SPARC enews/June 2012

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1. News from SPARC and the Alliance for Taxpayer Access
 
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2. SPARC Partner News
Please see the SPARC Web site for a complete list of news from SPARC partners.
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3.   Highlights from the Open Access movement
 
All recent OA-related developments tagged by participants in the OA Tracking Project (OATP):
The subset of recent OA-related developments tagged by Peter Suber as "roundup-worthy":
 
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4. Authors & Researchers
 

Research is more valuable when it's shared

Sharing enables new research to build on earlier findings. It not only fuels the further advancement of knowledge, it brings scientists and scholars the recognition that advances their careers. In the digital world, the ways we share and use scholarly material are expanding — rapidly, fundamentally, irreversibly.

READ more More SPARC Resources for Authors.

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5. Resources for Publishers
Developing a sound business model is a critical concern of publishers considering open access distribution. Selecting the model appropriate to a particular journal will depend not only on the expense hurdle that must be cleared, but also on the publisher’s mission objectives, size, business management resources, risk tolerance, tax status, and institutional or corporate affiliation.
 
 
CONTACT: Raym Crow, SPARC Senior Consultant (crow [at] arl [dot] org)
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6. SPARC Resources for Students 
 
The Presidents of two Right to Research Coalition members, Matt Cooper of the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students and Elizabeth Wiley of the American Medical Student Association, published an op-ed in the Washington Post calling on President Obama to take decisive action in unlocking publicly funded research.
 
The Right to Research Coalition has also recently welcomed a number of new members, including the European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management (ESTIEM) and the Federation of African Medical Students' Associations (FAMSA).
 
CONTACT: Nick Shockey, SPARC Director of Student Advocacy (nick [at] arl [dot] org)
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7. Upcoming events
  
SAVE THE DATES:

ACRL/SPARC Forum
June 23, 2012
4-5:30pm
Grand Ballroom South - The Disneyland Hotel 
ALA Annual Conference - Anaheim, CA

Open Access Week
October 22-28, 2012
http://www.openaccessweek.org/ 

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8.  Articles of Interest