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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Also missing from the lawsuit’s digital trail is Follett’s public response to the allegations, which EdSurge reported in June. Publishers Weekly also reports that Follett “questioned the timing of the suit, which it noted came shortly after publishers had started a campaign to get textbook retailers and distributors to adopt the publishers new best practices.”

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They’ll answer these questions themselves, then report out. MAJOR BUSINESS SHIFT In major business news, publishers Elsevier and Pearson appear to be entering bankruptcy.

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

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The company offers a suite of tools used to create, deliver and generate reports from digital assessments. The vision behind TAO was to create an open-source assessment platform that works with different content authoring, delivery and reporting tools, says Marc Oswald, co-founder and CEO of OAT. For instructors, the goal is to allow those tests to be scored and reported in a consistent way.

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The overwhelming majority of research on cancer is owned by publishers of academic journals like Elsevier and Springer. More specifically, publishers own the copyright to the research articles that report the results of the research funded by governments, foundations, and corporations.

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They’ll answer these questions themselves, then report out. MAJOR BUSINESS SHIFT In major business news, publishers Elsevier and Pearson appear to be entering bankruptcy.

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There’s more local Chalkbeat reporting on the recent charter school strike in Chicago down in the “labor and management” section below. ” “ 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. ” Via NPR : “‘It’s Preventable’: Sandy Hook Parents Promote App For Reporting School Threats.”

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” I mean… In other Arne news, Chalkbeat also reports that “‘I think that’s blood money’: Arne Duncan pushed charters to reject funds from Trump admin if budget cuts approved.” ” Politico reports that the Department of Education has reached a deal with the US Marshals Service to continue providing protection for Betsy DeVos. or higher grade point average,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Elsevier has acquired bepress.

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From Liberia , “Government to crackdown on unlicensed schools,” New Vision reports. 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.” “After Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Comment, Amazon CEO Donates $33 Million To DACA Students ,” Buzzfeed reports.

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Chalkbeat reports that “ Success Academy illegally changes special education services without parent input, complaint claims.” bid for Times Higher Education ,” SkyNews reports. RELX is the former weapons dealer known as Reed Elsevier. Research, “Research,” and Reports. Via Edsurge : “Report: Climate Change and Migration Will Impact the Future of Schools.”

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” “ Elon Musk and the chief executive of Uber are now advising Donald Trump ,” The Washington Post reports. ” “ Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler will step down next month, leaving a significant legacy on issues of concern to K–12 educators and creating uncertainty about what direction the commission might take under new Republican leadership,” Education Week reports. The Trump Administration.

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Via The LA School Report : “ LAUSD approves $7.5 ” “ Louisiana Becomes First State to Ban the Box,” Inside Higher Ed reports. 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. In other Google news, “ Google Will Stop Reading Your Emails for Gmail Ads ,” Bloomberg reports.

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” “Three months after the former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner was sentenced to six months in jail for sexual assault, he was released on Friday,” NPR reports. “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. Education Politics.

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“ Purdue-Kaplan online university one step closer to reality,” the Journal & Courier reports. ” “The Obama administration shut down Globe U , but an affiliated university bought four of its Wisconsin campuses with the backing of the Trump administration and a state regulator with a tough reputation on for-profits,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” The Chronicle of Higher Education on Elsevier “becoming a data company.”

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” Via The Hechinger Report : “Panicked universities in search of students are adding thousands of new majors.” Elsevier has acquired Aries Systems. ” Research, “Research,” and Reports. ” There are more research/reports on student loans in “the business of financial aid” section above. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Says He Will Lead Federal Task Force on Higher-Ed Policy,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. I’m working on a response to the Data & Society report on inBloom, but I’ve had the flu and I’ve been busy talking about how surveillance-driven “personalized learning” undermines democracy. Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics. Via The Pacific Standard : “Teenagers Report a Surge in Bullying During a Divisive Election Season.”

