Talks between the scientific publisher Elsevier and the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), acting as chief negotiator for science organisations, on so-called federal licences within the DEAL project were suspended last week. The suspension of negotiations has led to the blocking of libraries’ access to contract-free digital journal.
Given it subscribes to numerous print journals, the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – German National Library of Science and Technology is able to continue to provide the latest articles from almost 800 journals offered by the publisher Elsevier via TIB Document Delivery.
In addition, freely available versions of many journal articles are accessible via repositories or preprint servers. Freely accessible data from arXiv and BASE, among others, is integrated into the TIB Portal. If a freely accessible alternative is available instead of the fee-based version of an article, a button is displayed offering access to it. The gratuitous browser add-on Unpaywall (available for Firefox and Chrome) displays an icon to instantaneously show whether a freely available version of an article has been found, which can then be accessed with a single click.
Do you have any questions concerning delivery conditions for articles from journals offered by the publisher Elsevier via TIB Document Delivery? Simply contact TIB’s Customer Service by calling +49 511 762 8989 or by sending an email to customerservicetibeu.