SPARC enews/January 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
ACRL/ARL/SPARC Web cast: Understanding Author Rights
This one hour webcast is designed to help librarians better engage disciplinary faculty and researchers on the topic of author rights. Learn the basic issues and understand outreach strategies.
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.org) with any suggestions or questions.
CONTACT: Raym Crow, SPARC Senior Consultant (crow [at] arl [dot] org)
6. SPARC Resources for Students
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 second post from Luís Machado. Luís recently graduated from medical school in Portugal and is the European Medical Students’ Association’s liaison officer to the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME).
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