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.
3. Industry Roundup
For the latest industry news, please consult the monthly SPARC Open Access Newsletter, by Peter Suber. This month's edition features:
- Discovery, rediscovery, and open access. Part 1.
- Important developments in Open Data
- New books, studies, software, awards, and more
4. Resources for Authors
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
SPARC is developing a guide for library-based publishing programs. The guide will cover program mission and rationale, scope, policies, funding models, technical platform options, and other practical issues. If there are specific issues or resources that you would like to see covered, please contact Raym Crow at email@example.com
CONTACT: Raym Crow, SPARC Senior Consultant (crow [at] arl [dot] org)
6. SPARC Resources for Students
The Right to Research Coalition
hosted its 2nd Annual Student Summit this month on August 7th. Student leaders from across the country came to Washington, DC to discuss the progress the Coalition has made over the past year and chart its course moving forward. Topics discussed included the Coalition's new website, Open Access Week 2010, international expansion, and expansion into Open Educational Resources. The summit was a great success and will provide significant momentum for the Coalition as it enters its second year.
CONTACT: Nick Shockey, SPARC Director of Student Advocacy (nick [at] arl [dot] org)
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
8. Articles of Interest
- Jocelyn Kaiser, Free Access to U.S. Research Papers Could Yield $1 Billion in Benefits, Science Insider, August 6, 2010.
- Mike Masnick, The Intellectually Dishonest Claims Of Those Fighting Against Open Access To Federally Funded Research, Techdirt, August 6, 2010.
- House Hears New Open Access Fight, GenomeWeb Daily News, August 6, 2010. Free registration required for access.
- Jennifer Howard, Lawmakers Hear Arguments for and Against Open Access to Research, The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 30, 2010.
- Aliya Sternstein, Publisher argues free access to research violates administration's transparency initiative, Nextgov, July 30, 2010.
- Open Access to Information, UNESCO, July 23, 2010.