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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
Please see the Open Access News Blog and Connotea feed for more on these and other industry developments from the past month.
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.
More SPARC Resources for Authors.
5. Resources for Publishers
“How do we pay for Open Access?” is a key question faced by publishers, authors, and libraries as awareness and interest in free, immediate, online access to scholarly research increases. SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) examines the issue of sustainability for current and prospective open-access publishers in a timely new guide, “Income models for Open Access: An overview of current practice,” by Raym Crow.
More SPARC guides, tools, and links for publishers are available on the SPARC Web site.
6. SPARC Resources for Students
The student-led Right to Research Coalition has welcomed four new members over the past month. The new additions include the Library and Information Science Student Association of Simmons College, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Student Government Association, the Dartmouth College Graduate Student Council, and the Oberlin College Student Senate.
Read more on the SPARC-sponsored, Baker-authored Open Students Blog.
7. Upcoming events
SAVE THE DATES:
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
- Peter Suber, Times Higher Ed. feature on OA; editorial calls for mandates, Open Access News, November 12, 2009.
- David Shulenburger, University Public-Access Mandates Are Good for Science, PLoS Biology, November 2009.
- Barbara Fister, If It's Broke, Fix It, Library Journal, November 5, 2009.
- Scott Jaschik, Survival -- Through Open Access, Inside Higher Ed, November 5, 2009.
- Open access University, MNDaily.com, October 27, 2009.
- Barbara Fister, The Accessibility Paradox, Library Journal, October 29, 2009.
- Kyle Turner, Hodges Library extends hours with spring football proceeds, The Daily Beacon, October 29, 2009.
- Barbara Fister, A Long and Winding Road for Open Access: Are We There Yet?, Library Journal, October 22, 2009.
- Nancy F. Stimson, National Institutes of Health public access policy assistance: one library's approach, Journal of the Medical Library Association, October 2009.
- Josh Fischman, Atmospheric Research for All -- Sort Of, The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 20, 2009.
Zoe Corbyn & Matthew Reisz, Learning to Share
, Times Higher Education, November 12, 2009.
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