Elsevier Acquires bepress

Roger C. Shonfeld, The Scholarly Kitchen, Aug 03, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Produced by bepress, "Digital Commons is the only comprehensive showcase that lets institutions publish, manage, and increase recognition for everything produced on campus—and the only institutional repository and publishing platform that integrates with a full faculty research and impact suite." It was acquired this week by Elsever, prompting reassurances on discussion lists. "We are committed to keeping our pricing model the same," said bepress managing director Jean-Gabriel Bankier in an email. "Elsevier is making a long-term investment in our technology and business model. Neither party wants to do anything that would jeopardize that (which price hikes would certainly do)." We'll see how true this remains in the long term. See also Inside Higher Ed.

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