SPARC enews/May 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
The Internet has brought unparalleled opportunities for expanding the availability of research by bringing down economic and physical barriers to sharing. To take advantage of these opportunities and to further their mission of creating, preserving, and disseminating knowledge, many academic institutions are taking steps to capture the benefits of Open Access by building digital repositories to distribute faculty scholarly articles and other research outputs.
READ more More SPARC Resources for Authors.
5. Resources for Publishers
Raym Crow is speaking on sustainability planning and best practices at the “Library Publishing Services: Strategies for Success” workshops being held at Georgia Tech, the University of Utah, and Purdue University in May. The workshops are part of an IMLS-funded project, led by the Libraries and Press at Purdue, to improve the effectiveness of library-based publishing programs. The project’s deliverables, including a survey of library publishing operations and case studies of three specific programs, will be available on the SPARC Campus-based Publishing Resource Center (http://www.arl.org/sparc/partnering/) in June.
CONTACT: Raym Crow, SPARC Senior Consultant (crow [at] arl [dot] org)
6. SPARC Resources for Students
On May 20th & 21st, the Right to Research Coalition will host the first annual European Student Summit on Open Access at Humboldt University in Berlin. This meeting will bring together officials from leading European and international student organizations to discuss how the issue of access to research affects each organization and to create a strategy for getting European students engaged in opening access to the results of research.
Also, the Right to Research Coalition has just released its new Open Access flyer along with a list of top ten ideas for using it, which you can find on the coalition's blog at http://www.righttoresearch.org/blog.
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
Berlin 9 Open Access Meeting
8. Articles of Interest