LIBER is leading a campaign asking publishing giant Elsevier to withdraw its current policy on text and data mining.
Over 50 research and library organisations have so far joined our call by signing a letter which explains why we believe that Elsevier’s current TDM policy places unnecessary restrictions on researchers by limiting their ability — and their right — to mine content to which they have legal access.
In the letter, the full text of which is available below, we outline how the Elsevier policy restricts researchers’ abilities to perform TDM and how it unfairly mandates conditions by which research outputs derived from TDM can be disseminated.
We provide constructive alternatives in every instance and reiterate our plan to continue advocating for conditions by which TDM can become an increasingly valuable tool for European researchers. Elsevier’s response to our letter is available here.