Examining the Use of Elsevier's ScienceDirect at Montana State University
Please contact Rachelle McLain, MSU Library Collection Development Librarian, with any questions.
The MSU Library currently subscribes to a full suite of journal titles through Elsevier, a well-known publisher of STM journals. In FY21, nearly 20% of the MSU Library's overall collections budget went to this one subscription, which is no longer sustainable.
Plan for 2022-2023
During the course of 2022, the MSU Library will be sharing information with groups around campus to understand the full extent of how this subscription is utilized by the MSU community. Ultimately, these conversations will help determine the best way to reshape this subscription.
- Renew Elsevier subscription for 2022
- No change in access for faculty and students in this year
- "Unbundle" the Elsevier big deal in mid-2023, with the expectation of subscribing
tothe most-used journal titles
- Facilitate seamless purchase of other Elsevier articles as needed(at no charge to users)
- Continue to provide full access to articles for faculty and students
Negotiating Principles & Practices
Elsevier Journal Title List & Usage Statistics
- Elsevier journal titles to which the MSU Library will maintain direct subscriptions
- Usage of journal titles by the MSU community (2019 | 2020 | 2021)