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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
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
SPARC is developing an overview of open access monograph publishing initiatives. The review will provide descriptions of current initiatives, focusing on the business models used to sustain the projects, and with detailed case studies of selected initiatives.Anyone interested in more information should contact Raym Crow, firstname.lastname@example.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 has welcomed the Canadian Federation of Students as its newest member. The addition of CFS marks the coalition's expansion to include the premiere student organizations of both the United States and Canada, a crucial step in making the student movement for Open Access truly international. For more information, check out http://www.righttoresearch.org.
Read more on the SPARC-sponsored, Baker-authored Open Students Blog.
7. Upcoming events
SAVE THE DATES:
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
- Josh Hadro, White House Signals Interest in Open Access with Public Call for Comments, Library Journal, December 17, 2009.
- Obama's Open Government Plan Includes Open Access for Research Publications, GenomeWeb News, December 10, 2009.
- Josh Hadro, At SPARC-ACRL Forum, Reality Check on Open Access Monographs, Library Journal, January 21, 2010.
- Jocelyn Kaiser, Panel Calls on U.S. Agencies to Require Free Access to Research Papers, Science Insider, January 13, 2010.
- Barbara Fister, Barbara Fister thinks back on a year of hashtag-worthy highlights, Library Journal, January 8, 2010
- Josh Hadro, Obama administration potentially a strong voice in open access debate, Library Journal, December 17, 2009.
- John Timmer, US government looks to expand scientific open access policy, ars technical, December 14, 2009.
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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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