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Heather Joseph talks about her career with SPARC and BioOne. She discusses the NIH mandate that NIH-funded research will be deposited into PubMed Central, and she shares her views on some of the controversial issues the mandate has raised about copyright, peer review, and embargo periods. She also addresses the recent decision by the Harvard faculty to make their scholarly output accessible through the university’s institutional repository, and she suggests ways that librarians can help their faculties prepare for open access.

We are pleased to announce the first results of an ongoing research project. The overall project has two phases. Phase One is to make a comprehensive list of scholarly societies worldwide that support gold OA for their own journals. The journals might be full OA or hybrid OA, and the society's relationship to its journals might be that of owner, publisher, or partner with the publisher. (For convenience, when we say below that a society "publishes" an OA journal, we'll mean that it has at least one of these relationships to it.) The list includes the journals themselves, and associated data, as well as the societies.

Update by Ray English, Director of Libraries at Oberlin College (April 2009)

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December 26, 2007, was a historic date for the international movement supporting public access to taxpayer­funded research. With the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2007 (H.R. 2764) being signed into law, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) became the first U.S. federal agency required to make the results of its funded research freely ac­cessible online to the public.

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If a mature movement is one with a literature so vast that only specialists can master it, then the OA movement has been mature for several years.  But that only means that much is known about OA.  Much is still unknown, and much is changing so that much of our old knowledge doesn't apply to new

Date: February 5, 2008
To: SPARC Directors
From: Heather Joseph, SPARC Executive Director
Re: NIH public access policy implementation – available resources

Excerpted from the SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #115
November 2, 2007
by Peter Suber

Read this issue online
http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/11-02-07.htm

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