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Ejournal Package Cancellation Spring 2024

This resource clarifies the changes to ejournal access beginning January 1, 2024.

Ejournal Package cancellation update

In October 2023, the library shared the news with the campus community that UMM was planning to cancel three large database subscriptions: Wiley, Taylor & Francis, and Elsevier. The cancellation plan was precipitated by a $325,000 UMM library collection budget shortfall in FY24. Montana Tech and other UMM affiliates share these subscriptions through a consortium purchasing agreement. Each university pays a portion of the subscription costs based on institutional student FTE. 

After receiving campus feedback and working to further negotiate with database vendors, the final offers are in. All consortium members, including Montana Tech will maintain current subscriptions to both the Wiley database and the Taylor & Francis database. There will be no changes to these ejournal packages. Access to the articles within these databases will continue as normal. 

Unfortunately, the current subscription to the Elsevier ScienceDirect package is cost-prohibitive and will be discontinued on January 1, 2024. The remainder of this guide describes which ScienceDirect materials will still be available and how best to access the information that you need.