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SPARC Overview and Update, October 2008

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  • 1. SPARC ® Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition http:// www.arl.org/sparc / Elizabeth Brown Scholarly Communications and Library Grants Officer Binghamton University Libraries October 2008
  • 2. Information Session Topics
    • SPARC ® Membership
    • Who benefits?
    • SPARC ® Publisher Partnerships
    • What is Open Access?
    • Author Rights and SPARC ®
    • Author Rights and Copyright
    • More information
  • 3. 1. What is SPARC ® ?
    • Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition
    • Alliance of universities, research libraries, and organizations
    • Formed in 1997 from the Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
    • SPARC ® Endorsements
    • Full SPARC member since February 2006
    • Annual Dues, Purchase Commitments
  • 4. What is SPARC ® ?
    • Designed to be a
    • constructive response to market dysfunctions in the scholarly communication system
    • catalyst by helping create systems that expand information dissemination and use in networked digital environments
    • response to the needs of academe
  • 5. SPARC ® ’s agenda
    • To focus on enhancing broad and cost-effective access to peer-reviewed scholarship.
    • Incubation
      • Create and develop competitive alternatives to commercial journals and digital aggregations through publisher partnerships and advisory services.
    • Advocacy
      • Promote changes in the culture of scholarly communication by leveraging SPARC ® publishing partnerships and providing awareness of the possibilities for change.
    • Education
      • Develop awareness of scholarly communication issues and support institutional participation in scholarly communication.
  • 6. 2. SPARC ® benefits
    • Researchers High-quality, lower-cost delivery channels to research.
    • Publisher Partners Vibrant and economically viable models for scholarly communication.
    • Libraries Alternatives to established high-price journals to encourage competition and mediate journal prices.
    • Society Research propels key advancements benefiting the economy. Improved and expanded communication from research results.
  • 7. 3. SPARC ® Publisher Partnerships
  • 8. SPARC ® Alternative Program
    • Alternative lower-cost, competitive journals
    • Lessen dependence upon established high-cost journals.
    • Examples:
    • Journal of the European Economic Association
    • IEEE Sensors Journal
  • 9. SPARC ® Leading Edge Program
    • Open Access Journals
    • Support projects in emerging and fast-growing scholarly fields
      • represent a paradigm shift in technology use
      • introduce an innovative business model
    • Provides new outlets for scholarly papers.
    • Examples:
    • BioMedCentral
    • Public Library of Science
    • Optics Express
    • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  • 10. What is Open Access?
    • Define
    • Types of Open Access
    • Page charges
    • Embargo periods
  • 11. SPARC ® Scientific Communities Program
    • Non-profit portals that serve the needs of a discrete research community by aggregating peer-reviewed research and other content.
    • New outlets for scholarly communication around broad information needs and communities of users.
    • Examples:
    • BioMedCentral – Biology, Medicine, Life Sciences
    • BioOne – Non-profit, Biology
    • MIT CogNet – Cognitive and Brain Science
    • Project Euclid - Cornell, Mathematics
  • 12. Possible SPARC ® Scientific Communities at BU?
    • EVoS - Evolutionary Studies Program
    • http://bingweb.binghamton.edu/%7eevos/
    • Small Scale Systems Packaging Center (SSSPC)
    • Recently recognized as a SUNY Center of Excellence
    • Binghamton University Research Centers
    • http:// research.binghamton.edu/OVP/ORC.htm
  • 13. SPARC Journals and Journal Collections
    • Evolutionary Ecology Research
    • Geometry & Topology
    • IEEE Sensors Journal
    • Journal of the European Economic Association
    • Journal of Machine Learning Research
    • Journal of Vegetation Science
    • BioOne
  • 14. Free Journal content from SPARC
    • Bioline International
    • BioMedCentral
    • Documenta Mathematica
    • Economics Bulletin
    • Journal of Insect Science
    • New Journal of Physics
    • Optics Express
    • Public Library of Science (PLoS)
      • Biology, Medicine, Computational Biology, Genetics, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Pathogens
    • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    • Theoretical Economics
  • 15. SPARC Publishing Support
    • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
    • E-Print Network (OSTI)
    • eScholarship
    • Public Knowledge Project
    • Publisher Assistance Program (University of Michigan Library)
  • 16. Author Rights and SPARC
    • Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine
    • http:// scholars.sciencecommons.org /
    • Allows authors to
      • retain the rights to articles and other works
      • make copies of an article for use in classes
      • make available in an institutional digital archive or repository
    • More Info: http:// www.arl.org/sparc/author/addendum.shtml
  • 17. More on Author Addenda and Copyright
    • Complying with the NIH Public Access Policy - Copyright Considerations and Options
    • http:// www.arl.org/sparc/advocacy/nih/index.shtml
    • Reserving Rights of Use in Works Submitted for Publication: Negotiating Publishing Agreements
    • http:// www.copyright.iupui.edu/nego_doc.htm
    • Seizing the Moment: Scientists' Authorship Rights in the Digital Age
    • http:// www.aaas.org/spp/sfrl/projects/epub /
    • Publisher copyright transfer agreement information
    • http:// www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo /
  • 18. More information on SPARC ®
    • SPARC ® Resources
    • http:// www.arl.org/sparc/resources/index.shtml
    • Open Data
    • http:// www.arl.org/sparc/opendata /
    • Public Access
    • http:// www.arl.org/sparc/advocacy /
    • Repositories
    • http:// www.arl.org/sparc/repositories /

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