An Elsevier Pivot to Open Access (Inside Higher Ed)

"In a move that could signal the beginning of a significant shift for its business model, publisher Elsevier has agreed to its first 'read-and-publish' deal with a national consortium of universities and research institutions in Norway."—Source: Inside Higher Ed

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Yes, this is a very big deal for open access. Many higher ed stakeholders and librarians hope this model will lower subscription costs while supporting open-access resources.