Libraries

Campus-based publishing partnerships offer the academy greater control over the intellectual products that it helps create. To fully realize this potential, such partnerships will need to evolve from informal working alliances to long-term, programmatic collaborations.

Sharing enables new research to build on earlier findings. It not only fuels the further advancement of knowledge, it brings scientists and scholars the recognition that advances their careers.

This SPARC / Science Commons white paper discusses both the motivation and the process for establishing a binding institutional policy that automatically grants a copyright license from each faculty member to permit deposit of his or her peer-reviewed scholarly articles in institutional repositories, from which the works become available for others to read and cite.

This White Paper is written primarily for policymaking staff in universities and other institutional recipients of NIH support responsible for ensuring compliance with the Public Access Policy.

This section features case studies of established and evolving partnerships. Partnerships are invited to submit descriptions of their own initiatives that highlight specific aspects of partnering (for example, financial arrangements, management and governance structures, etc.).

Over the past few months, there has been a growing number of scholars on our campuses who have signed onto or expressed support for the actions called for in the boycott statement on the "Cost of Knowledge" website. SPARC has prepared a “suggested next steps” resource.

This guide will help your organization: navigate its new role as policy influencer; communicate effectively with the media; deliver an effective message; sell a particular story; act as a valued media source. And if something goes wrong, this guide will pilot you through the most important points of crisis communications.

SPARC is an active participant in the Information Access Alliance (IAA), a group of library organizations working to highlight the budgetary impact of the rapid escalation of the price of information, particularly of journals in science, technology,

A presentation by Heather Joseph to the Texas Library Association.

This Guide has been published by the Open Society Institute (OSI) to encourage and assist planners, developers, and potential publishers of new Open Access journals in any field of science and scholarship. It provides a good starting point for those contemplating the launch of a new journal based upon an Open Access business model that provides free availability of research papers. For those who are already in the process of launching an Open Access journal, this Guide provides resources to help ensure that your planning is complete.

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