The STIC Task Force has compiled a list of journal publishers with whom UC and CDL will concentrate its licensing negotiations in the first half of 1999.  The following list is in addition to the ongoing trials and negotiations with Elsevier, Springer, Kluwer, and the Institute of Physics.  The Task Force took into consideration information already gathered on the faculty and task force priority publishers about the readiness of product and institutional business models in determining these priorities.

As information is collected about publishers in the list, the Task Force may make adjustments and reconsiderations in priorities.  For more information, see the Shared Collections files at (http://www.cdlib.org/libstaff/sharedcoll).  A new consolidated list of publishers will soon be posted there which represents the faculty and STIC Task Force priorities.  It will show the status of the publishers vis-a-vis our interests.

For January-June 1999, CDL will be actively working with (or, in some cases, recontacting):

  • Academic (sitewide)
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Mathematical Society
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Blackwell Scientific
  • Cell Press
  • Cold Spring Harbor
  • Company of Biologists
  • Current Biology (via Elsevier)
  • Current Opinions (possibly via Lippincott)
  • Lippincott/Williams & Wilkins
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Rockefeller University Press
  • Wiley

It should be noted that Highwire Press is partly a publisher and partly an aggregator.  In some cases, Highwire titles must be negotiated with their own publishers.  CDL and the Task Force will continue to monitor the status of Highwire titles.

The STIC Task Force has recommended that CDL continue to focus on journal licensing.  The only reference tool recommended for ongoing negotiation is SciFinder Scholar.