SPARC enews archives are online at http://www.arl.org/sparc/publications/enews
1. News from SPARC and the Alliance for Taxpayer Access
2. SPARC Partner News
Please see the SPARC Web site for a complete list of news from SPARC partners.
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3. Industry Roundup
For the latest industry news, please consult the monthly SPARC Open Access Newsletter, by Peter Suber. This month's edition features:
- Open-access policies at Duke, University of Lincoln, and Oregon State
- New open-access journals and repositories
- Important developments in Open Data
- New books, studies, software, awards, and more
4. Resources for Authors
Research is more valuable when it's shared
Sharing enables new research to build on earlier findings. It not only fuels the further advancement of knowledge, it brings scientists and scholars the recognition that advances their careers. In the digital world, the ways we share and use scholarly material are expanding — rapidly, fundamentally, irreversibly.
Online archives of universities, colleges, funding agencies, and other institutions — known as “repositories” — are key components of the emerging digital research infrastructure and can help ensure the widest possible sharing of your works. These repositories collect, preserve, and provide free, unrestricted online access to all types of institutional research outputs — seamlessly linking data, knowledge, and scholars.
5. Resources for Publishers
On Wednesday, February 17, Catherine Mitchell (CDL) and Laura Cerutti (UC Press) joined us to review the progress of the UCPubS program, including the motivations behind their library-press collaboration, the specific services UCPubS provides, their outreach efforts across the campuses, the challenges they’ve encountered so far, and how other presses and libraries can build on this experience.
CONTACT: Raym Crow, SPARC Senior Consultant (crow [at] arl [dot] org)
More SPARC guides, tools, and links for publishers are available on the SPARC Web site.
6. SPARC Resources for Students
The Right to Research Coalition welcomes the Oklahoma State University Graduate and Professional Student Government Association as its 22nd member. In addition, the Coalition congratulates the Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia on passing a resolution supporting the ideals of Open Access. To read the Right to Research Coalition's official response, click here
CONTACT: Nick Shockey, SPARC Director of Student Advocacy (nick [at] arl [dot] org)
Read more on the SPARC-sponsored, Baker-authored Open Students Blog.
7. Upcoming events
SAVE THE DATES:
Open Access Week
October 18 - 24, 2010
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
- Amy Dockser Marcus, My Data, Your Data, Our Data, The Wall Street Journal, April 13, 2010.
- Chelsea Wald, Scientists embrace openness, Science, April 9, 2010.
- Declan Butler, US seeks to make science free for all, Nature News, April 7, 2010.
- Mike Rossner, Updating realistic access, The Journal of Cell Biology, April 7, 2010.
- Barbara Fister, Trumping ownership with open access: a manifesto, Library Journal, April 1, 2010.
- Donald W. King, An Approach to Open Access Author Payment, D-Lib Magazine, March/April 2010.
- Lori A. Goetsch, Frame of Reference: Open Access Starts with You, Change Magazine, March/April 2010.
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- Ensuring public access to publicly funded research
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