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Please see the SPARC Web site for a complete list of news from SPARC partners.
For the latest industry news, please consult the monthly SPARC Open Access Newsletter, by Peter Suber. This month's edition features:
Know Your Copy Rights - What you CAN do
Among the topics covered in the brochure are: fair use, the advantage of linking to instead of copying works, and special provisions for displaying or performing works in classes.
READ more More SPARC Resources for Authors.
For a resource guide to campus-based publishing, SPARC seeks sample planning and policy documents from existing publishing initiatives. Documents sought include business plans, publishing prospectuses, charters and governance documents, memoranda of understanding for publishers or partnerships, author agreements and instructions, editorial and peer review policies, licensing and copyright policies, metadata standards, technical specifications, etc. Please contact Raym Crow (crow [at] arl [dot] org) with any suggestions or questions.
Raym Crow participated in advisory group meetings for Project Euclid, arXiv, and Purdue University Press.
CONTACT: Raym Crow, SPARC Senior Consultant (crow [at] arl [dot] org)
The Right to Research Coalition has just launched a new Access Around the World blog series, where student guest contributors from all over the globe will document how access barriers to research affect them. Read the first post from Sohaib Zahid, a medical student in Pakistan, who describes the impact access barriers have on medical education there and calls Open Access "absolutely essential for medical students."
CONTACT: Nick Shockey, SPARC Director of Student Advocacy (nick [at] arl [dot] org)
SAVE THE DATES:
January 8, 2011
San Diego, CA, USA
4th Annual SPARKY Award Deadline
May 26, 2011