September 18, 2017

LSU and Elsevier: A Tale of Two Contracts | Peer to Peer Review

In a May 2 statement, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) announced that Louisiana State University (LSU) filed a lawsuit against academic publishing company Elsevier for breach of contract on February 27. According to the complaint, Elsevier cut off the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s (SVM) access to content that was legally licensed by LSU Libraries. For many reasons, especially Elsevier’s often contentious relationship with libraries over the decades, this will be one of the more interesting cases to watch unfold.

Career Advice: 2012 Mover & Shaker Michael Russo

LJ’s Career Insights reaches out to our Movers & Shakers and asks about key moments in their careers. Michael Russo, who helped form LSU’s faculty union, is one of our change agents.