Library Technology Guides

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November 29, 2021

Elsevier. Elsevier acquires, an innovative digital health education platform and enhances its global medical education portfolio. Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, announced that it has acquired Osmosis, a US-based visual learning platform that has simplified the complex learning journey for millions of current and future healthcare professionals and their patients around the world. [Full Announcement].

September 30, 2021

Elsevier. Educational Publishers Obtain Preliminary Injunction Against 60 Illegal Websites that Use Online Ads to Sell Pirated Content. Educational publishers, Macmillan Learning, Cengage Group, Elsevier, McGraw Hill and Pearson, have obtained a Preliminary Injunction from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against 60 websites that sell illegal, unlicensed copies of eBooks. The publishers filed suit against the operators of these websites on August 9, 2021, and on the same date obtained a Temporary Restraining Order that required the immediate shutdown of the infringing activity on these websites, as well as the cessation of the services provided by intermediaries that support the websites. With the Preliminary Injunction, that injunctive relief has now been extended through the pendency of the litigation. This is the fourth suit in less than two years that the publishers have brought against pirate eBook websites, and the fourth time they have successfully obtained a Preliminary Injunction. [Full Announcement].

May 28, 2021

Elsevier. Elsevier joins NSF partnership established to tackle major engineering challenges. The National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering, the University Industry Demonstration Partnership, the Big Ten Academic Alliance, and the EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation announced the launch of a new initiative – titled Engineering Research Visioning Alliance – which will serve as a force multiplier for high-impact research on society's grand challenges. Managed by UIDP and funded with a five-year, $8 million award from NSF, ERVA will convene engineering voices to prioritize topics for innovative research that both benefits society and leads to a more secure and sustainable world. UIDP and ERVA will leverage a sophisticated operational model for ideation activities. Elsevier will serve as the initiative's primary research intelligence partner, employing its data analytics tools to help illuminate the leading edge of engineering research. [Full Announcement].

March 29, 2021

Elsevier. Elsevier launches a trans-inclusive name change policy. Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, is proud to launch a trans-inclusive policy for author name changes. This allows authors to retrospectively return to previously peer-reviewed articles of record and update them with their current names. Elsevier is committed to working with our partners to build more inclusive research and health ecosystems. We believe that we can make a real impact by ensuring that our content and solutions are as inclusive as possible, and by supporting the community of research and health professionals to enhance inclusion across all dimensions of diversity. [Full Announcement].

March 22, 2021

Elsevier. LexisNexis introduces Nexis Data Lab. LexisNexis Legal and Professional, a leading global provider of information and analytics, announces the new Nexis® Data Lab to address the challenges universities face with big data mining and analysis. With over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data generated each day, big data mining and analysis has become big business. But it also comes with big challenges for academic research, including reliable search and capture, secure sharing, authoritative sourcing and data visualization. [Full Announcement].

November 19, 2020

Elsevier. Aries Systems and Digital Commons partner to offer Editorial Manager to Digital Commons premier journals. Aries Systems Corporation, a leading technology workflow solutions provider to the scholarly publishing community, and Digital Commons, a leading platform for open access publishing and institutional repositories, are pleased to announce their partnership supporting the growth of Diamond Open Access (OA) journals across the globe. [Full Announcement].

August 21, 2020

Elsevier. Elsevier acquires SciBite to accelerate solutions for life sciences and corporate R&D industries. Elsevier has acquired SciBite, a semantic AI company headquartered in Cambridge, UK, to help customers make faster, more effective R&D decisions through advanced text and data intelligence solutions. SciBite's solutions identify and extract scientific insights from structured and unstructured text and content, to identify key concepts such as drugs, proteins, companies, targets, and outcomes. This semantically-enriched, machine-readable data, helps SciBite's customers around the world make streamlined, more efficient decisions. SciBite's major products include: TERMite, an AI and ontology driven text analysis engine; DOCstore, which transforms search through semantic indexing; and CENtree, a next-generation collaborative ontology management platform; they are complemented by a suite of apps that support its core technology and allow customers to automate data-curation and manage terminology standards. [Full Announcement].

July 29, 2020

Elsevier. ScienceDirect integrates SeamlessAccess to provide improved remote access options for researchers. Elsevier's world-leading platform of peer-reviewed scholarly literature, ScienceDirect, has integrated SeamlessAccess to provide researchers with convenient and secure institutional access to its site, anytime, anywhere and on any device. [Full Announcement].

