1. SPARC News
The SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting begins MONDAY
Librarians, researchers, funders, administrators, government officials, publishers, and technologists from around the world will come together this Monday and Tuesday and share their experiences and best practices in building and supporting institutional and disciplinary digital repositories.
On-site registrations are welcome. Watch the conference Web site at http://www.arl.org/sparc/ir08 for podcasts, videos, and online discussions after the event.
More SPARC news:
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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
- Read how...
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2. Partner News
Please see the SPARC Web site for a complete list of news from SPARC partners.
- Interview with a PLoS ONE Academic Editor
- New OA journal of genomic medicine from BMC
- OSA launches repository for article-related datasets
- BioMed Central acquired by Springer Science+Business Media
- OJS now used by 2000 journals
Newly Available in SPARC Podcasts & Media:
The Voices of Open Access Video Series
"Voices of Open Access" -- a series of one-minute videos -- captures why teachers, librarians, students, research funders, scientists and others are committed to Open Access.
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
- Sure, you'd rather focus on science than on debates about open access. But the decisions made today about publishing models are relevant not only to your work, but also to the future of biomedical research. So pay attention.
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 more on the SPARC-sponsored, Baker-authored Open Students Blog.
7. Upcoming events
SAVE THE DATE:
The SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2008
November 17 and 18, 2008, Baltimore, MD
November 20, 2008
National Communications Association meeting
These and other important events can be found on the SPARC Activities Calendar.
8. Articles of Interest
- "Sure, you'd rather focus on science than on debates about open access. But the decisions made today about publishing models are relevant not only to your work, but also to the future of biomedical research. So pay attention." The November issue of Genome Technology focuses entirely on Open Access.
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.