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” Speaking of Peter Thiel, “ Mark Zuckerberg : Facebook fake news didn’t sway election,” USA Today reports from the Techonomy conference. ” Via The Hechinger Report : “Schoolchildren ‘have a lot of questions and a lot of fear ’ in aftermath of Trump victory.” regulation,” reports The Washington Post. ” Via NPR : “Jury Finds ‘ Rolling Stone ,’ Reporter Liable Over Rape Allegation Story.”

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” Via The Hechinger Report : “ Betsy DeVos ’s school choice ideas are a reality in Sweden , where student performance has suffered.” ” The New York Times reported on Tuesday that “ West Virginia Teachers’ Strike Ends With a Promise to Raise Pay.” ” Another Google lawsuit, as reported by Ars Technica : “Ex-Google recruiter : I was fired because I resisted ‘illegal’ diversity efforts.”

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” “ Richard Spencer , the white nationalist, has dropped his lawsuit against the University of Cincinnati,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Meanwhile on Campus… Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Florida State Cancels Bundled Journal Deal With Elsevier.”

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Via The Washington Post : “ Betsy DeVos was asked to address education reporters at their annual convention. ” Via The Washington Post : “Secret report shows ‘special’ treatment for public officials in D.C. ” “ Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen ,” says TorrentFreak. “ Social Capital has hired Marc Mezvinsky as the investment firm morphs its business,” Recode reports.

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” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” ” “Just months after a major gaffe by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about the origins of historically black colleges and universities, a Florida HBCU is taking heat for inviting her to speak at its spring commencement ceremony next week,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Education Politics.

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University of Texas at Austin , related to features unique to that university,“ Inside Higher Ed reports. ” As Vox reports, “The Court announced Thursday that it was unable to reach a decision in the case United States v. ” asks The Hechinger Report after looking at the country’s rising PISA scores. From Course Report : “the 2016 Coding Bootcamp Market Size Study.” ” asks The Hechinger Report. Education Politics.

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” “The White House on Monday announced that it would nominate Mitchell “Mick” Zais as deputy secretary of education ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via The Nation : “This University Suggested International Students Could Be Reported to ICE if They Unionized.” ” 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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” “ Colorado Education Commissioner Rich Crandall announced his resignation Thursday just four-and-a-half months into the job, shocking the state’s education community and roiling the state Department of Education as it embarks on a number of critical initiatives,” Chalkbeat Colorado reports. “ Pearson gets emergency test scoring contract from Tennessee ,” Chalkbeat reports. Elsevier has acquired SSRN , an online open access repository.

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Department of Education on Monday distributed proposals for rewriting the gainful-employment rule , which the Trump administration halted last summer,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Via the Lansing State Journal : “Some faculty leaders at Michigan State University are threatening to seek the resignations of the entire MSU Board of Trustees if it follows through with a reported plan to appoint John Engler interim president.”

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Via Westworld : “ Adams State ’s ‘Egregious, Unethical’ Online Program Should Be Scrapped, Report Says.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Accidental Gunshot Is Reported on Texas Campus That Now Allows Firearms.” Via the Hechinger Report : “Eligible but got nothing: Hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities blocked from college aid.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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“What Decades Of Covering School Shootings Has Taught Me” by NPR’s longtime education reporter, Claudio Sanchez. And there’s data about pay in the research and reports section below. blog : “ Elsevier Collaborates with Hypothesis to Integrate Open Annotation.” Research, “Research,” and Reports. A new report from Data & Society : “The Promises, Challenges, and Futures of Media Literacy.”

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Dan Patrick (R) told reporters on Tuesday that he is sending letters to every superintendent in the state advising them not to follow the Obama administration's recently issued guidance on transgender students.” Lots of reporting on various court filings in the Trump University case, particularly those about the company’s “ playbooks ” detailing how former employees sold its course packages, targeting vulnerable populations. Education Politics.

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