Elsevier has announced a five-year agreement with the California Digital Library (CDL), after several months of intense negotiations. The agreement provides over 300,000 University of California (UC) undergraduates, graduates, researchers, faculty, and staff with access to the UC list of subscribed titles, all Cell Press titles and Elsevier's entire collection of backfiles for all subject areas, back to Volume 1, Issue 1. The agreement relating to the subscribed titles list provides the UC user community with access to approximately 3.6 million full-text articles and 59 million abstracts. Furthermore, the agreement contains the standard Elsevier "walk-up" provision, which permits California citizens coming to UC libraries for scientific and medical information, free access to content covered under the agreement.
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