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More Support for ‘Lingua’ Editors

More library and higher education groups on Thursday threw their support behind the editors of the linguistics journal Lingua, upping the pressure on publisher Elsevier. Lingua’s editors and editorial board members last month resigned en masse from the journal to protest Elsevier’s policies on pricing and open access. Since then, what started as a dispute between a journal and its publisher has grown into a wide-ranging debate about the sustainability of publishing, open access and ownership of intellectual property.” (via Inside Higher Education)

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Elsevier Battle Escalates

“Elsevier doesn’t always respond in detail to criticism that advocates for open access direct at the journal publishing giant. Open-access supporters say publishing can have high academic quality and be free online without the high subscription prices Elsevier charges. The company says its critics underestimate the true costs of publishing.” (Inside Higher Ed)

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Editors of the Journal Lingua Protest-Quit in Battle for Open Access

“LAST WEEK, THE editors for the linguistics journal Lingua had finally had enough. Elsevier, a major academic publishing house, has put out the highly regarded journal for decades. But on October 27, the journal’s six editors and 31 members of its editorial board quit. Their beef? The high fees Elsevier charges authors and academic institutions to see the journal.” (via Wired)

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Elsevier Collaborates With Ex Libris to Offer Automated Updates to Subscribed e-Content

“Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, today announced an expanded collaboration with Ex Libris, a global leader in library automation services. The collaboration will enable mutual customers of Elsevier’s ScienceDirect and the Ex Libris Alma® library management solution and SFX® OpenURL link resolver, to benefit from a fully automated workflow that will keep the library full text access levels up to date for both journals and books.” (via PR Newswire)

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‘Simple and Seamless’ or ‘Significant Obstacle’?

“Academic, library and technology organizations are denouncing a new sharing and hosting policy adopted last month by publisher Elsevier, saying it undermines open-access policies at colleges and universities and prevents authors from sharing their work. Elsevier, which publishes thousands of journals, introduced the policy last month. It aims to strike a balance between making sharing “simple and seamless” and “being consistent with access and usage rights associated with journal articles,” the publisher said in a blog post.” (via Chronicle)

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Elsevier Now Adding eBooks to CLOCKSS Archiving

“Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced its agreement to participate in CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) archiving of ebooks. CLOCKSS is a community-governed archive committed to open access. As a not-for-profit venture between academic publishers and research libraries, CLOCKSS is building a sustainable, geographically distributed archive. This ensures the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications, such as Elsevier science and technology ebooks, for the benefit of the greater global research community.” (via Elsevier)

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Elsevier Foundation Announces its 2015 Grant Recipients

“The Elsevier Foundation today announced its 2015 grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars Programs. In total $600.000 has been committed for 2015 that will support various multiyear projects in over 20 countries in the developing world. The Elsevier Foundation is funded by Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.” (via PRNewswire

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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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