Elsevier Faces Tough Questions About Its Business Model During Library and Publishing Conference

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And Elsevier, the for-profit scholarly communications giant that many librarians and researchers love to hate, will never go away. The daylong program kicked off with a riveting one-on-one conversation between Kevin Guthrie, ITHAKA’s president, and Youngsuk “YS” Chi, the chairman of Elsevier. Asked about Elsevier’s expansion into data analytics, Chi emphasized that publishing remains central to the company’s business model. UNC and Elsevier did eventually strike a deal.

Speaking out on Elsevier’s Article “Sharing” Policy

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Earlier today, SPARC joined with our colleagues from the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and 22 other international organizations to raise serious objections to the latest revisions to Elsevier’s article sharing policy. The revisions mark a significant departure from Elsevier’s initial policy, established in 2004, which allowed authors to self-archive their final accepted manuscripts

Inspire to learn

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The big four publishers - Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor and Francis and Springer - are making huge profits worldwide from the goodwill of academics. No-one knows for certain, but we know for sure how many access an article from an online journal.

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Many others now only publish their work in open access journals, and I intend to do the same. A slightly better deal is Elsevier's Computers in Education journal which at 8 issues a year works out at just £34 per issue for a personal subscription. Zukunft Personal free open access

Futuring open education at the University of Mary Washington OER Summit

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In contrast developing nations both produce and consume open education and scholarship, widely, due to economic needs, state and NGO support, and increasingly accessible technology. MAJOR BUSINESS SHIFT In major business news, publishers Elsevier and Pearson appear to be entering bankruptcy.

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An Idea for the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative

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Cutting off access to research results – either the seminal (foundational) research or the very latest findings published earlier this morning – is a certain way to kill this kind of endeavor. A typical open access fee runs between $1500 and $3000.

Will 'Publish or Perish' Become 'Clicks or Canned'? The Rise of Academic Social Networks

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Mendeley started as an open-access research network, and some researchers balked when publishing giant Elsevier purchased the site in 2013. Scholars want peers to find—and cite—their research, and these days that increasingly happens on social media. The old adage ‘publish or perish’ could soon go digital as ‘clicks or canned.’ Several platforms have emerged over the past decade, offering researchers the chance to share their work and connect with other scholars.

Open or shut?

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Increasing numbers of high profile academics (such as danah boyd and Martin Weller for example) are turning their backs on traditional methods of research dissemination, publishing their work exclusively on free-to-read open access platforms or on their blogs.

Pat Farenga's "Starting to Homeschool" Webinar Series Starts on Friday

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To have access to the full set of recordings, please purchase the archive set. Pat also wrote the entries about homeschooling for the International Encyclopedia of Education, 3rd Edition (Elsevier, 2010) and the online edition of Encyclopedia Britannica (2015).

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” “ University of California System is playing hardball with Elsevier in negotiations that could transform the way it pays to read and publish research,” says Inside Higher Ed. Via The New York Times : “ Facebook Says Bug Opened Access to Private Photos.” Via Techcrunch : “ Google+ bug gave developers access to non-public data from 52.5M ” “This report” was written by The Institute for College Access and Success.

Final Pat Farenga Webinar in "Starting to Homeschool" Series

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

To have access to the full set of recordings, please purchase the archive set. Pat also wrote the entries about homeschooling for the International Encyclopedia of Education, 3rd Edition (Elsevier, 2010) and the online edition of Encyclopedia Britannica (2015).

10 Online Tools That will Make Your Students Better Researchers By @anttooley

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You can use it freely, but many articles you find may be from paid academic databases such as JSTOR or Elsevier. If your school has a subscription for these paid services, your tuition should cover full access to these materials.

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RELX is the former weapons dealer known as Reed Elsevier. ” Another remembrance via NPR : “‘Harold Believed In Me’: Remembering A College Access Advocate And NYC Schools Leader.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. But I’m putting that project on pause while I write my book.

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A new project from the Learning Policy Institute and EducationCounsel : “Reimagining College Access: Performance Assessments From K–12 Through Higher Education.” I don’t recall if I talked about Elsevier when I wrote about platforms as part of my 2017 review. Anyway, here’s Richard Smith on Elsevier and “A Big Brother future for science publishing.”

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The for-profit Charlotte School of Law says it might get its access to federal financial aid restored. Elsevier has acquired bepress. As The Scholarly Kitchen’s Roger Schonfeld writes, “Elsevier is now a major if not the foremost single player in the institutional repository landscape. (National) Education Politics. The New York Times broke the story this week that “ Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions.”

