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Walking away from the 'big deal': consequences and achievements

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Nancy J Gibbs

Abstract

In 2004 the four member libraries of the Triangle Research Libraries Network in the United States did not renew their two large e-journal packages or 'big deals': Elsevier's ScienceDirect and Blackwell's Synergy. This paper details how the libraries informed their users of this decision; worked with university administrators and users around this decision; what the libraries continue to do to meet users' needs for journal issues in these two packages; and the continuing efforts they employ to work with the individual publishers to resolve issues and develop solutions regarding scholarly communication on their individual campuses.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1629/1889
How to Cite: Gibbs, N.J., 2005. Walking away from the 'big deal': consequences and achievements. Serials, 18(2), pp.89–94. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/1889
Published on 12 Jul 2005.
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