SPARC enews/May 2008, featuring the Berkeley Open Access fund
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It's one thing to say you support open-access publishing. It's another to provide authors with a pot of money to actually pay for it. That's what's happening at the University of California Berkeley. In January, the university launched the Berkeley Research Impact Initiative, a pilot program co-sponsored by the University Librarian and the Vice Chancellor for Research to cover publication charges for open-access journals...
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 & Media:
Winners of the 2007 Sparky Awards - student video-shorts on the value of information sharing
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
Also see: Harold Varmus on Implementation of the NIH Public Access Policy (A PLoS Biology editorial)
5. SPARC Resources for Publishers
6. SPARC Resources for Students
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
The SPARC-ACRL Forum in Anaheim, CA
SAVE THE DATE:
May 15, 2008
May 26, 2008
June 9-10, 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.