Tag Archives: big deals

To bundle or not to bundle? That is the question

(13 Apr 2020)  From Scholarly Kitchen: In recent years, many universities have concluded that the price they pay for their Big Deal journal license agreements and the resulting value they perceive have become misaligned. As a consequence, academia has stiffened its negotiating posture with leading journal publishers. The outcome of these negotiations can be grouped […]


Toward a new kind of ‘Big Deal’

(30 Aug 2019)  University librarians and some academic publishers are optimistic about the possibility of reaching new agreements to make more academic articles fully open, but they acknowledge many challenges ahead. The University of California, which canceled its “big deal” with publisher Elsevier earlier this year after negotiations to establish a new agreement broke down, hosted a […]


“Big Deal” database launched

(9 Aug 2019) Details of the “big deals” struck by university libraries and academic publishers have now been published as part of the Big Deal Knowledge Base. The database, launched yesterday by open-access advocacy group SPARC, includes thousands of pricing details on journal subscriptions as well as unredacted license agreements. Source: Inside Higher Ed