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1. SPARC News
2. Partner News
Please see the SPARC Web site for a complete list of news from SPARC partners.
- The January/February 2009 issue of the eIFL newsletter is now available
- The Public Knowledge Project has launched a OA collection of presentations and course material
- PLoS ONE featured in the Scientist
- Rapidly growing usage at Bioline's OA journals
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 Resources for Publishers.
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
"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
- University of California Libraries, Springer Strike Open Access Deal, Library Journal, January 22, 2009
- IP From Publicly Funded Research Should Benefit The Public, Experts Say, Intellectual Property Watch, January 16, 2009.
- Educause Review. January/February 2009 - including a special section on open textbooks
- Baltimore SPARC IR and SUN PASIG Meetings, DLib, January/February 2009
- Free (or Fee) to All?, Library Journal, December 23, 2008
- Peter Suber's Highlights in Open Access 2008, The SPARC Open Access Newsletter, January 2, 2009
- The Top Eight Science Policy News Stories of 2008, Science Progress, December 22, 2008
- The University of Europe: accessible to all, The Guardian, January 16, 2009
- Stuck-in-the-Past Va. Physics Texts Getting Online Jolt, The Washington Post, November 30, 2008
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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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