By agreement with the Executive Board of TU Darmstadt, ULB terminated the licence agreement with Elsevier for online magazines and journals with effect from 31 December 2017.
The background to this were the negotiations with the (GRC), which had been unsuccessful since 2016, and which were conducted with Elsevier on behalf of the Alliance of Science Organisations on so-called federal licences within the framework of the DEAL project. German Rectors' Conference
ULB Emergency Supply Concept
ULB's Elsevier Service Group procures articles from Elsevier journals that are no longer available in full-text by alternative means (interlibrary loan, document delivery services, OA publications). This leads to a print version of the article that is delivered to the academic staff at their workplace by a delivery service. Students will collect ordered articles from ULB.
ULB bears the costs for the procurement of the desired articles by interlibrary loan for all TU members as well as for orders via the express delivery service SUBITO for scientific staff (provided this is financially possible).