1. News from SPARC and the Alliance for Taxpayer Access
2. SPARC Partner News
3. Highlights from the Open Access movement
4. Authors & Researchers
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.
5. Resources for Publishers
Raym Crow is developing a report on the collective provision of open-access infrastructure resources as part of a project sponsored by Knowledge Exchange. Anyone with questions regarding the project should contact Raym Crow at email@example.com
CONTACT: Raym Crow, SPARC Senior Consultant (crow [at] arl [dot] org)
6. SPARC Resources for Students
The Right to Research Coalition
hosted its first-ever General Assembly on July 19-21 in Budapest, Hungary. The meeting convened leaders from student organizations across Europe, the Middle East, and North America to share ideas and successes, build relationships between coalition members, and outline the future of student involvement in Open Access.
Also, the Right to Research Coalition has been formally endorsed by the British Medical Association, which unanimously passed a resolution stating the BMA "welcomes and endorses the Right To Research Coalition’s statement on Open Access to research literature."
CONTACT: Nick Shockey, SPARC Director of Student Advocacy (nick [at] arl [dot] org)
7. Upcoming events
SAVE THE DATES:
Open Access Week
October 22-28, 2012
ALA Midwinter, January 2013
More information coming soon!
8. Articles of Interest
- Michael Geist, “Setting the Stage for the Next Decade of Open Access”, The Star, September 16, 2012.
- MarketWatch, “Scientists, Foundations, Universities and Advocates Unite and Issue New Recommendations to Make Research Freely Available to All Online”, The Wall Street Journal, September 12, 2012.
- “California Passes Nation’s First Open Source Textbook Legislation”, SacObserver.com, September 3, 2012.
- Jennifer Howard, “Push for Open Access to Publicly Funded Research”, The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 13, 2012.