This paper examines institutional repositories and describes their potential role and exploring their impact on major stakeholders in the scholarly communication process.

This report presents the finding of a project which investigated the extent to which publishing has now become a core activity of North American academic libraries and suggested ways in which further capacity could be built.

This SPARC / Science Commons white paper discusses both the motivation and the process for establishing a binding institutional policy that automatically grants a copyright license from each faculty member to permit deposit of his or her peer-reviewed scholarly articles in institutional repositories, from which the works become available for others to read and cite.

This White Paper is written primarily for policymaking staff in universities and other institutional recipients of NIH support responsible for ensuring compliance with the Public Access Policy.

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) provided support for a feasibility study, to outline one possible approach to measuring the impacts of the proposed US Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA) on returns to public investment in R&D.

Campus-based publishing partnerships offer the academy greater control over the intellectual products that it helps create. To fully realize this potential, such partnerships will need to evolve from informal working alliances to long-term, programmatic collaborations.

Update by Ray English, Director of Libraries at Oberlin College (April 2009)

This page provides priorities for supporting Open Educational Resources.

December 26, 2007, was a historic date for the international movement supporting public access to taxpayer­funded research. With the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2007 (H.R. 2764) being signed into law, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) became the first U.S. federal agency required to make the results of its funded research freely ac­cessible online to the public.

Enter basic information about your article and generate a printable addendum to your publishing agreement in one easy step. The Scholars Copyright Addendum Engine is produced by Science Commons.


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