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August 15, 2017 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Jeffrey Beall Speaks Out

THE (Times Higher Education) ran an article on Jeffrey Beall, whose Beall’s List of predatory journals was shut down in January 2017. In an interview, he suggests “that some scholarly librarians put their personal feelings about open access before their job, and [they] are ‘betraying’ the academy by not alerting patrons to the problems of predatory publishers.” THE reports that “he felt that ‘someone has to alert people to the weaknesses of it’. His concerns focus on how directly linking publication to profit has led to peer review safeguards being abandoned and consequently the value of measuring an individual’s scholarly output for use in employment and promotion decisions being undermined.”

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