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1. SPARC News and The Alliance For Taxpayer Access
2. Partner News
Please see the SPARC Web site for a complete list of news from SPARC partners.
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3. Industry Roundup
4. Resources for Authors
- SPARC calls on campuses to coordinate open-access policy efforts
The University of Kansas became the first public university in the U.S. to adopt a policy to ensure free and open access to the results of the institution’s research outputs. As a growing number of colleges and universities embark on the path toward an institutional open-access policy, SPARC invites libraries to take advantage of a new Web resource built to leverage experience gained in establishing such policies to date.
5. Resources for Publishers
SPARC is developing an overview of open access monograph publishing initiatives. The review will provide descriptions of current initiatives, focusing on the business models used to sustain the projects, and with detailed case studies of selected initiatives.Anyone interested in more information should contact Raym Crow, firstname.lastname@example.org
More SPARC guides, tools, and links for publishers are available on the SPARC Web site.
6. SPARC Resources for Students
This month the Right to Research Coalition welcomed the Canadian Federation of Students as its newest member. The addition of CFS marks the coalition's expansion to include the premiere student organizations of both the United States and Canada, a crucial step in making the student movement for Open Access truly international. For more information, check out http://www.righttoresearch.org.
Read more on the SPARC-sponsored, Baker-authored Open Students Blog.
7. Upcoming events
SAVE THE DATES:
SPARC-ACRL forum @ ALA
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Boston, MA, USA
SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2010
November 8 - 9, 2010
Baltimore, MD, USA
These and other important events can be found on the SPARC Activities Calendar.
8. Articles of Interest
- Stephen Pinfield, Paying for open access? Institutional funding streams and OA publication charges, Learned Publishing, January 2010.
- David G. Rand, Thomas Pfeiffer, Systematic Differences in Impact across Publication Tracks at PNAS, PLoS One, December 2009.
- Richard Poynder, Open Access: Who pays? How much?, Open and Shut?, November 26, 2009.
- Committee on Ensuring the Utility and Integrity of Research Data in a Digital Age; National Academy of Sciences, Ensuring the Integrity, Accessibility, and Stewardship of Research Data in the Digital Age, The National Academies Press, 2009.
- Heather Joseph, Nobel Prize-winning scientists support online access to federally funded research results to spur innovation, The Hill, November 2009.
- Samson C. Soong, Measuring Citation Advantages of Open Accessibility, D-Lib Magazine, November/December 2009.
- Anandi Malik, Penn Libraries to host own version of the 'Sparky Awards', The Daily Pennsylvanian, December 2, 2009.
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- 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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