2013-06-18T12:46:21.983-07:00Thanks California! now for the next step as the bill goes to Senate
2012-09-02T08:29:25.719-07:00Peter Suber just released the September 2012 SPARC Open Access Newsletter. Highlighted are the major recent OA developments in the UK and Europe.
2012-03-02T18:19:31.889-08:00Peter Suber just posted the March 2012 SPARC Open Access Newsletter. Featured this month: a thorough and authoritative (as usual) look at the Research Works Act and the Federal Research Public
2012-02-29T10:57:24.792-08:00Announced today is the Directory of Open Access Books or DOAB. From the press release:
2011-11-17T21:49:28.812-08:00U.S. OA Librarians and organizations elsewhere with OA policy experience, see this call to action fron the Alliance for Taxpayer Access: http://www.taxpayeraccess.org/action/action_access/11-1117.shtml
2011-09-02T09:10:51.184-07:00Peter Suber just released the September 2011 SPARC Open Access Newsletter. Peter's description as posted to the SPARC OA Forum: Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, this issue reflects on the problem of access to dangerous knowledge. It also describes how I'll have to trim future issues to make time for a large new OA project at Harvard. The look-back sections reprint short excerpts from SOAN five and ten years ago this month.
2011-08-02T14:17:44.658-07:00Peter Suber just released the August 2011 SPARC Open Access Newsletter. No feature article this time, this issue focuses on 5 and 10 years ago and the latest roundup.
2011-07-12T11:31:14.520-07:00Thanks to Issac Gilman for a pointer to a new OA Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. So far Pacific University and California Polytechnic State University have put together a great editorial team; now let's do our part by helping this new journal out with some great content!
2011-07-02T12:20:35.370-07:00Open Access and Copyright is the feature article in Peter Suber's just-released July SPARC Open Access Newsletter.
2011-06-22T11:57:39.395-07:00E-LIS, the subject repository for library and information science, passed the 12,000 document mark today (it's at 12,004 as I type). Congrats to E-LIS for reaching this level. While this is a fairly auspicious number, there's still loads of library and info. science-related content that could be added to E-LIS. So, to all OA Librarian readers, if you write and present in the subject area, I challenge you to add your material! It's easy to do, taking mere minutes!
2011-06-02T20:17:10.636-07:00Peter Suber just released the June 2011 SPARC Open Access Newsletter. Featured this month: Seeking Custody - when you have permission for OA, but don't have a copy. Plus the usual monthly roundup.
2011-05-14T20:24:29.151-07:00Barbara Fister has 4 suggested options for libraries to further OA publishing in Library Journal. The options are, in brief:
2011-05-10T07:34:33.671-07:00BioMedCentral presented OA Librarian's own Andrew Waller with their OA Advocate of the Year award last night - congratulations, Andrew! Details at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/researchawards/previousawards#2010
2011-05-03T09:59:08.972-07:00Peter Suber has released the May 2011 SPARC Open Access Newsletter. Highlighted this month: Free Offline Access: A Primer on OA' (OA Prime)
2011-04-02T17:46:20.770-07:00Peter Suber just released the April 2011 SPARC Open Access Newsletter. Featured this month is open access as humanitarian aid, focused on efforts of publishers to provide open access generally to selected works in response to this month's massive earthquake in Japan. Another new feature is a look back to SOAN 5 and 10 years ago.
2011-03-28T13:01:53.504-07:00The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) has announced a new interface, which can be seen at www.doaj.org. There is a note about the new interface here.
2011-03-27T14:51:46.498-07:00Details at SPARC
2011-03-21T14:46:59.857-07:00ACRL's College and Research Libraries is going open access - details here! Kudos to ACRL!
2011-03-14T14:52:01.447-07:00Free reusable icons - librarians / authors against DRM:
2011-03-02T08:07:40.184-08:00Peter Suber has just released the March 2011 SPARC Open Access Newsletter. Featured this month: 6 recent watershed events for OA. So far, love the blurb from an upcoming Publishers Association / Association of Learned and Scholarly Publishers meeting which starts: Open access is here to stay, and has the support of our key partners
2011-02-05T15:34:42.759-08:00Thanks to the American Library Association for articulating these 11 Core Values of Librarianship. I'm repeating the full list here - for convenience as I've had trouble finding these on the ALA website before - and also because they are worth repeating. This is what librarianship is all about!
The foundation of modern librarianship rests on an essential set of core values, which define, inform, and guide all professional practice. These values reflect the history and ongoing development of the profession and have been advanced, expanded, and refined by numerous policy statements of the American Library Association. Among these are:
2011-02-02T09:41:50.688-08:00Peter Suber just released the February 2010 SPARC Open Access Newsletter. Highlighted this month is the US Department of Labor mandate for Open Educational Resources (OER) and Word Contest #2, coming up with terminology for the phrase to "provide open access to."
2011-01-02T13:38:23.239-08:00If you can't make it to the Jan. 13-15 Science Online meeting, note that there will be live tweeting and streaming - see http://scienceonline2011.com/ and http://www.science3point0.com/scio11/ (thanks to Graham Steel).
2011-01-02T13:18:38.450-08:00The 2010 Dramatic Growth of Open Access is now available in Polish here and here - many thanks to E-LIS Editor Bożena Bednarek-Michalska. The English version can be found here.
2011-01-02T13:04:21.232-08:00Peter Suber just released the December 2010 SPARC Open Access Newsletter. Featured this month is an in-depth look at open access in 2010 - a busy year for OA!