News Archives - 2009

December 01, 2009

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.

December 01, 2009

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 20, 2009

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, to be administered by NYU Press on behalf of collaborating presses at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and Rutgers University, will fund multifaceted research into the feasibility of developing a consortium of university presses to deliver e-books to libraries on a shared platform. The initiative will be run by and for scholarly publishers, with a primary focus on the needs of university presses and their library customers.

November 12, 2009

On November 20, Monica McCormick, Program Officer for Digital Scholarly Publishing at New York University, will join us to discuss how university presses are thinking about the transition to digital book publishing, the goals of this project and the history behind the grant award, the scope of the initiative, what collaborators will contribute, and how the survey for library customer input is coming together.

November 12, 2009

Three new sponsors have thrown their support behind the 2009 Sparky Awards, reinforcing the importance of new media and student voices in the global discussion on access to research, and adding momentum to the contest in its final weeks: the New Media Consortium, the Center for Social Media, and the Open Video Alliance. Students have until December 6, 2009 to submit their entries.

November 12, 2009

Three new sponsors have thrown their support behind the 2009 Sparky Awards, reinforcing the importance of new media and student voices in the global discussion on access to research, and adding momentum to the contest in its final weeks: the New Media Consortium, the Center for Social Media, and the Open Video Alliance. Students have until December 6, 2009 to submit their entries.

October 29, 2009

The first International Open Access Week (October 19 – 23) may have just come to a close, but the broad spectrum of initiatives that it showcased ensures that Open Access to research will play a central role in advancing the conduct of research and scholarship for years to come. Events took place on more than 300 higher education, research, and other sites worldwide, illustrating the dramatic growth of the global network that has emerged in support of Open Access.

October 29, 2009

The first International Open Access Week (October 19 – 23) may have just come to a close, but the broad spectrum of initiatives that it showcased ensures that Open Access to research will play a central role in advancing the conduct of research and scholarship for years to come. Events took place on more than 300 higher education, research, and other sites worldwide, illustrating the dramatic growth of the global network that has emerged in support of Open Access.

October 19, 2009

Today marks the beginning of the first-ever international awareness week for Open Access to research, October 19 – 23, 2009. Hundreds of leading academic and research sites in over 30 countries will mark the week in unique ways, and express their support for the advancement of knowledge through free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research.

October 19, 2009

Today marks the beginning of the first-ever international awareness week for Open Access to research, October 19 – 23, 2009. Hundreds of leading academic and research sites in over 30 countries will mark the week in unique ways, and express their support for the advancement of knowledge through free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research.

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