News Archives - 2005

October 24, 2005

SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has launched the new “SPARC-OpenData” e-mail discussion list, which will explore issues of access to digital data associated with peer-reviewed science, technical and medical (STM) research.

October 06, 2005
Emma Marris (Nature)
The friction that arises when a scientific society aims both to serve its members and stay commercially competitive is generating heat within the American Chemical Society. Emma Marris takes the society's temperature.
October 03, 2005
Barbara Quint (Information Today)
Some would say it had to happen. And it has. Google has been charged with violating copyright in its massive digitization program, Google Print for Libraries.
September 01, 2005

SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) today released Sponsorships for Nonprofit Scholarly & Scientific Journals: A Guide to Defining & Negotiating Successful Sponsorships [PDF]. This new, freely available guide helps nonprofit publishers evaluate the viability of implementing a corporate sponsorship program and describes ways to develop a sponsorship program as a component of the journal’s income stream.

May 20, 2005
Aliya Sternstein (Federal Computer Week)
May 18, 2005

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the University of Michigan Library’s Scholarly Publishing Office (SPO) have teamed up to launch the Publisher Assistance Program, which provides business planning and digital publishing services to facilitate open-access publishing in the social sciences and humanities. The program, which integrates the complementary expertise of SPARC and SPO, provides a comprehensive solution for scholarly communities in search of a cost-effective way to reach potential readers.

April 21, 2005

Rick Johnson, the founding Executive Director of SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), has announced his decision to resign. Heather Joseph has been named to succeed him. Joseph is the founding President and Chief Operating Officer of BioOne, an innovative aggregation of high-impact bioscience research journals. The change in SPARC leadership is effective July 1, 2005.

January 10, 2005

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) today announced that the E-print Network, a free service of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), has been chosen as a SPARC “Scientific Communities” partner. The selection recognizes the contribution of the E-print Network to expanded availability and use of open-access scientific and technical research on the Internet.

January 07, 2005
Lila Guterman (The Chronicle of Higher Education)