News Archives - 2007

July 27, 2007

Taxpayers pony up $28 ƒ|billion annually for the National Institutes of Health, the world's largest source of funding for medical research. The payoff, in addition to the occasional spectacular breakthrough, is more than 60,000 published studies each year.

July 25, 2007

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) today announced the launch of the first annual SPARC Discovery Awards, a contest to promote the open exchange of information. Mind Mashup, the theme of the 2007 contest, calls on entrants to illustrate in a short video the importance of sharing ideas and information of all kinds. Mashup is an expression referring to a song, video, Web site or software application that combines content from more than one source.

July 24, 2007

Course check: A conversation with three open access publishers about the challenges of sustainability Saturday, June 23, 2007 4:00 - 5:30PM Washington, DC

July 24, 2007

Last year, a proposal in Congress to require all federally supported research to be placed online, freely available, attracted considerable attention and debate -- and ultimately stalled. This year, a measure that is narrower -- it would apply only to research supported by the National Institutes of Health -- appears within reach of passage.

July 23, 2007

After two ineffective years of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) policy that requested researchers to deposit copies of their final papers in PubMed Central (PMC), both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have included provisions in their 2008 appropriations bills that would require deposit of NIH-funded researchers’ final papers within one year of publication.

July 20, 2007

Washington, DC – April 7, 2008 – SPARC, in partnership with SPARC Europe and SPARC Japan/National Institute of Informatics, announces the SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2008, to be held November 17-18, 2008 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.

July 10, 2007
By:
Daniel Pulliam, Tech Insider
The Senate Appropriations Committee has included language in a spending bill that would require the National Institutes of Health to make federally funded research available to anyone on the Internet.
July 03, 2007

Only nine months after the Shared E-Resource Understanding (SERU) Working Group was first formed, the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has issued a Draft for Trial Use of "SERU: A Shared Electronic Resource Understanding" (SERU version 0.9).

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