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New Business Plan Toolkit for OA Journals

busSPARC Europe commissioned this toolkit to help those thinking of starting an OA journal. A business plan toolkit for OA journals addresses how to describe the business venture, the market context, how to address governance and ownership, develop operational, marketing and financial plans and look at risk assessment. Read it here.

Report on University-Based Publishing, Spring 2015

Intelligence on university-based Open Access publishing commissioned by SPARC Europe in the Spring of 2015. Download the report here.

New SPARC Europe Briefing Paper: Better ways to evaluate research and researchers

iStock_000014530753_FullSPARC Europe’s new briefing paper addresses the issue of research evaluation, which is at the core of scholarly communication. It looks at alternative metrics for the more effective assessment of research.

Download it here.

Breaking news: A TDM exemption for non-commercial and commercial use in Europe

Excellent news for Text and Data Mining users: The EU’s European Commission publicised today that they will be working on an exemption for TDM for non-commercial and commercial use. This is a broader exemption than the one adopted in the UK and, if adopted as legislation, this would mean a major boost for research and innovation in Europe. This is part of their vision to modernise European copyright rules.

SPARC Europe and many other organizations have been working for this, and it is so good to see that our efforts have made an impact!
We made recommendations to the European Commission and the European Parliament on changing European copyright law to ensure easy access to data for text and data miners: See our Briefing Paper on TDM here.

Electronic Publication: Intended and Unintended Consequences

Gail-FeigenbaumGail Feigenbaum, Associate Director of the Getty Research Institute, shares her view on the effects of electronic publication on the Humanities in a new SPARC Europe Talking Points paper.

Go here to download it.

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