News Archives - 2007

March 03, 2007
The conference will provide opportunities for those involved in the organization, promotion, and study of scholarly communication to share and discuss innovative work in scholarly publishing, with a focus on the contribution that open source publishing technologies (such as, but not restricted to, PKP’s OJS, OCS, and OA Harvester) can make to improving access to research and scholarship on a global and public scale.
March 01, 2007

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has formed a working group on Shared E-Resource Understanding (SERU) to develop a best practice statement that will support a new license-free mechanism for buying and selling electronic resources. The working group will build upon exploratory work already done by a group sponsored by SPARC, ARL, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.

February 13, 2007
(Library Journal Academic Newswire). What a difference a decade makes. In 2007, SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) celebrates its tenth anniversary, now with an expansive mission to work not only on behalf of libraries but for the welfare of the higher education community at large, and for individual researchers and the public...
February 09, 2007
Susan Brown and Richard Monastersky
The Association of American Publishers has hired a public-relations firm with a hard-hitting reputation to respond to the open-access-publishing movement, which campaigns for scientific results to be made freely available to the public, the journal Nature reported in January.
February 01, 2007
Jim Giles, Nature
The author of Nail 'Em! Confronting High-Profile Attacks on Celebrities and Businesses is not the kind of figure normally associated with the relatively sedate world of scientific publishing.
January 26, 2007
Rick Weiss, Washington Post Staff Writer
There are times in Washington when having a good argument -- maybe even being right -- just isn't good enough.