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. Attendees from academic libraries and scholarly publishing explored how higher education will have to adapt to changing demographics, rising inequality and continuing tensions between big commercial companies and their academic customers. UNC and Elsevier did eventually strike a deal. In spite of all that, UNC isn’t likely to ditch Elsevier.

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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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.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “A New Home for AI : The Library.” million in seed funding from the Omidyar Network for an “on-demand library of parenting tips.”

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

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The real value of this free reference manager is in the publicly shared libraries of other users. In fairness, you should likewise share your own library to benefit others. You can use it freely, but many articles you find may be from paid academic databases such as JSTOR or Elsevier.

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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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Jen Howard on “What Happened to Google’s Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books ?” ” The Chronicle of Higher Education on Elsevier “becoming a data company.” Wired argues that “ Jeff Bezos Should Put His Billions Into Libraries.” (National) Education Politics. The AP interviews US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos , who laments “she didn’t decry racism enough.”

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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.

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Here’s a list of election outcomes pertaining to library-related measures , thanks to EveryLibrary.org. ” 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.

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” The New York Times looks at “ anti-tax fervor ” in southern Oregon , which will result in the one public library in Roseburg closing its doors. ” “ 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.”

Cultural hegemony and disruption

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For years the multiple volumes of Encyclopaedia Britannica have graced the shelves of libraries worldwide. 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?

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” Via The Atlantic : “The Libraries Bringing Small-Town News Back to Life.” Elsevier on “The Augmented Researcher: What Does 2018 Hold for AI in Publishing ?” 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.

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” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. “ 14 projects win 2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries.” 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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” Via PBS Newshour : “GOP reinstates usage of ‘ illegal alien ’ in Library of Congress ’ records.” The School Library Journal reports that “ New York DOE Green Lights Amazon eBook Deal.” Elsevier has acquired SSRN , an online open access repository. Private equity firm ZMB has made a majority stake investment in Education Networks of America , which provides data services to schools and libraries. Education Politics.