March 9, 2010

UL hosts ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication Webinar Series

The Scholarly Communication Collaborative will host group viewings and discussion of the ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication Webinar Series. All Libraries' staff members are welcome.


  • Program 1: Building on Success, March 22, 2010 12:00-2:00 p.m. CDT, Wilson S30A

  • Program 2A: Managing Transformative Change: Campus Policy and Politics, or: So we're not Harvard, April 14, 2010 2:00-4:00 p.m. CDT, Walter 101

  • Program 2B: Translating Government Policy into Campus Services, May 20, 2010 12:00-2:00 p.m. CDT, Wilson S30A

  • Program 3A: Changing Role of Libraries: Journal Hosting and Support, June 15, 2010 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. CDT, Wilson S30A

  • more as the dates become finalized

July 27, 2009

2009 ALA SPARC Forum presentations posted online

The presentations from the 2009 ALA SPARC Forum have been posted online:

http://www.vimeo.com/5704878

As many have noted, the presentations by Ivy Anderson (California Digital Library) and Jim Neal (Columbia) are particularly compelling.

June 16, 2009

Organizers announce slate of presenters for next SPARC-ACRL forum

Library and publishing innovators will offer concrete data and strategies for "Rough waters: Navigating hard times in the scholarly communication marketplace," at the next SPARC-ACRL forum. The forum, to be held at the Chicago meeting of the American Library Association in July, is co-sponsored by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

The economy and its impact on library and higher education budgets are the most urgent concern for the library community today. While libraries have long been grappling with constrained collection budgets, we face a new urgency in continuing the transformation promised by Open Access and new technologies. This forum will take a bird's eye view of the scholarly communication marketplace and suggest tactics for navigating through tough times.

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May 5, 2009

SPARC and ACRL announce Chicago ALA forum will focus on the economy

Washington, DC and Chicago, IL ­ The next SPARC-ACRL forum on emerging issues in scholarly communication, to be held at the Chicago meeting of the American Library Association in July, will explore “Rough waters: Navigating hard times in the scholarly communication marketplace.” The forum is co-sponsored by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

The economy and its impact on library and higher education budgets are the most urgent concern for the library community today. While libraries have long been grappling with constrained collection budgets, we face a new urgency in continuing the transformation promised by Open Access and new technologies. Come hear how the tactics libraries use to navigate these rough waters may shape scholarly communication and the marketplace.

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January 28, 2009

Kenny Crews at faculty copyright/author's rights workshop

What: A Workshop for Authors and Creators of Academic Works
Who: Kenneth Crews, Director of the Copyright Advisory Office, Columbia University
When: 2:30-4:30 p.m., Monday, February 16, 2009
Where: Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

Who Owns Your Scholarship? Copyright, Publication Agreements, and Good Policy

January 16, 2009

SPARC and ACRL Announce Slate for Denver Forum on Open Educational Resources

From: Jennifer McLennan and Kara Malenfant

Washington, DC & Chicago, IL ­ December 15, 2008 ­ Four pioneers from the Open Educational Resources community will offer their insights into “The transformative potential of Open Educational Resources (OER)? at the next SPARC-ACRL Forum, to be held during the 2009 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Denver, CO.

(More below the fold...)

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January 9, 2009

ALCTS ScholComm Interest Group at ALA Midwinter

Brian Quinn, Chair, ALCTS Schol Comm Interest Group, has announced that Ann J. Wolpert will be the guest at the Interest Group meeting at Midwinter ALA, Monday, January 26, 2009. Ann Wolpert is Director of Libraries at MIT and Chair of the Board of MIT Press, which is widely recognized for innovation in electronic publishing. She will talk about the changing nature of scholarly communication, what MIT has been doing in this area, its renowned repository, its efforts in the area of education and outreach to faculty, and how to position libraries for the 21st century.

The full memo is below the fold...

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December 15, 2008

Discussion of Environmental Scan Part II Results

The Scholarly Communications Collaborative will be hosting a discussion on December 17 to share the results of the Environmental Scan Part II in which liaisons participated last spring/summer:

Wednesday, December 17
3:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (coffee will be provided)
Wilson Library S30A

We hope that you will join us! Come hear about the results of the scan and share your thoughts on how the data can best be used.

June 13, 2008

EBSS ALA invitation

An invitation for those attending ALA Annual in Anaheim

Are you interested in alternative scholarly publishing models? Do you want to know more about how open access is playing out in the social and behavioral sciences? EBSS has scheduled two events you will want to attend:

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May 20, 2008

SPARC-ACRL Forum addresses Harvard open access policy

From SPARC / ARL News Archive:

http://www.arl.org/sparc/media/08-0422.shtml

Washington, DC & CHICAGO – April 22, 2008 – SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announce that the SPARC-ACRL Forum during the 2008 American Library Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., will provide a timely look at “Campus Open Access Policies: The Harvard Experience and How to Get There.? Co-sponsored by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services—Continuing Resources (ALCTS-CRS, formerly Serials Section), the forum will give an up-close look at the recent vote by Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences enabling open access to their scholarly articles in an institutional repository.

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February 12, 2008

New SPARC Discussion Forum to Address Author Rights

From SPARC:

Washington, DC ­ February 5, 2008 ­ SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has introduced a new discussion forum on the topic of author rights. The SPARC Author Rights Forum provides a private and moderated venue for academic librarians to explore copyright and related issues in teaching and research ­ especially questions arising from the development of digital repositories and recent public access mandates.

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January 4, 2008

Brownbag on Faculty Survey Results

The Scholarly Communications collaborative will be hosting a brown bag on January 17 to share the results of the Environmental Scan Part I in which liaisons were asked to participate last fall:

Thursday, January 17
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (lunch at 11:30, program starts at 12 noon)
Wilson Library S30A

We hope that you will join us! Come and hear about the results of the scan and how those results already are being used. Environmental Scan Part II will be introduced and you'll have an opportunity to ask questions prior to its launch this winter.

December 10, 2007

Brown-bag on Author's Rights

The Scholarly Communications Collaborative will be hosting a brown bag on December 18 to discuss Author's Rights experiences:

Tuesday, December 18
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. [lunch at 11:30, program starts at 12 noon]
Wilson Library S30A

We hope you will join us! Come and hear about the successes and challenges liaisons have encountered as they've discussed author's rights with their departments or submitted their own articles for publication, and share your own experiences. We will also be premiering our five-minute self-playing web tutorial on the subject.

November 28, 2007

16th SPARC-ACRL Forum

The 16th SPARC-ACRL Forum, “Working with the Facebook Generation: Engaging Student Views on Access to Scholarship,? will be held at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia on Saturday, January 12, 2008, 4:00-6:00pm at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, room 204 A/B. Co-sponsored by SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries), the popular semi-annual forum focuses on emerging issues in scholarly communication. A complete description with speakers will be circulated in early December.

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October 26, 2007

Medical Library Association webcast on Scholarly Publishing

The Medical Library Association is hosting a webcast called "Scholarly Publishing and Open Access: Straight Talk."

Tuesday, November 20, 2007
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Diehl 555

There will be an optional one hour discussion session right afterward, from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Agenda and more info at:
http://www.mlanet.org/education/distance_ed/scholarlypub/agenda.html