text articles and 59 million abstracts. Furthermore, the agreement contains the standard Elsevier "walk-up" provision, which permits all California citizens coming to UC libraries for scientific and medical information, free access to content covered under the agreement.Although the negotiation period was challenging for both parties, the tone of the discussion was professional and cordial throughout. "This agreement provides access for researchers to the critical scientific content determined by UC librarians over the past few months. The conclusion of the agreement now allows both sides to focus their energies on new areas for cooperation. We would like to thank the CDL negotiating team for their efforts," said Frank Vrancken Peeters, Elsevier's Managing Director for Sales, Science & Technology, Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby’s Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.
A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RUK and ENL.
Director, Corporate Relations of Elsevier