July 15, 2010(Closed) CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SPARC DIGITAL REPOSITORIES MEETING – INNOVATION FAIR
Proposals are now being invited to the SPARC 2010 Digital Repositories Meeting Innovation Fair, where new technologies and strategies are showcased in engaging, informative rapid-fire presentations. SPARC, in partnership with SPARC Europe and SPARC Japan/National Institute of Informatics, is hosting the next installment of this popular meeting on November 8 & 9, 2010 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.
June 21, 2010State of play: SPARC-ACRL forum to highlight latest “Big Moves” to create change in scholarly communication
SPARC and ACRL will co-host a timely panel discussion at the upcoming meeting of the American Library Association (ALA) in Washington, DC, on the state of play for key and recent developments in the move to expand access to scholarly research – including federal policy action and major campus-based moves to push for change and exert collective power. The forum will be held Saturday, June 26, 2010 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM at the Washington Convention Center, Room 206.
May 13, 2010SPARC ANNOUNCES NEXT DIGITAL REPOSITORIES MEETING FOR NOVEMBER
SPARC, in partnership with SPARC Europe and SPARC Japan/National Institute of Informatics, announces the next installment of the popular SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting will be held November 8 & 9, 2010 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.
April 19, 2010Reminder: Webcast invitation—Open-access funds: Design and implementation on campus
On May 5, 2010, SPARC consultant and author of our new suite of resources on open-access funds, Greg Tananbaum, will join us to explore why institutions are launching open-access funds, what practical and policy issues go into such a decision, how faculty and administration have reacted to these funds, what the results to date have been, and what SPARC is doing to evaluate and track the impact of these funds. Please join us.
March 5, 2010Video now available: Library-press partnerships in action - The new University of California Publishing Services
On Wednesday, February 17, Catherine Mitchell (CDL) and Laura Cerutti (UC Press) joined us to review the progress of the UCPubS program, including the motivations behind their library-press collaboration, the specific services UCPubS provides, their outreach efforts across the campuses, the challenges they’ve encountered so far, and how other presses and libraries can build on this experience.
February 3, 2010(Closed) Webcast invitation: Library-press partnerships in action
Please join us, Wednesday, February 17, when Catherine Mitchell (CDL) and Laura Cerutti (UC Press) will log on to review the progress of the UCPubS program, including the motivations behind their library-press collaboration, the specific services UCPubS provides, their outreach efforts across the campuses, the challenges they’ve encountered so far, and how other presses and libraries can build on this experience.
December 1, 2009SPARC-ACRL forum at ALA to examine open-access monographs
Three ambitious initiatives to deliver free online access to scholarly monographs will be featured at the next installment of the SPARC-ACRL forum, “The ebook transition: Collaborations and innovations behind open-access monographs.” The forum, co-sponsored by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), will be held in conjunction with the Boston meeting of the American Library Association in January.
November 6, 2009(Webcast invitation) New Publishing Models: Developing a common platform for university press e-book distribution
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently awarded four university presses with a grant to support development of a collaborative university press electronic book project. The grant will fund multifaceted research into the feasibility of developing a consortium of university presses to deliver e-books to libraries on a shared platform. Monica McCormick, Program Officer for Digital Scholarly Publishing at New York University, will join us to discuss the project.
October 1, 2009(Closed) Webcast invitation - Administrators and Open Access to research: The view from today (a SPARC pre-OA Week event)
Working with administrators will be a key focus on many campuses during Open Access Week 2009. On October 13th, pioneers in engaging administrators on the topic of research access – and facilitating action – will join us to share their experiences in securing support for Open Access at their institutions.
September 17, 2009(Registration has closed) Webcast invitation - The next level of student engagement: Open Access Week and beyond (Sept. 30)
Tapping into student energy, commitment, and national networks can transform library programs around faculty and campus engagement, including those planned for October. On September 30th, please join us for a Webcast on “The next level of student engagement: Open Access Week and beyond.” Nick Shockey, SPARC’s Student Advocacy Fellow and engineer of the student summit, will discuss new ways to get student attention – including new messages and tools he’s developed, how to connect to the burgeoning student network for Open Access, and how to plug in to the student initiative for Open Access Week.
July 22, 2009Webcast invitation: Engaging faculty and students through the Sparky Awards; Creative partnerships at Penn State
At Penn State University, the 2009 Sparky Awards video contest is the center of a new four-way cross-campus partnership that is taking the conversation on access to information way beyond the library. This year, Penn State will syndicate the Sparky Awards specifically to motivate students to get engaged on issues related to the value of information sharing – including copyright and new media – and has created an unparalleled team of partners to spearhead the effort.
June 15, 2009Innovators to challenge the economic crisis at the SPARC-ACRL forum
Library and publishing innovators will offer concrete data and strategies for “Rough waters: Navigating hard times in the scholarly communication marketplace,” at the next SPARC-ACRL forum. The forum, to be held at the Chicago meeting of the American Library Association in July, is co-sponsored by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).
June 11, 2009Webcast invitation – The home-field advantage: A report on OADay events at Duke (June 25)
A commentator frequently featured by the Financial Times
, Dr. James Boyle is a law professor who is increasingly well known for his articulate and poignant arguments in support of wider access to research. Josh Sommer is a student, patient, and co-founder of the Chordoma Foundation, challenging the likes of Dr. Boyle for their celebrity as he too gains renown as an impassioned and convincing advocate for Open Access to research. Duke University is fortunate to name both of these compelling individuals citizens on campus – and library staff were quick to use this home-field advantage when they made plans for Open Access Day in 2008.
May 5, 2009SPARC and ACRL announce Chicago ALA forum will focus on the economy
The next SPARC-ACRL forum on emerging issues in scholarly communication, to be held at the Chicago meeting of the American Library Association in July, will explore “Rough waters: Navigating hard times in the scholarly communication marketplace.”
March 5, 2009Open Access Week declared for 2009
To accommodate widespread global interest in the movement toward Open Access to scholarly research results, October 19 – 23, 2009 will mark the first international Open Access Week. The now-annual event, expanded from one day to a full week, presents an opportunity to broaden awareness and understanding of Open Access to research, including access policies from all types of research funders, within the international higher education community and the general public.
February 23, 2009SPARC releases videos on digital repository development, Announces 2010 meeting
Experts and advocates examine the state of the art in digital repositories in a new series of videos now freely available online from SPARC. Also, by popular demand, SPARC has announced it will host the third SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting on November 8 & 9, 2010, in Baltimore, Maryland.
January 21, 2009DSpace Foundation, Fedora Commons, Sun Microsystems and SPARC Present All About Repositories Webinar Series
Got a repository? Would you like to understand more about what repositories are and how they operate? This spring DSpace Foundation, Fedora Commons, Sun Microsystems and SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition) will offer a free About Repositories Webinar Series to provide professional learning opportunities for repository managers, developers, curators and decision makers. The seminar series will kick off on Feb. 18 at 9:00 a.m. PT with DSpace and Fedora: A Collaboration Update presented by Michele Kimpton, Executive Director, DSpace Foundation, and Sandy Payette, Executive Director Fedora Commons.
December 18, 2008Services, marketing and creativity are key to digital repository success
Resources and presentations from recent SPARC repositories meeting now online