Elsevier journals temporarily available again in the Leibniz Universität campus network

Back-up supply via the photocopy delivery service still open to members of Leibniz Universität Hannover

Access to most Elsevier journals blocked to Leibniz Universität Hannover and around 65 German higher education institutions and other scientific institutions during negotiations conducted in the DEAL project has now been largely restored – but not completely. The journals are temporarily available again, despite the fact that a conclusion of negotiations with the publisher Elsevier is not yet in sight.

The back-up supply of articles from Elsevier journals that are not yet accessible again in the campus network of Leibniz Universität Hannover, introduced at the start of 2017, remains in place: since TIB continues to subscribe to many printed Elsevier journals from the fields of science and technology, members of Leibniz Universität may use TIB’s internal photocopy delivery service. No fee will then be charged to users for the delivery of photocopies of articles from Elsevier journals from Volume 2017. The same applies for articles from current Elsevier journals that TIB procures via interlibrary loan or the subito library service.

To do this, please call us on +49 511 762 2268 or send an email to the Central Information Desk using informationtibeu.

About the DEAL project

Within the DEAL project, the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) has been commissioned by the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany, a union of the most important German research organisations, to negotiate with major scientific publishers – including Elsevier – about so-called federal licences. In future, all articles published by these scientific publishers should be made available nationwide via such licences. Among other things, HRK calls for institutions participating in DEAL to be given permanent full-text access to the entire portfolio of the publishers’ journals. It also calls for all publications by authors from German institutions to be posted.