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1. SPARC News
2. Partner News
Please see the SPARC web site for a complete list of news from SPARC partners.
In SPARC Webcasts:
3. Industry Roundup
Please see the SPARC web site for a complete listing of relevant industry news and details on these highlights.
4. SPARC Resources for Authors
The Create Change web site now features nine interviews with scholars and researchers from diverse fields, including experts from chemistry, computer science, economics, engineering, history, humanities, mathematics, medicine, and microbiology.
5. SPARC Resources for Publishers
Society publishers with open access journals. From the SPARC Open Access Newsletter.
Also available: Sponsorships for Nonprofit Society & Scientific Journals: A Guide to Defining and Negotiating Successful Sponsorships, August 2005.
6. Upcoming Events
SPARC-ACRL Forum on Emerging Issues in Scholarly Communication
Saturday, January 12, 2008, 4:00 - 6:00PM.
These and other important events can be found on the SPARC Activities Calendar.
February 20-22, 2008
LCDP Institute on Scholarly Communication and Information Policy
Thursday, March 13, 2008
San Jose State University presentation
May 21-24, 2008
LIBRARIES & PUBLISHING 3.0: - connecting authors to readers in the digital age
Canadian Library Association Annual Conference & Trade Show
7. Articles of Interest
Albanese, Andrew. "After Years of Effort, Mandatory NIH Public Access Policy Passes Congress." October 25, 2007.
Baker, Gavin. "Student activism: How students use the scholarly communication system." C&RL News, November 2007
Healy, Bernadine. "Making Science Free to All." U.S. News and World Report, November 12, 2007.
Leonard, Andrew. "How the World Works: Why James Inhofe tried to sabotage open access." Salon.com, October 26, 2007.
Vigens, Jens. "Particle physicists push for publishing changes." Research Information, October/November 2007.
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