[Fim4l] Elsevier unilaterally shutting down pseudonymous access to institutionally licensed resources?

Jiri Pavlik jiri.pavlik at mzk.cz
Wed Sep 4 13:21:02 CEST 2019


I can confirm that. I cannot sign in at Science Direct without
providing e-mail address now.

Could you comment on that, Koren, please? Is Elsevier going to implement
https://seamlessaccess.org/ and fim4l.org recommendations?

Best regards


On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 12:28 PM Peter Schober
<peter.schober at univie.ac.at> wrote:
> * Peter Schober <peter.schober at univie.ac.at> [2019-09-04 11:57]:
> > in order to log I'm requested to register an account (even after
> > having logged in successfully via my institution[1]) by
> > providing an email address and, later on, also my full name:
> Note that while there have been comments about Elsevier and manual
> registration on this list earlier this year those were all in the
> context of the subject herself wanting to make use of personalisation:
> * Bernd Oberknapp <bo at ub.uni-freiburg.de> [2019-07-18 16:55]:
> > Elsevier forces users to register with their names and email
> > addresses (and maybe also additional data), otherwise the
> > personalized features cannot be used
> * Koren, Meshna (ELS-AMS) <M.Koren at elsevier.com> [2019-07-18 22:18]:
> > We (Elsevier [...]) tie a targetedID to an 'Elsevier user account'
> > which is created in our database when a user decides to 'activate
> > personalization'
> Whereas right now I'm prompted to disclose personal information to
> simply log in to the site[1], without requesting anything at all, esp
> not the activation of personalisation features?
> -peter
> [1] https://www.sciencedirect.com/ -> Sign in -> Sign in via your
> institution -> (log at inst. in and return) -> "Welcome. Enter your
> email to continue with ScienceDirect" / "Email is required".
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