SPARC Overview and Update, October 2008


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SPARC Overview and Update, October 2008

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