European research organizations ask Elsevier to reconsider data and text mining policies

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A coalition of European research organizations has sent a letter to publishing giant Elsevier, asking them to reconsider the restrictions they place upon researchers that wish to do research that involves text and data mining of Elsevier publications. 

According to the article "In this letter we outline some of the ways in which the Elsevier policy restricts researchers’ abilities to perform TDM by requiring them to register their details and agree to a click-through license that can change at any time, and how it unfairly mandates conditions by which research outputs derived from TDM can be disseminated."

Read the article:  "European Research Organisations Call On Elsevier To Withdraw TDM Policy"
Read the letter sent to Elsevier:  "Realising the innovative potential of digital research methods: a call from the research community"

  • Ada Emmett
    Director, Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, KU Libraries
  • Josh Bolick
    Scholarly Communication Librarian
    Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, KU Libraries
  • Marianne Reed
    Digital Initiatives Manager
    Digital Initiatives, KU Libraries
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