News Archives - 2007

October 29, 2007

Open access advocates got good news in October when the U.S. Senate passed the FY 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill with the NIH open access mandate intact. Given that publishers opposed to the mandate lobbied strongly against it and two last minute amendments to the bill that would have weakened or killed the mandate were introduced then withdrawn by Sen. James Inhofe, its intact passage was hardly certain.

September 18, 2007

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) is expanding the SPARC Consulting Group with the addition of well-known advisor and commentator Greg Tananbaum.

September 14, 2007

Science librarians are in a unique position to take a leadership role promoting scholarly communication initiatives and to aid in making scientific information more accessible. This article outlines steps and identifies resources that science librarians can employ to become scholarly communication advocates on their campuses.

September 12, 2007

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has issued a statement criticizing a new initiative in what it called an "ongoing PR campaign" against public access legislation, supported by the Association of American Publishers (AAP). ARL officials said the latest effort, dubbed PRISM (Partnership for Research Integrity in Science & Medicine), "frequently distorts the nature of ongoing and substantive discussions about open access and public access to federally funded research."

September 11, 2007

“The Association of American Publishers has landed in hot water with university presses and research librarians, as well as open-access advocates, thanks to a new undertaking that is billed as an attempt to “safeguard the scientific and medical peer-review process and educate the public about the risks of proposed government interference with the scholarly communication process.”

September 08, 2007

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) is expanding the SPARC Consulting Group with the addition of well-known advisor and commentator Greg Tananbaum.

August 15, 2007

Tim Mark writes "The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) today announced the release of the SPARC Canadian Author Addendum, a new tool for authors in Canada to retain key rights to the journal articles they publish.

August 15, 2007

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) today announced the release of the SPARC Canadian Author Addendum, a new tool for authors in Canada to retain key rights to the journal articles they publish.

August 13, 2007

With the establishment of the Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing (OSCP), UW-Madison librarians will begin publicizing the availability of funding support for open-access publishing as a part of their outreach and liaison activities.

August 03, 2007

This special joint one hour webcast is aimed at librarians working with faculty on author rights. The sponsors are underwriting costs to make the archive (recorded June 18, 2007) freely available to the broader community.

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