SPARC enews archives are online athttp://www.arl.org/sparc/publications/enews
1. SPARC News
Materials, podcasts, and online discussion from the SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting will be online this week.
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Here are three things SPARC member libraries focused on in 2008:
- Ensuring public access to publicly funded research
- Raising libraries' profile in campus policy
- Expanding the coalition for Open Access to research
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2. Partner News
Please see the SPARC Web site for a complete list of news from SPARC partners.
- Digital Repository Federation (Japan) and DRIVER sign Memorandum of Agreement
- BioMed Central Launches the Italian Journal of Pediatrics
- Bioline's new funding model
- New issue of the eIFL newsletter
Vote now to make Public Access to research a priority for the Obama administration
3. Industry Roundup
Please see the Open Access News Blog for more on these and other industry developments from the past month.
4. SPARC Resources for Authors
- New: NIH PubMed Central submission methods videos
More SPARC Resources for Authors.
5. SPARC Resources for Publishers
- Coming soon: SPARC'S University-based Publishing Partnerships: A Guide to Critical Issues
More SPARC Resources for Publishers.
6. SPARC Resources for Students
Read the transcript of Lawrence Lessig's keynote at the Students for Free Culture Conference (Berkeley, October 11-12, 2008).
Read more on the SPARC-sponsored, Baker-authored Open Students Blog.
7. Upcoming events
The SPARC-ACRL Forum on Open Educational Resources will be held from 4:00 - 5:30 PM on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Centennial D. The ACRL Scholarly Communications Discussion Group will also host an open conversation about issues that surface at the Forum from 4:00 - 5:30 PM on Sunday, January 25 in room 403 of the Colorado Convention Center.
These and other important events can be found on the SPARC Activities Calendar.
8. Articles of Interest
- Other Voices: Proposal to impose fees on research articles should be rejected, The Ann Arbor News, December 08, 2008
- Stuck-in-the-Past Va. Physics Texts Getting Online Jolt, The Washington Post, November 30, 2008.
- At SPARC Digital Repository Meeting, Shulenberger Calls Out AAUP, ACS, Library Journal, November 20, 2008.
- SPARC Digital Repository Meeting Kicks Off Discussion of a "Disruptive" Future that Remains Largely Untapped, Library Journal. November 18, 2008.
- Peter Suber's Predictions for 2009, The SPARC Open Access Newsletter, December 2, 2008
- Hindawi - Where Open Access Is Simply Good Business, InfoToday blog, December 2, 2008.
- In Boost for NIH Policy, Major Autism Research Organization Mandates Public Access. Library Journal, Academic Newswire, November 13, 2008
- A new beginning for open access publishing? Information World Review, December 3, 2008.
- A Guide for the Perplexed: Libraries and the Google Library Project Settlement. ARL, November 13, 2008
- One for All? As Google Deal Is Evaluated, Critics Question Single Library Terminal, Library Journal Academic Newswire, November 11, 2008
- For Advice on Publishing in the Digital World, Scholars Turn to Campus Libraries, Chronicle of Higher Education, November 21, 2008.
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.