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OCLC and Elsevier to offer automated seamless access to subscribed e-content

“OCLC and Elsevier, a leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, are working together to automate the process to keep e-book and e-journal holdings from ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s full-text platform for research literature, up-to-date in WorldCat and library catalogs. The automated process ensures seamless access to subscribed content without intervention from library staff.” (via OCLC)

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Elsevier Takedown Notices: A Q&A with Peter Suber

“In November 2013, Harvard received 23 takedown notices from Elsevier, a publisher of academic journals. A takedown notice is a request from a copyright holder to remove a work from the internet because of alleged copyright infringement. To comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), internet hosts like Harvard must comply with takedown notices even if the recipient may choose to put the work back up again. All 23 of the takedown notices targeted published editions of articles from Elsevier journals posted to websites on the Harvard.edu domain, including for example lab sites, faculty sites, and course websites hosted on iSites. All 23 articles were promptly taken down. None of the takedowns targeted articles in DASH (Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard), the open-access repository maintained by Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC). As Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library, put it, “The OSC is part of the solution, not part of the problem.” (via Harvard Library Portal)

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ScienceDirect Content Now Available to MyScienceWork Users

“Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has announced its collaboration with scientific social network MyScienceWork on a pilot initiative to enable researchers to easily share and discover over 11 million articles through MyScienceWork. The pilot will allow MyScienceWork users to read, annotate and share articles from ScienceDirect within the MyScienceWork interface among each other. The articles on MyScienceWork will be presented the same way as users find them on ScienceDirect: full text published articles will be available to those affiliated with ScienceDirect subscribers and Open Access articles will be available to all.” (via Elsevier)

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Text-mining contract signed by Libraries offers computational access to Elsevier articles

“The MIT Libraries have signed an agreement with Elsevier, the largest publisher of journal articles in the world, to allow members of the MIT community to text-mine scholarly articles subscribed to through Elsevier’s ScienceDirect service. Typically, licensed access to journals like Elsevier’s does not permit systematic searching or downloading, and excludes the use of software agents, robots, or scripts. This has been a disappointment to many researchers, who wish to take advantage of automated tools to carry out new forms of research, speed up the research process, and enhance discovery and innovation.” (via MIT Libraries)

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Publisher cracks down on authors of academic articles

“It seems to be common sense that the author of a journalistic paper or academic article should have the rights to host the material on his or her website, but that is precisely the argument at the core of recent legal squabbles between Elsevier — a publisher of scientific and medical literature based in Amsterdam — and the authors of Elsevier’s content. In early December 2013, Elsevier began issuing massive numbers of takedown requests to Academia.edu — a social networking website for academics — as well as Harvard University, the University of Calgary, and the University of California-Irvine. Elsevier is using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to claim that the academics who authored the articles in its journals do not have the right to repurpose the articles on their personal websites — a practice that is not necessarily legal, but long gone unpursued by publishers. Until now.” (via Inside Counsel)

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Elsevier Foundation Awards 2013 Grants to Champion Libraries in Developing Countries and Women in Science

“The Elsevier Foundation announced today the 2013 grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars award programs. In total, $700,000 has been committed to ten institutions around the world in addition to five ongoing multiyear grants and the Nurse Faculty program. The Elsevier Foundation is funded by Elsevier, a global provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.” (via PRNewswire)

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Elsevier to Provide Textbooks for Five New edX MOOCs

“Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that it has agreed to provide edX with Elsevier science and technology book content for up to five massive open online courses (MOOC). EdX offers online learning to students on campus and millions of people around the world with its open-source platform. Elsevier will provide textbook content for free online as part of the course materials and will offer a discount to purchase the print or electronic version of the text to those enrolled in the MOOC.” (via Elsevier)

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Elsevier Expands its Legacy Collection to More Than 9500 Books

“Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the expansion of its Legacy Collection  on ScienceDirect. Elsevier’s Legacy Collection now includes more than 9500 books with contributions from more than 100 Nobel Laureates.The Legacy Collection digitizes classic historical scholarly book content. Many of these newly digitized foundational books were difficult to find in print or out-of-print altogether. Having this content secured and fully integrated on ScienceDirect enables digital searching and deep reference linking on this historical reference material, completing library collections and expanding holdings without the burden of locating or borrowing.” (via Elsevier)

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Elsevier Announces its Scopus Book Titles Expansion Program

“Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that Scopus has indexed the first 7,500 book titles as part of its Book Titles Expansion program. By 2015, an estimated 75,000 book titles will be indexed.The inclusion of book titles adds to the more than 50 million records indexed by Scopus which are derived from 20,000 journals, 5.5 million conference proceedings and 390 trade publications.” (via Elsevier)

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Woodhead Publishing Acquired by Elsevier

“Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced it has acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited, an award-winning, UK-based publisher known for its high-quality content in the fields of materials science, food science, engineering, energy & environmental technology, textile technology and biomedicine. The acquisition of Woodhead Publishing also includes Chandos Publishing, which is known for its strong publishing program in library information science and Asian studies.” (via Digital Book World)

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