Florida State University has announced it’s canceling it’s “big deal” journals package with Elsevier. The dean of university libraries, Julia Zimmerman, released a statement about the cancellation. Instead of the big deal, FSU will subscribe to a sub-set of journals that are most-needed. The Faculty Senate voted unanimously to approve… read more
Archives for April 2018
Image of Research winners announced
The UT Libraries is pleased to announce the winners of the first Images of Research competition. 1st place: Isabel K. Dunn, A 78rpm Recording Brings Louis to Tears 2nd place: Athisha Piyapanee, An Unexpected Friend Please see the press release for more information.
Brown bag for May
For our May scholarly communication brown bag event, we’re going to be showing one of the keynote addresses from Electronic Resources & Libraries – Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects People and Undermines Democracy by Siva Vaidhyanathan. When: Tuesday, May 8th at 12:00pm Where: PCL 1.124 You can get a sense of the… read more
French Universities say goodbye to Springer
It looks like a national consortium of French academic institutions, Couperin.org, has decided to cancel their subscriptions to Springer Journals. They had been in negotiations with Springer for over a year, but were unable to come to an agreement on price. Couperin.org was advocating for a subscription price reduction due… read more