News Archives - 2007

June 25, 2007

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Shared E-Resource Understanding (SERU) Working Group has made available a new 0.9 draft of SERU on the NISO Web site. This latest version of the Shared Electronic Resource Understanding presents a set of statements publishers and libraries can choose to use for sales of electronic content.

June 21, 2007

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) today announced the first SPARC Discovery Awards, a contest that will recognize the best new short videos illustrating the importance of sharing information and ideas.

June 05, 2007

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has recognized Ted Bergstrom and Carl Bergstrom as the new SPARC Innovators. The father-son team advances the open sharing of scholarly information through original research and the creation of innovative tools that are used widely by the academic community to assess the value of research.

May 17, 2007

Today, Science Commons and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) announce the release of new online tools to help authors exercise choice in retaining critical rights in their scholarly articles, including the rights to reuse their scholarly articles and to post them in online repositories.

May 13, 2007
By:
The Southern Illinoisan
Southern Illinois University Carbondale spends about $450,000 each year on books for the library - but that's pennies compared to money spent on academic journals and serials. About 90 percent of the library's $5 million materials budget goes toward purchasing scholarly journals and magazines - a tremendous chunk of change until one stops to consider the scholarly journal needs of every university department.
May 07, 2007

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and ACRL (the Association of College and Research Libraries) today announced that the topic of the upcoming SPARC-ACRL Forum on emerging issues in scholarly communication, to be held during the ALA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, will be “Course check: A conversation with three open access publishers about the challenges of sustainability.”

April 25, 2007
The SHERPA partnership is the recipient of the Second SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications. The decision to present the Award to SHERPA was made in recognition of their advocacy for the adoption of institutional repositories and their development of a suite of tools in support of Open Access, including OpenDOAR, JULIET, and RoMEO.
April 19, 2007

ACRL and ARL, through the Institute on Scholarly Communication, along with SPARC, are sponsoring a special joint Webcast on author rights. Julia Blixrud, assistant director for public programs of SPARC, and Trisha Davis, rights management coordinator of The Ohio State University Libraries, will discuss ways authors can amend publisher copyright transfer agreements to keep key rights to journal articles.

March 09, 2007
By:
SPARC
The drive for free public access to publicly funded research is in high gear in the U.S., Canada, and around the globe. For scientists and scholars, it promises not just to change the norms for how research is shared, but also to open new avenues for how it is conducted. The implications for academic and research libraries are no less profound, as the possibility of new and expanded roles in the research process emerge. The popular SPARC-ACRL Forum looks at what the changes mean for libraries.

The drive for free public access to publicly funded research is in high gear in the U.S., Canada, and around the globe. For scientists and scholars, it promises not just to change the norms for how research is shared, but also to open new avenues for how it is conducted. The implications for academic and research libraries are no less profound, as the possibility of new and expanded roles in the research process emerge. The popular SPARC-ACRL Forum looks at what the changes mean for libraries.

March 09, 2007

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has reorganized and redesigned its Web site to better serve the scholarly communications community. The site (http://www.arl.org/sparc) has been refined to facilitate access to the multitude of SPARC resources created for libraries, publishers, authors, and the media.

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