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.

How a Partnership Over Annotation Software Fits Into Bigger Changes in Research Workflow

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Elsevier, one of the world’s largest publishers of scientific journals, hasn’t been shy about shifting away from just publishing to offering a set of tools for scholars to use throughout the research process. Hypothesis is free for anyone to use, and even before the partnership professors could have used the annotation service to mark up Elsevier articles (or any other page on the web). Officials for both Elsevier and Hypothes.is

Futuring open education at the University of Mary Washington OER Summit

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Here are the slides : Second, I will break the audience into small groups, so that each could tackle a different scenario, presented in handouts. MAJOR BUSINESS SHIFT In major business news, publishers Elsevier and Pearson appear to be entering bankruptcy.

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?Major Publishers Dismiss Lawsuit Against Follett Corporation

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Matt Oppenheim The anti-counterfeiting guidelines were created by the Educational Publishers Enforcement Group, a cohort made up of Pearson Education, McGraw-Hill Education and Cengage Learning, as well as Elsevier. Ingram Book Group, MBS Textbook Exchange and Valore.

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

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Users can connect in private or public groups, comment on papers and keep track of the connections of other users that they follow via a Facebook-like newsfeed. Mendeley started as an open-access research network, and some researchers balked when publishing giant Elsevier purchased the site in 2013. Users can connect with each other and collaborate directly through the platform using one-on-one videoconferencing or group discussion. “We

An Idea for the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative

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

ACT’s Latest Act: Investing in an Open-Source Assessment Startup

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QTI was created by the IMS Global Learning Consortium, a nonprofit group of education technology developers that maintains standards for how educational data can be captured and shared. Among them: the New York City of Department of Education, Elsevier, the University of Massachusetts Amherst and PARCC, the organization involved in delivering Common Core assessments. ACT , the nonprofit best known for its college-readiness test, is undergoing a major transformation.

Colleges Are Striking Bulk Deals With Textbook Publishers. Critics Say There Are Many Downsides.

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And of course there are other vendors, like Elsevier and Wiley (like Jones Soda and RC) and openly-licensed resources known as OER, or open education resources (which are something like a Sodastream homebrew).

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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. Accelerate Learning has received an undisclosed amount of investment from The Carlyle Group and Quad Partners. Each week for the past eight or so years, I have gathered a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Tutoring company Topica Edtech Group has raised $50 million from Northstar Group. RELX is the former weapons dealer known as Reed Elsevier. 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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Pretty sure this is the best MOOC story of the week: “ Russian Underground Launches Online Courses in Card Fraud ,” Infosecurity Group reports. 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.

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Large groups of lecturers and researchers act as journal authors and reviewers without payment, and then the publishers sell this content on to other academics at grossly inflated prices.

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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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” Via Techcrunch : “ Facebook launches Mentorships , matching people within Groups to help them guide each other.” The childcare management tech provider also acquired Cirrus Group , which also makes similar software. Elsevier has acquired Aries Systems. 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.

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“The Federal Trade Commission on Friday filed a complaint against the academic journal publisher OMICS Group and two of its subsidiaries, saying the publisher deceives scholars and misrepresents the editorial rigor of its journals,” Inside Higher Ed reports. 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.

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The sale of the Apollo Education Group , parent company of the University of Phoenix , has been finalized. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Trump administration’s entry ban triggered wide condemnation from colleges, associations, faculty groups and others in higher education.” Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics. Match Group is selling its subsidiary Princeton Review to ST Unitas. Education Politics. “Will the Senate Block Betsy DeVos ?”

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” On the other side of the issue: “ Civil rights group makes legal case for controversial Education Dept. ” From the press release : “ Jisc Collections and Elsevier Sign Landmark UK Agreement, Securing Access to Research Publications and Initiating Open Science Collaboration.” million from Golden Brick Capital, Haitong International Securities Group, and Nanfang Asset Management. Presidential Politics. President-Elect Donald J. Trump.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “A bipartisan group of influential U.S. ProPublica looks at the lobbying group the Home School Legal Defense Association : “Small Group Goes to Great Lengths to Block Homeschooling Regulation.” ” “ Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen ,” says TorrentFreak. Education Politics.

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Meanwhile on Campus… Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Florida State Cancels Bundled Journal Deal With Elsevier.” Homework help company Knowbox has raised $100 million from YF Capital and TAL Education Group.

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” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Shadowy ‘Group of 17 Faculty’ Adds Confusion to Chapel Hill’s Silent Sam Debate.” ” The headline really doesn’t do justice to this story, which involves a Confederate statue and a faculty group’s threat to remove it if UNC does not. ” Edsurge on Hypothes.is ’s partnership with Elsevier.

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” Via The Intercept : “Conservative Provocateur James O’Keefe ’s Group Hit With Restraining Order, Blocking Latest Sting.” She’s an investor in a company that targets that group.) ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Publisher Elsevier has announced the launch of ScienceDirect Topics, an information platform that has been compared to Wikipedia.” (National) Education Politics.

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Religious student groups could block people who do not share their faith from becoming members. Via Politico : “ Families for Excellent Schools CEO fired after investigation into ‘inappropriate behavior’ ” That’s Jeremiah Kittredge , who’s run one of the best funded pro-charter advocacy groups in the company. Elsevier on “The Augmented Researcher: What Does 2018 Hold for AI in Publishing ?”

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blog : “ Elsevier Collaborates with Hypothesis to Integrate Open Annotation.” At least, that’s according to data from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which surveyed graduating college seniors and employers and found a significant difference in the groups’ perceptions.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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senators on Wednesday proposed legislation that would give selective colleges that enroll relatively few low-income students (the bottom 5 percent of all institutions) four years to boost their enrollment numbers from this group or face paying a fee to continue being eligible for federal financial aid.” “ Elsevier Wants CloudFlare to Expose Pirate Sites,” TorrentFreak reports. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” More on last week’s Purdue and Kaplan deal: “ Purdue ’s deal for Kaplan U trades a long-term business relationship for low up-front costs while raising worries – especially among faculty groups – about blurred lines between public and private higher ed,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Education Politics.

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“ How Not to Study Donald Trump ” – “To make sense of Trumpism, and to put Trump in his historical context, The Chronicle of Higher Education asked a mostly white group of scholars to suggest readings for a syllabus for a mock course in Trump Studies. Elsevier has acquired Hivebench. Education Politics. I watched the results roll in from the Brexit referendum last night with great, great sadness.

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“ Apollo Education Group , the parent company of the University of Phoenix and Western International University , announced Thursday that it would eliminate the use of mandatory arbitration clauses in students’ enrollment agreements,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Asian-American Groups Accuse Brown , Dartmouth , and Yale of Bias in Admissions.” Elsevier has acquired SSRN , an online open access repository.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Arizona Board of Regents probably violated First Amendment rights of state’s student association when it stopped collecting fees for the group, U.S. The Department of Education announced a new monitor to oversee the Zenith Education Group , which bought Corinthian Colleges ’ campuses. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Communications Experts Criticize Elsevier - Florida Pilot.” Education Politics.

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