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Open Access Transformation in Switzerland & Germany

Christian Gutknecht published an exciting posting on the Swiss EUR 57 million Elsevier deal in which he outlines the transformative Open Access agreement between Elsevier and swissuniversities. Since Germany has been trying for years to reach such a contract with Elsevier, it is worth comparing it with the two transformative contracts with Wiley and Springer […]

„Steering science through output indicators & data capitalism“ – Presentation online

A few weeks ago I gave a presentation on the topic of „Steering science through output indicators & data capitalism“ at the 23rd Congress of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN 2019) held at Turin/ Italy. The slides of this presentation are now online on Slideshare or can be watched right below. […]

Elsevier acquires the profiling service Parity

Elsevier acquires the profiling service Parity. It is thus further expanding its existing portfolio of science management services. Elsevier acquires the profiling service Parity According to Elsevier’s press release Parity provides „high-accuracy entity resolution, profiling and recommendations for STM content and applications in the world of research. Parity provides disambiguation technology for Elsevier’s abstract and […]

Steering science through Output Indicators & Data Capitalism

I just published a paper on „Steering science through Output Indicators & Data Capitalism“ on Zenodo. It will be part of the Proceedings of the 23rd Congress of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN 2019) held in Turin/ Italy, 17-20 September 2019. Abstract: The paper describes how commercial companies create operating systems […]

Norway and Elsevier meet a eighteen million Euro agreement including a Gold Open Access clause

The Norwegian consortium for higher education and research and the publishing house Elsevier agreed two days ago to a national license. This provides Norwegian researchers not only access to articles published in Elsevier’s journals (including the society journals as The Lancet or CELL Press) but also the opportunity to publish their results Open Access. Seven […]

Better than the German Wiley DEAL? The Couperin Consortium reaches a price reduction of more than 13% over four years in an agreement with Elsevier

For some, this may seem better than the Wiley Deal in Germany: French universities and research institutions have agreed in principle, through their Couperin consortium, to renew their national licence with Elsevier. In a letter sent on April 11 to Elsevier by Lise Dumasy, president of Couperin, details of the agreement, which is valid for […]

Wiley acquires the Collaborative Writing Tool Authorea

On August 17, it was announced that the collaborative writing tool Authorea had been acquired by Atypon that is in turn a part of Wiley Publishing. The posting in the Authorea blog informs that „Atypon has been actively building an open science ecosystem to streamline researchers‘ workflows in reference management, knowledge discovery and content creation“. […]

Zwangsehen und Bastarde. Wohin steuert Big Data die Wissenschaft?

Publiziert als / zitieren als: Herb, U. (2018). Zwangsehen und Bastarde. Information – Wissenschaft & Praxis, 69(2-3), S. 81-88. DOI:10.1515/iwp-2018-0021 Zusammenfassung Taucht das Wort „Wissenschaft“ im Zusammenhang mit Big Data auf, denkt man zumeist an Wissenschaftler, die durch findige Analysen treffsichere Prognosen über zukünftige Entwicklungen, Ereignisse und Handlungen fällen – oder aber mit chirurgischer Präzision […]

Sweden cancels agreement with Elsevier

While Finland entered into a nationwide consortium with the publishing house Elsevier, the neighbouring country Sweden did not take this step. After twenty years of business relationships with Elsevier, the Bibsam Consortium decided not to renew the agreement with the scientific publisher.  Bibsam wants to support the Swedish government’s requirement to publish all scientific output […]

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