SPARC enews/February 2011
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:
4. Authors & Researchers
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.
READ more More SPARC Resources for Authors.
5. Resources for Publishers
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.
CONTACT: Raym Crow, SPARC Senior Consultant (crow [at] arl [dot] org)
6. SPARC Resources for Students
This month, the Right to Research Coalition welcomed the world's largest medical student organization, the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA), as its 31st member. With this significant addition, the R2RC has a greatly expanded global presence and now represents nearly 7 million students internationally. For more information, see our press release:
The Right to Research Coalition has also received a number of notable mentions in the media over the past few weeks, including coverage in ReadWriteWeb, Voice of America, and Research Information. You can find a full list of R2RC media coverage on our news page.
CONTACT: Nick Shockey, SPARC Director of Student Advocacy (nick [at] arl [dot] org)
7. Upcoming events
SAVE THE DATES:
4th Annual SPARKY Award Deadline
Open Access Week 2011
8. Articles of Interest