Readers are reminded that the CDL’s “Collections Update” document (available at: [http://www.cdlib.org/libstaff/sharedcoll/docs/]) is updated regularly with information about resources being negotiated and expected times for availability.  Campus Collection Development Officers also have current status information.

Online versions of the nearly 900 Elsevier journals for which one or more UC libraries has a print subscription are now available to the entire UC community via that publisher’s ScienceDirect service.  They are also represented in the CDL’s Directory.

Elsevier Science publishes nearly 2 million pages of scientific information in more than 1,000 English-language scientific journals annually and this collection forms the basis of the ScienceDirect offering.

The CDL 3-year agreement with Elsevier includes the ability to exchange print subscriptions for electronic only, and to address quality control issues quickly.  Links from CDL-hosted abstracting and indexing databases to the Elsevier full content are expected to be ready in the next few weeks.  Adaptable press information announcing the availability of Elsevier content to users will be made available at that time.

For more details consult the “Elsevier” section of the libstaff — shared collections page under publisher information [http://www.cdlib.org/libstaff/sharedcoll/protected/publisher_info/].