SPARC enews/September 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


Research is more valuable when it's shared

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 is developing a report on the collective provision of open-access infrastructure resources as part of a project sponsored by Knowledge Exchange. Anyone with questions regarding the project should contact Raym Crow at
CONTACT: Raym Crow, SPARC Senior Consultant (crow [at] arl [dot] org)
6. SPARC Resources for Students 
The Right to Research Coalition hosted its first-ever General Assembly on July 19-21 in Budapest, Hungary.  The meeting convened leaders from student organizations across Europe, the Middle East, and North America to share ideas and successes, build relationships between coalition members, and outline the future of student involvement in Open Access.
Also, the Right to Research Coalition has been formally endorsed by the British Medical Association, which unanimously passed a resolution stating the BMA "welcomes and endorses the Right To Research Coalition’s statement on Open Access to research literature."
CONTACT: Nick Shockey, SPARC Director of Student Advocacy (nick [at] arl [dot] org)
7. Upcoming events

Open Access Week
October 22-28, 2012 

ALA Midwinter, January 2013
Seattle, WA 
More information coming soon! 

8.  Articles of Interest