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May 13th, 2021

Following a year of restricted access to print materials out of public health guidance and an abundance of caution, on Monday, May 17th, 2021, access to Purdue Libraries’ physical collections will be restored. All library users will once again be able to browse and access the stacks. Purdue faculty, staff, and students who work and more…

May 3rd, 2021

West Lafayette, IN – After a months’ long negotiation process that included extensive input from faculty, staff, and students, Purdue University and its regional campuses have now finalized a one-year contract with academic publisher Elsevier. At a cost of $1.86 million, the new deal reduces Purdue’s total spend with Elsevier by close to $1.5 million. more…

February 22nd, 2021

  West Lafayette, IN- Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies begins 2021 with new open access publishing partnerships with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Cambridge Press, and Public Library of Science (PLOS). Now, Purdue University authors interested in publishing their scholarship in corresponding journals can choose to retain copyright and publish their articles more…

November 25th, 2020

This article originally appeared in Provost Akridge’s November 2020 edition of Momentum: A Web Letter from the Office of the Provost.  Having recently announced that Purdue University and its regional campuses have entered negotiations with major for-profit academic publisher Elsevier, Libraries will prioritize broadening campus understanding of alternative means of accessing scholarly information, focusing on more…

November 24th, 2020

  In October 2020, we announced that Purdue University and its regional campuses had entered into contract negotiations with major for-profit academic publisher, Elsevier. Today, we write to you with an update on these negotiations and next steps.  Our negotiation team met with Elsevier again this fall. After multiple rounds of proposal reviews that failed more…

October 15th, 2020

    Each year, Libraries negotiates with publishers and vendors to provide access to the databases and journals that advance Purdue University’s world-changing research and transformative instruction.  For many years, Purdue has licensed access to most journals published by Elsevier for the West Lafayette, Fort Wayne, and Northwest campuses. Usage for many of these subscriptions more…

February 21st, 2020

Despite extensive annual negotiations with publishers and vendors, the cost of our subscription resources rises by 4-8% annually, far outpacing the rate of inflation and the realistic constraints of university budgets. To remain good stewards of University funds, fiscal year 2021 will bring with it a large cut to our subscription resources, with a goal more…

December 3rd, 2019

By Rebecca Richardson, Assistant Dean for Collections and Access, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies. As part of our ongoing effort to provide the highest quality media content for Purdue students and faculty, while endeavoring to be good stewards of university resources, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies (PULSIS) will soon more…

February 26th, 2019

For decades, psychedelic drugs have been associated with “turning on, tuning in, dropping out” and the countercultural baggage of the 1960s. But what if they hold the key to treating a series of health afflictions? Are they safe? Are they effective? Six-time New York Times best-selling author Michael Pollan will explore these ideas March 20 more…

August 22nd, 2018

Purdue University Archives and Special Collections (ASC) latest exhibit highlights the physical growth and evolution of Purdue‘s West Lafayette campus since the University was founded in 1869. “Building Purdue: 150 Years of the West Lafayette Campus” will be on display from Monday, Aug. 27–Friday, Dec. 14 in the ASC (located on the fourth floor of more…