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

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com


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