JMU Libraries curates responsive, user-focused collections in all formats and spaces, both virtual and physical, and across all disciplines to meet the evolving needs of scholars and faculty at JMU, in accordance with JMU Libraries mission “To engage with JMU’s diverse communities in their creation and search for knowledge through academic resources, physical and virtual spaces, and educational and research services.” This holistic collections vision extends to the development, management, promotion, and assessment of all of the Libraries’ collections and collections-related work. View the Libraries’ collections policies.
The JMU communities’ teaching and scholarship inform the Libraries’ ever-evolving collections. The Libraries’ general collections are robust and diverse. Additional primary source and other unique materials are in the Libraries’ Special and Digital Collections. To learn more about our collections, see our full 2022 Collections Snapshot.
JMU Signs a New One-Year Agreement with Elsevier
As of January 1, 2020, Wiley Gold open access article publication charges covered by VIVA
JMU Libraries partner with MDPI through its Institutional Open Access Program
Virginia Research Library Deans and Directors Endorse the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts
VIVA Broadens Open Access for Virginia with New Wiley Agreement
Virginia Research Libraries Cost Disclosure Project
Virginia Research Libraries Public Statement about Big Deals
UVA’s Six Things Researchers Need to Know About the UC System Walking Away from Elsevier