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. Highlights from the Open Access movement
All recent OA-related developments tagged by participants in the OA Tracking Project (OATP):
4. Authors & Researchers
Research is more valuable when it's shared
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 and irreversibly.
READ more More SPARC Resources for Authors.
5. Resources for Publishers
Developing a sound business model is a critical concern of publishers considering open-access distribution. Selecting the model appropriate to a particular journal will depend not only on the expense hurdle that must be cleared, but also on the publisher’s mission objectives, size, business management resources, risk tolerance, tax status, and institutional or corporate affiliation.
CONTACT: Raym Crow, SPARC Senior Consultant (crow [at] arl [dot] org)
6. SPARC Resources for Students
Join us online or in-person Thursday, January 17th at 12pm PST for a conversation with Jorge Cham of PhD Comics live from UCSF's Rock Hall! Jorge, who started PhD Comics while completing his PhD at Stanford, is the animator behind Open Access Explained!, which has already seen over 125,000 views since its release during Open Access Week. He will discuss his evolving view of Open Access, how it changed while making “Open Access Explained!”, and explore lingering questions with Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC, and Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist at UC Davis and chair of the PLOS Biology Advisory Board.
Both the webcast and the in-person event are open to all; however, registration is required. More information and a link to register can be found at www.bit.ly/oaexplored.
CONTACT: Nick Shockey, SPARC Director of Student Advocacy (nick [at] arl [dot] org)
7. Upcoming events
SAVE THE DATES:
ALA Midwinter - Seattle, WA
3pm - January 26, 2013
Rm. 606-607, Washington State Convention Center
Open Access Week
October 21 - 25, 2013
2014 SPARC Open Access Meeting
March 3 & 4, 2014
8. Articles of Interest
- John Keilman and Sally Ho, “Local Tech Star’s Suicide Puts Web Info Fight in Spotlight”, Chicago Tribune, January 14, 2013.
- Caleb Garling, “Research Posted Online to Honor Digital Activist Swartz”, Houston Chronicle, January 14, 2013.
- James Allworth, “Aaron Swartz’s ‘Crime’ and the Business of Breaking the Law”, Harvard Business Review Blog, January 14, 2013.
- Tim Wu, “How the Legal System Failed Aaron Swartz – and Us”, The New Yorker, January 14, 2013.
- Jennifer Martinez, “Swartz’s Death Sparks Debate On Open Access to Data Online”, The Hill, January 14, 2013.
- Brandon Griggs, “Anger, Soul Searching Follow Death of Internet Activist”, CNN, January 14, 2013.
- Nina Mandell, “Researchers, Academics Remember Aaron Swartz with #PDFTribute”, Fast Company, January 14, 2013.
- Andres Jauregui, “Academics Tweet Tribute to Aaron Swartz, Share Research with Internet in Honor of Activist”, The Huffington Post, January 13, 2013.
- Danah Boyd, “Processing the Loss of Aaron Swartz”, January 13, 2013.
- Noam Cohen, “A Data Crusader, A Defendant and Now, A Cause”, The New York Times, January 13, 2013.
- “Remembering Aaron Swartz: Commons Man”, The Economist, January 13, 2013.
- Alex Stamos, “The Truth About Swartz’s ‘Crime’”, Unhandled Exception, January 12, 2013.
- Tim Lee, “Aaron Swartz, American Hero”, The Washington Post, January 12, 2013.
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Strengthens Open Access Policy, CIHR, January 1, 2013.