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.

?Major Publishers Dismiss Lawsuit Against Follett Corporation

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I think this sends a message to others in the industry to what the expectation is now. 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.

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

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Fingerprint is backed by THQ (NSDQ: THQI), Reed Elsevier Ventures, and K2MediaLabs and is headquartered in San Francisco. a 12-year industry leader and innovator of kids'' interactive entertainment including toys, games and learning products.

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

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While in Big Soda the main players are Coke and Pepsi, their equivalent in the publishing industry are Pearson and Cengage (which has announced that plans to merge with McGraw-Hill).

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Are they in the oil industry? 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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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. If successful, and there are some risks, this acquisition will position Elsevier as an increasingly dominant player in preprints, continuing its march to adopt and coopt open access.” (National) Education Politics.

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Larry Hogan (R) declared via executive order that beginning in September 2017, the Maryland school year won’t start until after Labor Day – a decision that prompted sharp criticism from school leaders, who are accusing Hogan of favoring the tourism industry over education.” 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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“Online Education Pioneer Boots Up a Jobs Program for the Tech Industry,” the MIT Technology Review reports. 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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” And despite all the promises to “ drain the swamp ,” it appears as though Trump is planning to fill cabinet seats and advisory roles with lobbyists and industry insiders. ” 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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OpenSecrets.org on how the student loan industry and higher ed institutions spend their lobbying dollars : “The politics behind your college and how you pay for it.” ” The Chronicle of Higher Education on Elsevier “becoming a data company.” (National) Education Politics. The AP interviews US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos , who laments “she didn’t decry racism enough.”

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“The textbook publishing industry is considering a transformation that could significantly alter how faculty members assign readings, publishers make money and students obtain course materials,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics. Education Politics. “Will the Senate Block Betsy DeVos ?” ” asks The Atlantic.

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blog : “ Elsevier Collaborates with Hypothesis to Integrate Open Annotation.” ” I don’t often include partnership announcements in the “Hack Education Weekly News” but when a company that wraps itself in the rhetoric of “open” partners with one of the giants in the education publishing industry, one in the process of trying to become a data platform (and a former weapons dealer to boot), I figure one should take note.

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” “According to my observations, the standard Seattle Nazi is a white male under 30 who either works in the tech industry or is going to school to work in the tech industry” – from David Lewis’ story in The Stranger about white nationalists in Seattle. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Publisher Elsevier has announced the launch of ScienceDirect Topics, an information platform that has been compared to Wikipedia.”

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Student could read about the actual history of MIT, if they want to think about the ethical implications of their work, and its ties to the military industrial complex. ” Edsurge on “An Education ‘Intrapreneur’ on the Difficulties Innovating in a Conservative Industry.” Elsevier on “The Augmented Researcher: What Does 2018 Hold for AI in Publishing ?”

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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” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” Via The Washington Post : “There’s a well-funded campus industry behind the Ann Coulter incident.” Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill : Special Education.”

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Communications Experts Criticize Elsevier - Florida Pilot.” Via Techcrunch : “ VetTechTrek is creating an e-learning platform to help veterans build careers in the tech industry.” Education Politics. “ New Education Law: Bipartisan No More.” ” Republicans are made because the Department of Education issued guidelines about how ESSA should be implemented.

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