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Elsevier Science Launches E-Choice License

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Elsevier Science Launches E-Choice License

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Elsevier Science has announced that, in conjunction with the integration of Academic Press journals into ScienceDirect, it is launching E-Choice, a new electronic license option. E-Choice offers electronic subscriptions to a licensee's selected collection of Elsevier Science and Academic Press journals and allows each licensee to purchase print subscriptions to the same selected titles at deeply discounted prices. However, there is no requirement that any E-Choice licensee maintain print subscriptions. E-Choice is an addition to the current range of Elsevier Science print and electronic subscription options for academic libraries.

E-Choice allows each academic library to pace its transition from print holdings while maintaining its core journal collection in electronic format. According to the announcement, Elsevier Science has improved the electronic-only licensing model that's popular with IDEAL customers by including in E-- Choice 4 years of backfile access for journals in each institution's e-collection at no added cost. Academic Press journals are expected to be fully loaded onto ScienceDirect by May.

According to the announcement, E-Choice simplifies the licensing process for libraries by providing one unified, convenient license for both Elsevier Science and Academic Press journals. …

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