SPARC and ACRL release materials on the progress of open access journal publishing
For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, DC & CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 6, 2007 - SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), have released interviews and analysis exploring in depth the views of three major open access publishers on the challenges of sustainability. The materials were produced in conjunction with the 15th SPARC-ACRL Forum on Emerging Issues in Scholarly Communication, which took place on June 23, 2007.
The Forum, which is held at every meeting of the American Library Association, offered participants the opportunity to engage in conversation with top executives from the three organizations. Speakers included Mark Patterson, director of publishing for the Public Library of Science; Bryan Vickery, deputy publisher for BioMed Central and Editorial Director for Chemistry Central; and Paul Peters, director of business development for Hindawi Publishing Corporation. Alma Swan of Key Perspectives Ltd., moderated the session. Podcasts and slides from the event are now available at http://www.arl.org/sparc/meetings/ala07.
The new materials offer a deeper level of insight into the three publishers’ business models and include:
For more information, visit the SPARC Web site at http://www.arl.org/sparc/forum or the ACRL Web site at http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlissues/scholarlycomm/scholarlycommunication.cfm.