News Archives - 2008

December 18, 2008

Thought leaders and practitioners from higher education and beyond called on participants at the SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting in Baltimore on November 17-18 to continue their digital repository development efforts and offered strategies for building on experience gained to date.

December 15, 2008

Four pioneers from the Open Educational Resources community will offer their insights into “The transformative potential of Open Educational Resources (OER)” at the next SPARC-ACRL Forum, to be held during the 2009 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Denver, CO.

December 12, 2008

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) encourage librarians from institutions of all sizes to learn what they can do to support the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) effort to facilitate open access publishing.

December 01, 2008

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) have announced that the SPARC-ACRL Forum at the 2009 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Colorado, will examine “The transformative potential of Open Educational Resources.”

November 04, 2008

As we prepare to send your dues notices for the coming year, I want to take the time to say thank you to each of you individually – and to your organizations, as well – for helping to make this very busy year a remarkable one for our community as we work together to create a more open system for scholarly communication.

October 28, 2008

At the upcoming SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting, branding strategist Nicole Colovos will lead a module dedicated to addressing one of the most compelling questions of digital repository management: How do we grow our content? The SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2008 will be held November 17-18 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, USA.

October 16, 2008

Diatomscapes, personal repositories, depositor reluctance, Amazon.com, and theses are a few of the themes repository champions will introduce at the SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2008 Innovation Fair. Twenty presenters from four countries will voice the creative and innovative tactics used to cement local support and bolster repository growth to more than 1,100 sites worldwide. The SPARC meeting will be held November 17 and 18th at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, USA.

October 14, 2008

A new video series presents six unique perspectives on the importance of Open Access to research across the higher education community and beyond. SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the Public Library of Science (PLoS), the organizers of the first Open Access Day with Students for FreeCulture, today released the series of one-minute videos capturing why teachers, patient advocates, librarians, students, research funders, and physician scientists are committed to Open Access.

October 04, 2008

Campuses and organizations who wish to participate in the online events scheduled for October 14, 2008 are reminded to register athttp://openaccessday.org/contact/ no later than Friday, October 3. Details to access the broadcasts will be sent only to registered participants and registration is limited to 100 for each event.

October 02, 2008

Campus MovieFest, the world’s largest student film festival, is a new sponsor of the 2008 Sparky Awards, a contest that recognizes the best new short videos on the value of sharing information. The competition promotes discussion of free and open access to information by inviting students to consider the issues and creatively express their views. The 2008 contest theme is “MindMashup: The Value of Information Sharing.”

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