enews April 2008 (for February & March)
1. SPARC News
2. Partner News
Please see the SPARC Web site for a complete list of news from SPARC partners.
Now available in SPARC Podcasts:
Working with the Facebook Generation: Engaging Student Views on Access to Scholarship (The SPARC-ACRL Forum at ALA Midwinter, January 12, 2008)
3. Industry Roundup
Please see the SPARC Web site for a complete listing of relevant industry news and details on these highlights, including selected commentary from Peter Suber.
4. SPARC Resources for Authors
**SHARE YOUR CREATE CHANGE STORIES: SPARC is looking for input on the Create Change Web site. If you've used the site directly or as a tool to engage others on campus, we want to know what you think. Please email Jennifer McLennan (jennifer [at] arl [dot] org) to share your Create Change story.
5. SPARC Resources for Publishers
6. SPARC Resources for Students
Calling all students! Open Students, a new SPARC-sponsored blog for students, is seeking contributors and guest authors. Contributors will write regularly for fellow students about the latest news from the open access movement. Please share this opportunity! For information, email Gavin Baker at gavin [at] openstudents [dot] org
New from openstudents.org:
Read more on the SPARC-sponsored, Baker-authored Open Students Blog.
7. Upcoming events
Bring SPARC's Right to Research campaign to students on your campus! For information on scheduling an event, contact Gavin Baker at gavin [at] arl [dot] org
SAVE THE DATE:
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
May 21-24, 2008
These and other important events can be found on the SPARC Activities Calendar.
8. Articles of Interest
You can help open access to research.
SPARC membership is open to North American and international academic and research institutions that share an interest in creating a more open and diverse marketplace for scholarly communication. Visit the SPARC Web site to learn how.