The following message went out to today SUNY Libraries from the SUNY Library Consortium Elsevier/Science Direct negotiating team.
Greetings and best wishes for the new year. As you know, our license for ScienceDirect was scheduled to expire December 31, 2019. Since negotiations with Elsevier are ongoing, we have entered into a 3-month extension which should give time for our discussions to conclude. Any financial aspects of the extension will only be executed if we are unable to reach agreement with the company for a new license.
Negotiations are ongoing with our next session with the company scheduled for next week.
SUNY has negotiated a special pricing agreement for SUNY campuses that are interested in utilizing the services of Reprints Desk, a company that offers article level access to full-text scientific literature. This service will help provide alternative access to Science Direct articles, should the contract with Elsevier not be renewed.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.