Updated Create Change Brochure Now Available

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New Design Includes Updated Statistics, Highlights Open Access

January 6, 2004

For more information, contact:
John D'Ignazio, john@arl.org

Washington, DC -- SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) have published the second print edition of the popular Create Change brochure. The new brochure's colorful design, larger format and revised text present up-to-date statistics on the stresses facing scholarly communication and offers options for action by scholars. It reflects the gathering momentum of the open access movement and recommends ways that faculty action can bring about constructive change.

Introduced in 2001 by SPARC, ARL and ACRL, Create Change, is a comprehensive advocacy resource with both print and online components. Librarians and campus administrators have used the Create Change brochure to raise scholar awareness of the impact that fast-rising journal prices has on scholarly communication. The brochure can be distributed in campus mailings and used in presentations to university departments or at educational programs on scholarly communication.

An electronic copy of the revised brochure is available on the Create Change web site. Print copies of the Create Change brochure can be purchased in bundles of 50 copies for US $10 per bundle (to cover shipping and handling charges) by contacting arl@pmds.com. For further information or if you wish to place a large order, please contact the SPARC Communications Specialist, John D'Ignazio.