Understanding Elsevier Billing
Virginia Tech subscribes to more than one collection type through the publisher Elsevier.
Our yearly invoice includes the following line items:
The Freedom Collection subscription cost is one negotiated along with six other Virginia research universities: Virginia Tech, UVA, VCU, JMU, ODU, GMU, W &M. This group is referred to as the Virginia Research Libraries (VRL) group.
Elsevier does not provide one figure that completely represents the cost of the Freedom Collection, nor does the Freedom Collection have its own invoice.
The actual total for Freedom Collection equals the "Complete Freedom Collection Fee" + a portion of the "
All other line items costs are dependent upon our VRL Freedom Collection contract. All those line items are discounted because of the Freedom Collection contract.