Sustainable Scholarship Discussion
A conversation with Nandita Mani and Sarah Wright about the cost of scholarly information and the implications for 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 for library administrators to discuss the costs of scholarly information at UNC-Chapel Hill and to hear from members of the Carolina community about needs, questions and concerns ahead of publisher negotiations.
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)
Venue: Health Sciences Library, room 215
- Thursday, February 20, 2020
- 2:00pm - 3:30pm
- Health Sciences Library