The year 2020 is an important milestone in the history of the EISZ National Programme. This year, for the first time, we can summarize the extent of the open access transition by the transitional agreements. Documenting and analysing the changes that have taken place in the history of the national consortium during the last five years provides an opportunity to map the emerging trends, and also to better define what the Hungarian consortium model looks like.
Access to ScienceDirect, Scopus and SciVal open for the Hungarian research community, as EISZ and Elsevier work towards an Open Access pilot agreement
Hungarian Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ) and Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Letter of Intent, as they move towards finalizing a new innovative pilot agreement for research access and Open Access publishing in Hungary. As a result, EISZ consortium member institutions and their affiliated researchers across Hungary now have immediate access to ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s leading platform of peer-reviewed scholarly literature, as well as SciVal, the research performance tool, and Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.
On the 14th and 15th of June, EISZ organised a workshop about the transitional agreements with publishers, and the impact of these agreements in library workflows. The workshop was the third in line, following the re-wording of our model license and the questions around eBook acquisitions.