Purdue is at an impasse with a scientific journal publisher over a long-term contract. The university will pay Elsevier $2,366,057 for a 1 year extension.
Dean of Libraries Jim Mullins says it’s the best they could do as they work out a standard 5 year deal. He says negotiations began in June and have not gone well.
"We could not agree on the terms and we worked hard on it - working with the central business office and 3 or 4 of us in the libraries. We had about 4 or 5 different options, proposals given to us, and they just were not acceptable."