Sustainable Scholarship Discussion
A conversation with Dr. Nandita Mani, associate University librarian for health sciences and director of the Health Sciences Library, about the cost of scholarly information at UNC-Chapel Hill.
In February, the University of California cancelled its contract with Elsevier due to unacceptable license terms and subscription costs. Elsevier is the world's largest publisher of scholarly journals. The terms by which it sells content to universities have become unsustainable for most institutions, including UNC-Chapel Hill.
This conversation will provide an opportunity to discuss the cost of scholarly information at UNC-Chapel Hill and to hear from members of the Carolina community about needs, questions and concerns as we progress with publisher negotiations.
This discussion will focus on members of the health affairs community. Additional discussion opportunities will be scheduled soon.
Suggested background reading:
- Statement from University Librarian Elaine Westbrooks on the UC System's Termination of Elsevier Subscriptions
- The Real Cost of Knowledge (The Atlantic, March 4, 2019)
- UNC Faculty Council Resolution 2019-8, “On Containing the Costs of Published Research”
- Wednesday, August 28, 2019
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm
- Room 527
- Health Sciences Library
- Special Events