Science Direct – possible break in access

Since July 2018 a negotiating group representing the Institutes of Technology and Universities, comprised of librarians, a VP/Director of Research and a procurement officer has been in discussions with Elsevier regarding the renewal of the Science Direct e-journals service agreement for Irish higher education institutions, which expired at the end of December 2018. While access to Science Direct has continued to date, no agreement has yet been reached and I regret that it is increasingly likely that access to Science Direct will cease from February 28th until the negotiations on a renewal are concluded. Further contacts with Elsevier are planned over the coming weeks in the hope that a deal can be reached soon.
Jim Foran, Librarian