SPARC enews/September 2009
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
4. Resources for Authors
Last month, 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
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).
6. SPARC Resources for Students
Earlier this month, an updated version of the student section of the SPARC website went live. The new webpage highlights a shift in SPARC's student outreach strategy to target a broader student audience and engage those students who may be unfamiliar with Open Access. The site was developed with input from many of the signatories of the Student Statement on the Right to Research and has already proven useful in recruiting new student groups.
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
You can help create a more equitable system for scholarly communication. Join SPARC!
Here are three things SPARC member libraries focused on in 2008: