A series of events will take place across the UK during the autumn of 2014 to provide an opportunity for researchers to learn about new publishing channels in the humanities.
All researchers working in arts and humanities fields are invited to come along and meet their publisher colleagues in an informal tell-and-show session. You will be able to see what their publishing programmes cover and learn about the experiences of authors who have published in Open Access outlets.
For more information, see here.
This SPARC Europe Briefing Paper alerts the library community to the changes in publisher text-mining and data-mining policies, the potential issues surrounding them and how to respond to them.
Download it here: Publishers’ Content-Mining Policies, 2014
A week ago, over 80 organisations from around the world, including many publishers, signed up to a letter to STM, the International Association of Scientific, Medical and Technical Publishers, calling on it to withdraw its new set of model licences for academic content.
SPARC Europe was one of the first signatories.
The following briefing document to SPARC Europe Members explains a little more about the topic and why we signed the letter to STM.
See it here.
For a concise overview of what SPARC Europe does, see our new flyer.
It tells you what we believe in, who we are, what we do and gives you a handful of reasons for why joining SPARC Europe could benefit your institution.
SPARC Europe flyer
SPARC Europe has brought together 7 short arguments that can support you and your library when discussing introducing an Open Access Policy with your institutional management.
Download the 7 pointers here.
Pin-point the priorities and concerns of your stakeholder and then select the benefits that hold up for them.