1. SPARC News
2. Partner News
Please see the SPARC Web site for a complete list of news from SPARC partners.
- PLoS ONE featured in The Scientist
- BioOne News 3:1 (January 2009)
3. Industry Roundup
Please see the Open Access News Blog for more on these and other industry developments from the past month.
4. Resources for Authors
More SPARC Resources for Authors.
5. Resources for Publishers
More SPARC guides, tools, and links for publishers are available on the SPARC Web site.
6. SPARC Resources for Students
Read more on the SPARC-sponsored, Baker-authored Open Students Blog.
7. Upcoming events
SAVE THE DATES:
Open Access Week 2009
October 19 - 23, 2009
SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2010
November 8 - 9, 2010
Baltimore, MD, USA
DSpace Foundation, Fedora Commons, Sun Microsystems and SPARC Present All About Repositories Webinar Series
"Open Access and Libraries," March 17, 2009, at Columbia University Heather Joseph, "SPARC and Electronic Serial Publications--Open Access and Not-so-Open Access to the Serial Literature Vital to Research in the Scholarly Community"
These and other important events can be found on the SPARC Activities Calendar.
8. Articles of Interest
- Heather Joseph Q & A: An Open Access Advocate Discusses Why She Feels Overturning the NIH Policy Would be a Big Mistake,
The Scientist, February 9, 2009.
- Federal Players: The NIH's David Lipman.From the Partnership for Public Service. The Washington Post, February 9, 2009.
- Bill Against NIH Open-Access Policy Back in House,by Matt Jones. GenomeWeb Daily News, February 5, 2009.
- New Wrinkles as Bill Banning NIH-Like Public Access Resurfaces,
by Andrew Albanese. The Library Journal, February 5, 2009.
- The Publisher's Pushback against NIH's Public Access and Scholarly Publishing Sustainability, by John Willinsky. Published in PLoS Biology, January 27, 2009
- Obama's team must fight 'cultural agoraphobia', by James Boyle. Financial Times, December 17, 2008.
- Physicists Set Plan in Motion to Change Publishing System, by Jeffrey Young. Chronicle of Higher Education, January 30, 2009.
- I'm Battling Cancer. How About Some Help, Congress? Letter from Patrick Swayze as published in The Washington Post, February 8, 2009.
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