Campus Policies

October 18, 2012

Many of you have heard about the SUNY-Potsdam library's recent experiences in trying to navigate continued price increases to the American Chemical Society journals' subscriptions. SPARC's Caralee Adams highlights the struggle and outcome with an in-depth profile of the Director of Libraries, Jenica Rogers.

April 18, 2011

We have recently noted that some journal publishers have sought to negotiate individually with universities and research institutes, seeking to increase embargo periods for authors depositing their articles (final version or pre-prints) into repositories, and requesting embargo periods that go beyond what is already stated in the publishers’ own policies. We strongly urge institutions not to enter into individual agreements with publishers that supersede the existing policies of the publisher or any previous licensing agreements.

August 05, 2009

Last month, the University of Kansas became the first public university in the U.S. to adopt a policy to ensure free and open access to the results of the institution’s research outputs. As a growing number of colleges and universities embark on the path toward an institutional open-access policy, SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) invites libraries to take advantage of a new Web resource built to leverage experience gained in establishing such policies to date.

July 23, 2012

Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) – First Annual Report

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