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:
- Seeking Custody
- Five years ago in SOAN
- Ten years ago in SOAN
- Important developments in Open Data
- New books, studies, software, awards, and more
4. Authors & Researchers
In agreeing to publish an article in a peer-reviewed journal, an author must retain key rights in order legally to be able to post that article on his or her personal Web site or to submit to an open repository. Signing a traditional publishing agreement may mean giving those rights away. Learn more about retaining rights and the tools that are available to help authors to do so.
READ more More SPARC Resources for Authors.
5. Resources for Publishers
Raym Crow is moderating an ALCTS SCIG session at ALA on “Library-Press Collaborations: How do they work together to advance scholarly communication?” Speakers Jim Mullins of Purdue, John Wilkin of Michigan, and Kizer Walker of Cornell will explore various types of library-press collaborations. The session will take place on Saturday, June 25, 2011, from 10:30am - 12:00pm, in Room 245 of the Morial Convention Center, New Orleans.
CONTACT: Raym Crow, SPARC Senior Consultant (crow [at] arl [dot] org)
6. SPARC Resources for Students
With support from the Open Society Foundations, the Right to Research Coalition
's first European Student Summit last month successfully brought together 10 officials from leading European and international student organizations with leading Open Access advocates from Europe and North America for an energetic and productive discussion about student involvement in the Open Access movement. As the coalition continues to grow internationally at an ever increasing rate, the Summit will provide both added momentum and an important foundation for future collaboration.
Also, this month marks the 2 year anniversary of the Right to Research Coalition, which originally launched with the Student Statement on the Right to Research in June of 2009. In 2 short years, the coalition has quickly grown to include organizations representing nearly 7 million students in over 100 countries around the world, facilitated over 200 Congressional lobby visits in support of the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA), and launched a website and accompanying materials to help students advocate for Open Access and educate both themselves and their peers. Look out for a post on the coalition's blog this month celebrating the two year anniversary.
CONTACT: Nick Shockey, SPARC Director of Student Advocacy (nick [at] arl [dot] org)
7. Upcoming events
SAVE THE DATES:
SPARC-ACRL Forum at ALA
June 25, 2011, New Orleans, LA
Morial Convention Center, Room 383, 4-6pm
Open Access Week 2011
October 24-30, 2011
Berlin 9 Open Access Meeting
November 9 & 10, 2011, Washington, DC
8. Articles of Interest