SPARC enews/August 2008
1. SPARC News
* New Web tools help educators use Sparky video awards in fall courses - Student video contest promotes critical thinking and creative expression
2. Partner News
Please see the SPARC Web site for a complete list of news from SPARC partners.
* SPARC Publisher Partner Evolutionary Ecology Research awarded Eminent Ecologist Award
Available in SPARC Podcasts & Media:
3. Industry Roundup
Please see the Open Access News Blog for more on these and other industry developments from the past month.
* Oxford Journals now deposits NIH-funded articles into PubMed Central
4. SPARC Resources for Authors
* New Create Change interview features Foreign Languages professor Daniel Ferreras
5. SPARC Resources for Publishers
* Publishing Cooperatives: An Alternative for Society Publishers - A SPARC Discussion Paper (Released September 2006) [PDF]
6. SPARC Resources for Students
New from openstudents.org:
* Fair game: a grad student's adventures in fair use and copyright, by Chris Boulton, including this very cool video
Read more on the SPARC-sponsored, Baker-authored Open Students Blog.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2008 SPARKY AWARDS - Competition showcases student productions, offers instructors a fun and thought-provoking class assignment
7. Upcoming events
SAVE THE DATE:
The SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2008
These and other important events can be found on the SPARC Activities Calendar.
8. Articles of Interest
Guidance for researchers on the NIH Public Access Policy [PDF] An article by Norka Ruis Bravo, in the July newsletter of the American Society for Cell Biology
Gratis and libre Open Access, from the SPARC Open Access Newsletter, August edition. By Peter Suber
Should Publishers Have a Role--and an Interest--in Facilitating NIH Compliance? Library Journal Academic Newswire, July 24
PubMed Central Submissions Jump Sharply Under New NIH Policy, Library Journal Academic Newswire, July 24
Open or Shut? The Question of Open Access [PDF] An article by Aaron Welborn, in WUSTL's spring 2008 Off the Shelf.
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