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. Founded as a publisher of scientific information, the company has been redefining itself over the past few years as what it calls “a global information analytics business.”

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

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She is the author of the book Emerging Library Technologies: It's Not Just for Geeks (Elsevier, 2018). Her forthcoming book on Drones in Libraries will be available in July 2020 (Elsevier). Ida peer reviews technology-related book proposals for Elsevier.

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

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The idea that some of these sites are for-profit raises questions about whether our work is really going to be available to the public, or if we’re doing it for free for a corporation,” says Fatima Espinoza Vasquez, assistant professor at the University of Kentucky’s School of Information Science. “It Mendeley started as an open-access research network, and some researchers balked when publishing giant Elsevier purchased the site in 2013.

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I'm quite at home in this area of academia, and my thinking is shaped and informed by these disciplines, so I was delighted to be invited to speak. The big four publishers - Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor and Francis and Springer - are making huge profits worldwide from the goodwill of academics.

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. For more information, visit on the web or on Facebook. Last week we discovered a great new app company called Fingerprint which would be launching soon.

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. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security. 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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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.” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security. 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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“ Coding Bootcamps Won’t Save Us All,” Edsurge informs us. 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.”

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” “In an effort help educators make smart choices amid the deluge of ed-tech tools marketed to them, ISTE has partnered with a private company to create an online hub for teachers to review and post information on the quality of those products,” says EdWeek’s Market Brief. RELX is the former weapons dealer known as Reed Elsevier. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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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.” Privacy, Surveillance, and Information Security. (National) Education Politics.

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Via Education Week : “ Students With Disabilities Sue ACT Over Release of Personal Information.” Elsevier has acquired Aries Systems. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security. 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. National) Education Politics.

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Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway.” 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. ” “Students, Directory Information , and Social Media – Part 2” by Bill Fitzgerald. Education Politics. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov.

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” The Chronicle of Higher Education on Elsevier “becoming a data company.” Privacy, Surveillance, and Information Security. (National) Education Politics. The AP interviews US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos , who laments “she didn’t decry racism enough.” ” Via Politico : “New marching orders from Betsy DeVos’ civil rights chief have the Education Department churning through civil rights complaints.

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Meanwhile on Campus… Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Florida State Cancels Bundled Journal Deal With Elsevier.” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics. Privacy, Surveillance, and Information Security. 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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” “ Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen ,” says TorrentFreak. Privacy, Surveillance, and Information Security. 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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Just 22 schools with running water and basic supplies will start holding informal classes today in an attempt to kickstart recovery.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Publisher Elsevier has announced the launch of ScienceDirect Topics, an information platform that has been compared to Wikipedia.” Privacy, Surveillance, and Information Security. (National) Education Politics.

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blog : “ Elsevier Collaborates with Hypothesis to Integrate Open Annotation.” “Kidtech startup SuperAwesome is now valued at $100+ million and profitable,” Techcrunch informs us. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security. 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. National) Education Politics.

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” Edsurge on Hypothes.is ’s partnership with Elsevier. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security. 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. National) Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ Trump Wants to Arm Teachers. These Schools Already Do.”

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The IRS data retrieval tool that let financial aid applicants automatically import income information into the FAFSA won’t be restored for the current aid cycle, said James Runcie, chief operating officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid, in written testimony to Congress Wednesday.” ” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” Education Politics.

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Elsevier on “The Augmented Researcher: What Does 2018 Hold for AI in Publishing ?” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security. 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. National) Education Politics. The State of the Union is a right mess. President Trump gave the annual speech to Congress on Tuesday night.

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Elsevier Wants CloudFlare to Expose Pirate Sites,” TorrentFreak reports. The information of some 500 million users was stolen in 2014, according to Yahoo , by “a state-sponsored actor.” Presidential Campaign Politics. Via Politico : “ Donald Trump has put wealthy universities on alert.

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Elsevier has acquired Hivebench. ” Via the Democrat & Chronicle : “A small rural Orleans County school district says it has been a victim of a cyber attack that exposed personal information of thousands of workers and contractors.” 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.