October 24, 2014

Interview: "Elsevier’s Alicia Wise on the RWA, the West Wing, and Universal Access"

Not only does Poynder provide a superb summary of what’s going on with the Research Works Act legislation to this point but also he gets substantial answers to many important questions from Elsevier’s director of universal access, Alicia Wise. A  blog post containing the summary of the RWA situation and highlights from the interview can […]

Elsevier Signs 2 Year Deal to Bring SciVerse ScienceDirect to 150 Russian Research Institutes, Scopus Trial Also Announced

From Elsevier: Elsevier [has announced] it has reached an agreement with the Russian Foundation of Basic Research (RFBR) to provide 150 Russian research institutes with access to SciVerse ScienceDirect as well as trial access to SciVerse Scopus. This one-year license agreement is part of a formal collaboration program between Elsevier and RFBR until 2014. Academician […]

Elsevier Publishing Boycott Gathers Steam Among Academics

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: Timothy Gowers of the University of Cambridge, who won the Fields Medal for his research, has organized a boycott of Elsevier because, he says, its pricing and policies restrict access to work that should be much more easily available. He asked for a boycott in a blog post on […]

10 Library, Publishing, and Advocacy Organizations Send Letter to Congress Opposing Research Works Act

Direct to Full Text Letter (3 pages; PDF) (via ARL) A letter opposing the Research Works Act (H.R. 3699) was sent to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday (January 24, 2011). It begins: On behalf of these 10 national and regional library, publishing, and advocacy organizations, we are […]

You Can Now Access WorldWideScience.org Resources via Elsevier's SciVerse

From the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Department of Energy: The wealth of current and timely scientific and technical information from countries around the world found at WorldWideScience.org is now available as a SciVerse Hub application. By entering search terms in the free WWS application query box, users can search WWS in parallel […]

Scholarly Publishing: Purdue University Signs New One-Year, $2.9 Million Contract With Elsevier

From The Exponent (Purdue University): Purdue students and faculty could have lost access to the majority of scholastic research articles available online through Purdue libraries today. Purdue signed another one-year contract with a publishing company that allows access to journal articles necessary for research for $2.9 million, after being threatened to be cut off in […]

Librarian 2.0 and Beyond is Theme of Latest Issue of Elsevier's Library Connect Newsletter

The December 2011 issue (Vol. 9, No. 3) of Elsevier’s Library Connect Newsletter is now available online (free). ai Direct to Full Text (HTML) ||| PDF Version Here’s a selection of feature articles from this issue. There are more feature articles plus material in the On the Road, Zip File, and Quick Clicks section also […]

Elsevier Announces Winners of Semantic Web Challenge

From Elsevier: Elsevier today announced the winners of the  Semantic Web Challenge. Participants in the Challenge applied semantic web techniques in building online end-user applications that integrate, combine and deduce information needed to assist users in performing tasks. The Challenge took place at the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011) in Bonn, Germany, from October […]

Award Winning App Concepts: Elsevier Announces Winners of Apps for Library Idea Challenge

Let’s end the week with more contest winners! We’ve posted award winning apps from the National Library of Medicine and from the SciVerse apps contest (links below) over the past few days and now we’ve learned about the winning app concepts from Elsevier’s Library Idea Challenge. Congrats to the winners! Following the submission period (May […]

eBook Briefs: News from Project Muse, Elsevier, Safari Books Online, and Ingram

+ Project MUSE Announces Special Introductory Offer Initiative for UPCC Book Collections + Elsevier Announces New 2012 Frontlist eBooks Collection on SciVerse ScienceDirect Available for Advance Purchase Additional Info Here. + Safari Books Online selects Ingram Content Group to expand its e-content library Education, technology, and business publishers worldwide can now expand the reach of […]