enews - December 2007/January 2008
1. SPARC News
Please see the SPARC Web site for a complete list of news from SPARC partners.
The 16th SPARC-ACRL Forum, "Working with the Facebook Generation: Engaging Student Views on Access to Scholarship," held at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.
Now available: a video of the event from Hungry Filmmaker.
3. Industry Roundup
Please see the SPARC Web site for a complete listing of relevant industry news and details on these highlights.
**SHARE YOUR CREATE CHANGE STORIES: SPARC is looking for input on the Create Change Web site. If you've used the site directly or as a tool to engage others on campus, we want to know what you think. Please email Jennifer McLennan (jennifer [at] arl [dot] org) to share your Create Change story.
More SPARC Resources for Authors.
5. SPARC Resources for Publishers
SPARC and ACRL release materials on the progress of open access journal publishing - SPARC and ACRL have released interviews and analysis exploring in depth the views of three major open access publishers on the challenges of sustainability. The materials were produced in conjunction with the 15th SPARC-ACRL Forum on Emerging Issues in Scholarly Communication, which took place on June 23, 2007.
Society publishers with open access journals, from the SPARC Open Access Newsletter.
More SPARC Resources for Publishers.
6. Upcoming Events
SAVE THE DATE:
February 20-22, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
May 21-24, 2008
These and other important events can be found on the SPARC Activities Calendar.
7. Articles of Interest
NIH mandates open access to researchers' publications, University Times, University of Pittsburgh, January 24, 2008
OSI Stories: Open Access to Scientific Research--Sharing Information, Saving Lives, Open Society Institute, January 28, 2008.
MIT finds key to avian flu in humans, MIT News, January 6, 2008
Show me the data, The Journal of Cell Biology, Vol. 179, No. 6
Under the microscope: research available free online, The Daily Pennsylvanian, January 22, 2008
Bright Futurists: Student Speakers Offer Unique Perspective at ACRL/SPARC Forum, Library Journal Academic Newswire, January 17
The LJ Academic Newswire Newsmaker Interview: SPARC Executive Director Heather Joseph, Library Journal Academic Newswire, January 8, 2008
Measure Would Require Free Access To Results of NIH-Funded Research, The Washington Post, December 21, 2007
SPARC Celebrates New Year with NIH Victory, Library Journal Academic Newswire, January 3, 2008
You can help open access to research.
SPARC membership is open to North American and international academic and research institutions that share an interest in creating a more open and diverse marketplace for scholarly communication. Visit the SPARC Web site to learn how.