Speaking out on Elsevier’s Article “Sharing” Policy

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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

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “Lawyers and Title IX practitioners have identified potential conflicts between the Trump administration ’s new proposed regulations on the gender discrimination law and state policy.” ” “ 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.

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Via Chalkbeat : “ DeVos criticizes Bush-Obama policies , saying it’s time to overhaul conventional schooling.” ” I’m including this here because the research comes from the Koch-funded Mercatus Center at George Mason University , and I want to keep an eye on how “dark money” includes research and policy. I don’t recall if I talked about Elsevier when I wrote about platforms as part of my 2017 review.

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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” And by “take on,” that means “investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants.” ” More on Trump’s proposed immigration policies in the immigration section below. Elsevier has acquired bepress. (National) Education Politics. The New York Times broke the story this week that “ Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions.”

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “Office led by President Trump’s son-in-law holds a series of meetings on higher education policy, signaling high-level attention from the administration.” 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. National) Education Politics.

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” Via Mic : “ Pretoria Girls High School students are protesting racist hair policy , code of conduct.” 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.

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DeVos is the former chair of the American Federation for Children, which advocates for school choice policies, such as tax credit scholarships and vouchers. ” “ 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.”

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“ Higher Education Policy Under Trump ” by Sara Goldrick-Rab. ” 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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” Chalkbeat on vouchers in Indiana : “Choice for most: In nation’s largest voucher program, $16 million went to schools with anti-LGBT policies.” ” 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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Says He Will Lead Federal Task Force on Higher-Ed Policy,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. 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.

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More federal stuff: Inside Higher Ed on restructuring at the US Department of Education : “Proposed reorganization would eliminate office of under secretary, which oversaw higher ed policy for much of the Obama and George W. Stories about the Department of Education and its policies regarding student loans are in “the business of financial aid” section below. blog : “ Elsevier Collaborates with Hypothesis to Integrate Open Annotation.”

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34 Percent Of Graduates Received A Diploma Against District Policy.” Elsevier on “The Augmented Researcher: What Does 2018 Hold for AI in Publishing ?” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Roughly three million Americans live more than 25 miles from a broad-access public college and do not have the sort of high-speed internet connection necessary for online college programs, according to a new report from the Urban Institute’s education policy program.”

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Via NPR : “ Wyoming School District Stalls On Transgender Student Policy.” Elsevier has acquired SSRN , an online open access repository. ” (It’s actually a report by the National Education Policy Center on commercialism in schools , so perhaps this item, like the one above it, is better suited for the “research” section below.). From iNACOL: “ Promising State Policies for Personalized Learning.” Education Politics.

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Elsevier has acquired Hivebench. According to research published in the Evaluation and Policy Analysis journal (as reported by Inside Higher Ed ), “a student placed in remedial math has a better chance of succeeding in college by taking college-level statistical courses with additional support instead of developmental math.” Education Politics. I watched the results roll in from the Brexit referendum last night with great, great sadness.

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” Via NorthJersey.com : “ Kean University flouted state law and its own policies in spending $250,000 for a custom Chinese-made conference table, a state investigation has found.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Communications Experts Criticize Elsevier - Florida Pilot.” The American Enterprise Institute ’s Andrew Kelly will become UNC ’s Senior Vice President for Strategy and Policy. Education Politics.

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