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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
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
SPARC Guide and Online Community Aid Library-University Press Collaboration
SPARC has released Campus-based Publishing Partnerships: A guide to critical issues, by Raym Crow. The guide is the core of a Web site, the Campus-based Publishing Resource Center, designed by a panel of advisors from the library and university press communities to support successful publishing partnerships.
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
- Pete Rosenbery, Student’s video wins library’s ‘SPARKY Award’, The Saluki Times, February 2, 2010.
- University of Pennsylvania Libraries, 2009 Sparky Awards at Penn Celebrate Information Sharing, January 27, 2010.
- Christy Manthis, Carlson elected to leadership role with coalition, The Saluki Times, January 29, 2010.
- Josh Hadro, At SPARC-ACRL forum, reality check on open access monographs, Library Journal, January 21, 2010.
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Here are three things SPARC member libraries focused on in 2008:
- Ensuring public access to publicly funded research
- Raising libraries' profile in campus policy
- Expanding the coalition for Open Access to research
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