New SPARC Guide: Campus-based Open-access Publishing Funds

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has just created a new webpage with resources to help institutions establish an Open Access Fund: http://www.arl.org/sparc/openaccess/funds/index.shtml
“An open-access fund is a pool of money set aside by an institution to support publication models that enable free, immediate, online distribution of, and access to, scholarly research.”
The resources include a pdf guide of practical information and recommendations for institutions in the creation and management of an Open Access Fund. The author of the guide, Greg Tananbaum, will also join a free webinar offered by SPARC on the topic:
Open-access funds: Design and implementation on campus
A SPARC Webcast
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
1:00 – 2:00PM EST
Registration is free, but required. RSVP by May 4 at http://www.arl.org/sparc/meetings/event_registration.shtml.

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