SPARC enews/May 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.
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":
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.


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)
6. SPARC Resources for Students 
On Tuesday April 25th, the Right to Research Coalition will host a Day of Action to push the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA) by encouraging students to write pro-FRPAA articles for their local and campus newspapers and to lobby their legislators to support and co-sponsor the bill. See the Right to Research website for the full Day of Action announcement and our guide to writing op-eds and letters to the editor, including talking points.
The Right to Research Coalition also welcomes the European Students' Forum (AEGEE: Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe) as its 52nd member.  AEGEE, Europe's largest interdisciplinary student association, promotes co-operation, communication and integration amongst young people in Europe.
CONTACT: Nick Shockey, SPARC Director of Student Advocacy (nick [at] arl [dot] org)
7. Upcoming events

June 23, 2012
ALA Annual Conference - Anaheim, CA

8.  Articles of Interest