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Elsevier Science Announces Change in Policy for Electronic Journals Tices Are Consistent with What Is Anticipated in Light of Recent Discussions with the Library Community

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Elsevier Science Announces Change in Policy for Electronic Journals Tices Are Consistent with What Is Anticipated in Light of Recent Discussions with the Library Community

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Karen Hunter, senior vice president of Elsevier Science, said: "A paradigm shift is underway in how libraries collect and distribute scientific research information. We have had very productive negotiations with librarians in the past 3 years as a rapidly growing number of research libraries have subscribed to our electronic services. Our new ILL policy is in response to the needs expressed by librarians during discussions on electronic licenses. We feel it provides for greater convenience and flexibility, and preserves the greatly-valued tenet of inter-library loan."

Elsevier Electronic Subscriptions, launched in 1995, offers a local storage option for libraries, with complete electronic editions of up to 1,100 Elsevier Science journals delivered to the subscribing institution and mounted, stored, and delivered over the local network. ScienceDirect was launched in 1997 and provides libraries with Internet access to remotely stored journal full-text files for a broad spectrum of scientific, technical, and medical disciplines. Both services offer electronic subscriptions in addition to or in lieu of traditional print subscriptions.

Source: Elsevier Science, New York, 212/989-5800; http://www.elsevier.com.

Elsevier Science has announced a more flexible interlibrary loan (ILL) policy, allowing articles from licensed electronic holdings to be printed and the print copy delivered via mail or fax to fulfill ILL requests. This is a significant departure from the current policy followed by most publishers, which permits copies to be made only from the print version of a publication. …

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