SPARC enews/December 2008

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SPARC enews archives are online here

Published monthly

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1. SPARC News 

Materials, podcasts, and online discussion from the SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting will be online this week.

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You can help create a more equitable system for scholarly communication. Join SPARC!
Here are three things SPARC member libraries focused on in 2008:
  • Ensuring public access to publicly funded research
  • Raising libraries' profile in campus policy
  • Expanding the coalition for Open Access to research
  • Read how...

Is your library a SPARC member?

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2. Partner News

Please see the SPARC Web site for a complete list of news from SPARC partners.

  • Digital Repository Federation (Japan) and DRIVER sign Memorandum of Agreement
  • BioMed Central Launches the Italian Journal of Pediatrics
  • Bioline's new funding model
  • New issue of the eIFL newsletter

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Vote now to make Public Access to research a priority for the Obama administration

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3. Industry Roundup

   

Please see the Open Access News Blog for more on these and other industry developments from the past month.

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4. SPARC Resources for Authors

More SPARC Resources for Authors.

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5. SPARC Resources for Publishers

  • Coming soon: SPARC'S University-based Publishing Partnerships: A Guide to Critical Issues

 More SPARC Resources for Publishers.  

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6. SPARC Resources for Students

 

Read the transcript of Lawrence Lessig's keynote at the Students for Free Culture Conference (Berkeley, October 11-12, 2008).

 

Read more on the SPARC-sponsored, Baker-authored Open Students Blog.

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7. Upcoming events

The SPARC-ACRL Forum on Open Educational Resources will be held from 4:00 - 5:30 PM on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Centennial D. The ACRL Scholarly Communications Discussion Group will also host an open conversation about issues that surface at the Forum from 4:00 - 5:30 PM on Sunday, January 25 in room 403 of the Colorado Convention Center.

These and other important events can be found on the SPARC Activities Calendar.

 

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8.  Articles of Interest

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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.