December 19, 2019

Elsevier. Dutch research institutions and Elsevier reach framework agreement. The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), The Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU), The Dutch Research Council (NWO) and information and analytics business Elsevier have reached a framework agreement. [Full Announcement].

October 25, 2019

Elsevier. Elsevier Launches the Research Data Management Librarian Academy. Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced the launch of the Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA), an online program created by a team of expert librarians in the Northeastern United States.The RDMLA is intended primarily for librarians but is also applicable for researchers. The program consists of eight units, which can be taken in sequence or at the user's choice separately. Each unit takes an average of an hour to complete and consists of videos, slides, demonstrations, reading resources and self-assessments. The program is geared for the practicing librarian who wants to learn about research data management (RDM) but may be time-crunched and not able to leave work to obtain formal training. [Full Announcement].

April 23, 2019

Elsevier. Norway and Elsevier Agree on Pilot National Licence for Research Access and Publishing. The Norwegian consortium for higher education and research organized by Unit,and global information analytics business Elsevier today agreed to a pilot national license, providing Norwegian researchers with access to global academic research while making Norwegian research accessible through open access publishing. The agreement is the result of close cooperation between the Norwegian research community and Elsevier. [Full Announcement].

March 13, 2019

Elsevier. Elsevier launches assessment capabilities on its all-new ClinicalKey Student platform. Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, announced today the launch of new assessment capabilities available on its refreshed and rebranded ClinicalKey Student platform (formerly ClinicalKey Medical Education). These new capabilities support medical faculty and students by enhancing the teaching and learning experience with tools tailored to develop and assess the knowledge of aspiring medical professionals. [Full Announcement].

January 29, 2019

Elsevier. Kumsal Bayazit appointed Chief Executive Officer of Elsevier. Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced Kumsal Bayazit has been appointed Chief Executive Officer effective February 15, 2019. [Full Announcement].

August 2, 2018

Elsevier. Elsevier to acquire Aries Systems, a best-in-class publication workflow solutions provider. Elsevier announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, MA. Aries’ offerings are used by journals, books and other publications for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and eCommerce. [Full Announcement].

July 29, 2018

Elsevier. Elsevier/Impactstory agreement will make open access articles easier to find on Scopus. Open access is growing across the industry, but it can be hard to know which articles are open and which are subscription. Being able to easily find and identify open access content saves researchers time and effort. With Elsevier’s new partnership with Impactstory, a nonprofit that creates online tools to make science more open and reusable, researchers will soon be able to find open access content on Scopus more efficiently. Meanwhile, for university research offices, the expansion of OA-identified content in Scopus will enable improved strategic analysis and benchmarking. [Full Announcement].

May 31, 2018

Elsevier. Elsevier and the Egyptian Knowledge Bank sign national license agreement for access to SciVal. Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, have signed a national license agreement with the Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB) for access to SciVal, Elsevier's research management tool. The EKB now has quick, easy access to research data analytics of 9,400 research institutions located in 230 nations worldwide. [Full Announcement].

April 5, 2018

Elsevier. Elsevier launches Mendeley Data to manage entire lifecycle of research data. Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, has launched Mendeley Data, a new, cloud-based platform designed to help universities and researchers manage, share and showcase their research data. With Mendeley Data, researchers can safely record and share research data while improving its reuse via publication, while universities can showcase institutional outputs and improve their collaboration rate. [Full Announcement].

February 20, 2018

Elsevier. Elsevier collaborates with Hypothesis to integrate Open Annotation. Elsevier and Hypothesis are announcing a collaboration to align annotation capabilities in Elsevier’s Research Products with the emerging ecosystem of interoperable clients and services for annotation based on open standards and technologies. [Full Announcement].

January 17, 2018

Elsevier. FinELib and Elsevier reach agreement for subscription access and open access publishing. The FinELib consortium and information analytics business Elsevier today signed an agreement making Elsevier's globally published research articles available to Finnish academic institutions, while providing Finnish researches with incentives to publish open access if they so choose. [Full Announcement].

August 7, 2017

Elsevier. SSRN launches ChemRN – a new network dedicated to chemistry. Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, announces SSRN, its world leading working paper repository and preprint server, today launches the Chemistry Research Network – ChemRN. [Full Announcement].