Speaking out on Elsevier’s Article “Sharing” Policy

Sparc

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

Open or shut?

Learning with 'e's

Recently, Dutch universities boycotted the publishing giant Elsevier because of its 'stranglehold' on the academic community. A new breed of academics is emerging in the digital age. They are the researchers and teachers who freely share their knowledge and studies online.

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"Homeschooling Hangout" with Pat Farenga

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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). Homeschooling, or thinking about it?

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. On 3-4 December I'll be in Manchester to present a keynote speech at the Inspire Conference , sponsored by the Higher Education Academy.

The Two Guys Show #38: Brian Wassom

Two Guys and Some iPads

His book Augmented Reality Law, Privacy, and Ethics that will be published in late 2014 by Elsevier. Subscribe to and give The Two Guys Show a rating on iTunes! Join us tonight as we welcome a very special guest Brian Wassom.

Sharp practice

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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. During my keynote for the Zukunft Personal event in Cologne, I publicly announced that I would no longer publish my work in closed journals.

Strictly for adults?

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Burlington, MA: Elsevier Previous posts in this series: 1. This is number 23 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education.

Final Pat Farenga Webinar in "Starting to Homeschool" Series

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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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Via the EFF : “Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review.” Shawn Graham responds to this patent on peer review by patenting Elsevier. Education Politics. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov. Paul LePage has called for a review of his state’s groundbreaking 1-to–1 student computing initiative, highlighting the growing pains nagging an educational-technology movement now well into its second decade.”

Cultural hegemony and disruption

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How long will it be before these media disrupt the hegemony the large publishing houses such as Elsevier, Springer and Wiley currently impose upon the academic world? The Italian political theorist Antonio Gramsci is best known for his theory of cultural hegemony.

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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. I am gravely concerned for the future of my youngest family members, who’ve had their futures immeasurably altered by this election.

Futuring open education at the University of Mary Washington OER Summit

Bryan Alexander

MAJOR BUSINESS SHIFT In major business news, publishers Elsevier and Pearson appear to be entering bankruptcy.

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Elsevier Wants CloudFlare to Expose Pirate Sites,” TorrentFreak reports. Presidential Campaign Politics. Via Politico : “ Donald Trump has put wealthy universities on alert. He warned colleges and universities Thursday night that those schools that don’t spend their endowments to directly benefit students could lose the tax break on their endowments.”

Fingerprint Releases 5 Mobile Apps for Kids & Their Grown-ups - Here for The Holidays!

Kleinspiration

Fingerprint is backed by THQ (NSDQ: THQI), Reed Elsevier Ventures, and K2MediaLabs and is headquartered in San Francisco. Last week we discovered a great new app company called Fingerprint which would be launching soon.

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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.”

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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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” 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. The President-Elect on the First Amendment : Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2016.

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Communications Experts Criticize Elsevier - Florida Pilot.” Education Politics. “ New Education Law: Bipartisan No More.” ” Republicans are made because the Department of Education issued guidelines about how ESSA should be implemented. Via The Atlantic : “Why the Education Department’s New Equity Rule Might Not Be So Equal.” ” Via the Huffington Post : “ Texas Lt.

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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. Inside Higher Ed asks what might happen to Title IX and investigations into campus sexual assaults under the Trump Administration.

Futuring open education at the University of Mary Washington OER Summit

Bryan Alexander

MAJOR BUSINESS SHIFT In major business news, publishers Elsevier and Pearson appear to be entering bankruptcy.

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” “ Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen ,” says TorrentFreak. 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.” ” Also by Turner : “ Indiana ’s School Choice Program Often Underserves Special Needs Students.”

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Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics. 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. Via The Washington Post : “DeVos questionnaire appears to include passages from uncited sources.” ” Oops.

An Idea for the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative

iterating toward openness

The overwhelming majority of research on cancer is owned by publishers of academic journals like Elsevier and Springer.

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” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill : Special Education.” ” School districts rely on Medicaid, the federal health care program for the poor, to provide costly services to millions of students with disabilities across the country.