• August  New website about journal collections launched
  • August VCU Libraries Collections librarians prepare report on possible cancellations
  • Fall semester List of possible cancellations announced and published for comments
  • Throughout fall semester, liaison librarians meet with faculty in schools they work with to brief them on “Big Deal” negotiations
  • Fall semester VCU Libraries hosts series of open ‘town hall” style meetings scheduled to discuss journal collection with faculty
  • Dean of Libraries discusses Big Deal negotiations with Dean’s Council and Associate Provosts
  • December 31, 2021 Elsevier contract expires

VCU Libraries communications on journal sustainability