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Colorado Alliance and Elsevier Contract Completed

The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries and Elsevier have signed a four year contract at the end of Q1 2024 for a four year agreement.  More information is available in the press release or by contacting George Machovec ( or Beth Denker ( in the Alliance office.

Colorado Alliance & Elsevier Negotiations

The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (Alliance) has initiated a new round of contract negotiations with Elsevier for its academic members in Colorado and Wyoming.  Using a common set of principles to think creatively about access to faculty publications and the sustainability of journal subscriptions, the consortium has engaged Dr. Jeffrey Spies as the lead in this round of contract negotiations. Although the Alliance has had a series of multi-year consortial Elsevier contracts since 2005, this 2023 round of discussions will hopefully provide an improved and sustainable model for reading and publishing for its member libraries.  Some of our goals include improved access to scholarship, provide greater control over publishing faculty content, and finding a pricing model that is sustainable for strained library budgets in the consortium.

Inquiries regarding this negotiation please email Lead Negotiator, Dr. Jeffrey Spies

For general information about the consortium please email, George Machovec, Executive Director

Negotiating Team

Leslie J. Berg - Professor & Chairman, Department of Immunology & Microbiology, University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine

Andrea Bruder - Associate Dean of the Faculty, Colorado College

Beth Denker - E-Resource Licensing & Administrative Manager, Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries

Katy Divittorio - Collection Development and Strategies, Department Head, University of Colorado Denver

Karen Estlund - Dean of Libraries, Colorado State University

Randyn Heisserer-Miller - Head of Collection Strategies, Colorado State University

Jin-Hyuk Kim - Associate Professor of Economics, University of Colorado Boulder

Michael Levine-Clark - Dean of Libraries, University of Denver

George Machovec - Executive Director, Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries

Robert McDonald - Dean of University Libraries & Senior Vice Provost for Online Education, University of Colorado Boulder

Shelly Miller - Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

Denis Shannon - Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Wyoming

Jeffrey Spies Lead Negotiator (Consulting), Colorado Alliance; Principal Consultant, 221B LLC

Kevin Stenson - Professor of Physics, University of Colorado Boulder

Gabrielle Wiersma - Director of Collection Management, University of Colorado Boulder

Jamie Wittenberg - Assistant Dean for Research & Innovation Strategies, CU Boulder