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Via Nature : “One of the world’s largest science publishers, Elsevier , won a default legal judgement on 21 June against websites that provide illicit access to tens of millions of research papers and books. A New York district court awarded Elsevier US$15 million in damages for copyright infringement by Sci-Hub , the Library of Genesis (LibGen) project and related sites.” (National) Education Politics.

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The lawsuit contends that the publisher is “ predatory ” because it charges scholars to have their work published in open-access journals. The suit argues that the department is trying to put the colleges out of business by failing to classify them as nonprofit educational institutions, curbing their access to federal student aid dollars.” Via the EFF : “Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review.” Education Politics.

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The BBC reports that “ Cuba signs deal for faster internet access to Google content.” Campus Technology reports that “ Elsevier Debuts Metrics Tracking Journal Performance.” ” Meanwhile, “ Germany -wide consortium of research libraries announce boycott of Elsevier journals over open access,” according to BoingBoing. The Trump Administration.

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Trump’s education platform promises to “make post-secondary options more affordable and accessible through technology enriched delivery models.” ” From the press release : “ Jisc Collections and Elsevier Sign Landmark UK Agreement, Securing Access to Research Publications and Initiating Open Science Collaboration.” Presidential Politics. President-Elect Donald J. Trump.

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” The Chronicle of Higher Education on Elsevier “becoming a data company.” ” It reminded me, not of Carnegie who the article mentions, but of Gates , who initially started funding libraries – public and collective access to digital technologies – before turning to school reform and “personalized learning” efforts. (National) Education Politics.

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Cultural hegemony and disruption

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Wikipedia is popular because it can be accessed from anywhere using a web enabled mobile phone. Blogging and open access journals are becoming the first choice of publishing for many academics and scholars.

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” “ Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen ,” says TorrentFreak. The open-access publisher PLOS has a new CEO : Alison Mudditt. Education Politics. Via The Washington Post : “ Trump ’s first full education budget : Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice.” ” NPR’s Cory Turner on “The Promise And Peril Of School Vouchers.”

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Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics. ” Via Bill Fitzgerald : “Accessible tips for people to protect their privacy.” Education Politics. “Will the Senate Block Betsy DeVos ?” ” asks The Atlantic. “ Betsy DeVos , Pick for Secretary of Education , Is the Most Jeered” by The New York Times’ Dana Goldstein. “How Betsy DeVos Became Trump’s Least Popular Cabinet Pick ” by Anya Kamenetz.

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Via The San Jose Mercury News : “In a direct challenge to California ’s landmark law guaranteeing public access to beaches, Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla on Thursday filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that he should not be required to allow public access to Martins Beach in San Mateo County.” blog : “ Elsevier Collaborates with Hypothesis to Integrate Open Annotation.”

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Let’s not worry that there are many people who do not have access to electricity, let alone Internet, let alone digital devices.). ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Publisher Elsevier has announced the launch of ScienceDirect Topics, an information platform that has been compared to Wikipedia.” ” Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg will offer a scholarship “to ‘cut through’ unequal access to opportunity.” (National) Education Politics.

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Elsevier on “The Augmented Researcher: What Does 2018 Hold for AI in Publishing ?” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Roughly three million Americans live more than 25 miles from a broad-access public college and do not have the sort of high-speed internet connection necessary for online college programs, according to a new report from the Urban Institute’s education policy program.”

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Inside Higher Ed has more details on the University of California Berkeley ’s announcement that they’ll remove free online content rather than comply with a Justice Department demand to make it accessible to those with disabilities. Under current law, student veterans affected by an accreditor shutdown immediately lose access to their GI Bill benefits, including housing.” “ Elsevier Wants CloudFlare to Expose Pirate Sites,” TorrentFreak reports.

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The program will focus on nonprofits that help refugees, which will be able to apply for fee waivers to access the Coursera course catalog.” Elsevier has acquired Hivebench. Education Politics. I watched the results roll in from the Brexit referendum last night with great, great sadness. My mum is British, and I’ve always joked that my British passport is one of my most prized possessions.

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” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” Speaking of Blackboard , here’s a press release about Blackboard Classroom: “New Solution from Blackboard Helps K–12 School Districts Make Learning More Engaging, Personalized and Accessible.” Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill : Special Education.”

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Elsevier has acquired SSRN , an online open access repository. Education Politics. “ U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. Statement on the Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.” ” Via The Atlantic: “ The Challenge of Educational Inequality.” ” Via NPR : “The U.S. Education Department said this week it will make Pell Grants available to 10,000 high school students who are enrolled in courses at 44 colleges.”