Dear University of Liverpool,
Please provide a copy of the license agreement which the university has with the publisher Elsevier for access to academic journals. You have made the financial details of the previous 2012-16 agreement available (see https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a..., but as far as I am aware further details of the contract, and the license terms themselves, are not publicly available. A new agreement began in January 2017 and no details from that have been released yet.
I am requesting this information in the public interest, in order to make it clear exactly what is being purchased on behalf of your community. And as a researcher in this area, I am interested to know whether the terms deviate from the standard Jisc Collections license. Please let me know if you have any questions about my request.
Dear Mr. Lawson,
Thank you for your email received 13th March 2017 requesting a copy of the University of Liverpool's licence agreement with Elsevier. I am writing to let you know that we have received your request and will process it as soon as possible, and in any case within 20 working days of the day we received the request. You will hear back from us by 11th April 2017 at the latest.
Mrs Lesley Jackson, FOI Co-ordinator
The University of Liverpool, Foundation Building,
765 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 7ZX
Email [University of Liverpool request email]
Fax: 0151 794 3272
Mrs Lesley Jackson Freedom of Information Co-ordinator The Foundation
Building 765 Brownlow Hill Liverpool L69 7ZX F 0151 794 3272 E
[University of Liverpool request email] www.liv.ac.uk
30^th March 2017
Mr Stuart Lawson
Via email: [email address]
Dear MR. Lawson,
Thank you for your email received 13^th March 2017 requesting a copy of
the license agreement which the University of Liverpool has with the
publisher Elsevier for access to academic journals.
Please find attached a copy of the Agreement.
If you are not satisfied with the University’s response to your request,
you may ask the University to review it. If you wish to do this, please
write to the Freedom of Information Reviewer, Legal, Risk & Compliance,
The University of Liverpool, The Foundation Building, 765 Brownlow Hill,
Liverpool, L69 7ZX (email [University of Liverpool request email]), enclosing a copy of
your original request and explaining your complaint. Please include an
address for correspondence.
If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a
right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:-
The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Thank you very much for providing the document, it is extremely useful to see.