SPARC enews/February 2012

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 1. News from SPARC and the Alliance for Taxpayer Access


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2. SPARC Partner News
Please see the SPARC Web site for a complete list of news from SPARC partners.
3.   Highlights from the Open Access movement
All recent OA-related developments tagged by participants in the OA Tracking Project (OATP):
The subset of recent OA-related developments tagged by Peter Suber as "roundup-worthy":
4. Authors & Researchers
Sharing enables new research to build on earlier findings. It not only fuels the further advancement of knowledge, it brings scientists and scholars the recognition that advances their careers. In the digital world, the ways we share and use scholarly material are expanding — rapidly, fundamentally, irreversibly.

READ more More SPARC Resources for Authors.


5. Resources for Publishers
Raym Crow participated, as consultant to the Cornell University Library, in the arXiv sustainability planning meetings held in New York City on February 1st and Frankfurt, Germany on February 13th. For an update on arXiv's sustainability planning, see:
CONTACT: Raym Crow, SPARC Senior Consultant (crow [at] arl [dot] org)
6. SPARC Resources for Students 
The Right to Research Coalition strongly encourages students in the United States to contact their representatives to express their opposition to the Research Works Act (H.R. 3699), a new bill which would ban NIH-style public access policies.  More details on H.R. 3699 and resources for contacting your representatives -- including a template letter -- can be found on our blog.
CONTACT: Nick Shockey, SPARC Director of Student Advocacy (nick [at] arl [dot] org)
7. Upcoming events

SPARC 2012 Open Access Meeting
March 11-13, 2012
Kansas City Intercontinental Hotel

8.  Articles of Interest