SPARC enews archives are online athttp://www.arl.org/sparc/publications/enews
1. SPARC News
**See below for an update on Open Access Week preparations**
2. Partner News
Please see the SPARC Web site for a complete list of news from SPARC partners.
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
- The SPARC-ACRL Forum on Author Rights
Available via SPARC podcast, this forum offers perspectives on copyright from a librarian, publisher, and an attorney - and is a great introduction to the topic of author rights. Michael Carroll's talk from the attorney perspective, for example, makes clear that "as soon as the author's finished typing, federal law showers down upon the author a set of exclusive rights...the author does not transfer any exclusive rights until the author signs a document."
More SPARC Resources for Authors.
5. Resources for Publishers
- Index of campus-based publishing partnerships - now online
The Scholarly Communication Program, based at Columbia University Libraries/Information Services' Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, now offers an index of campus-based publishing partnerships. The index employs framework and data from "Campus-based publishing partnerships: A guide to critical issues" by Raym Crow, and is part of the Campus-based Publishing Resource Center organized by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).
More SPARC guides, tools, and links for publishers are available on the SPARC Web site.
6. SPARC Resources for Students
- National student organizations call for Open Access to research
A coalition of national and regional college student associations today issued a "Student Statement on the Right to Research," calling on universities, research funders, and researchers to take action in support of Open Access to research. The American Medical Student Association, the Student PIRGs, Students for Free Culture, and Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, as well as the Trinity University Association of Student Representatives and the California Institute of Technology Graduate Student Council have signed the statement.
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
These and other important events can be found on the SPARC Activities Calendar.
UPDATE: Open Access Week 2009 (October 19 - 23)
8. Articles of Interest
- Scott Jaschik, Split Over Open Access. Inside Higher Ed, June 4, 2009
- Peter Suber, Lessons from Maryland. SPARC Open Access Newsletter, June edition.
- Open Access Growing Steadily, But Powerful Gatekeepers Remain, CAUT Bulletin, June 2009
- Karla Hahn, Achieving the Full Potential of Repository Deposit Policies, Research Library Issues No. 263, April 2009. [PDF]
- Kara J. Malenfant, Leading Change in the System of Scholarly Communication: A Case Study of Engaging Liaison Librarians for Outreach to Faculty, forthcoming in College & Research Libraries. [PDF]
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