ARL Webinar Series: Reshaping Scholarly Communication

Part 3a: Changing Role of Libraries: Journal Hosting and Support
Tuesday June 15, 10am-11:30am, Rm 102, Murray Library
Should the library set up hosting and support services for journals, work cooperatively with the university press, outsource or … ? What are the issues that come up once a library does get involved with providing publishing services, and how have these been addressed? This session will provide participants with an opportunity to learn from the experiences of leaders in the field.
Scheduled Speakers
• Caroline Sutton, Founder & Publisher Co-Action Publishing, and Chair, Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)
• David Solomon, Associate Professor in the Office of Medical Education Research and Development at Michigan State University, Chief Editor of Medical Education Online, and author of the book Developing Open Access Journals, a Practical Guide
• Maria Bonn, Associate University Librarian for Publishing, University of Michigan Library
• Catherine Mitchell, Director of Publishing Services, California Digital Library
All are welcome!
Brought to you by the Learning and Development Committee, University of Saskatchewan Library. The Library has registered to the entire 8-part series. There will be approximately one part per month – so watch for upcoming webinars!
Here is a poster to advertise the event: Download file
For more information on this series see: http://www.arl.org/sc/institute/iscwebseries/index.shtml

SPARC Open Access Newsletter (SOAN), issue #145

Peter Suber is a noted authority on OA, and a Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College. His periodic newsletters are a good source for the latest international news regarding developments in the open access movement.
SOAN #145 is now available.
In this edition of the newsletter Suber provides a comprehensive discussion of the recently introduced Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA, H.R. 5037) in the House of Representatives of the United States. The FRPAA basically seeks to extend the NIH mandate to all the other major funding agencies of the U.S. federal government.
“FRPAA would liberate more research literature than any other policy ever proposed in any country. If adopted, it would do more for the the worldwide momentum of OA than any step in our history and more than any step on the horizon.”
The leaders of 27 American universities have signed an open letter in support of this Act.

ARL Webinar Series: Reshaping Scholarly Communication

Part 2b: Translating Government Policy into Campus Services
Thursday May 20, 11:00am-12:30pm, Rm 102, Murray Library
As the United States and other governments pass open access policies, there is a growing need to develop library services to support faculty in understanding and complying with these mandates. Program 2B will discuss what changes are happening in the public policy arena, with a focus on US policy and touching on international policy issues. Case studies of libraries working directly with their academic communities to educate and support compliance will share their experiences of what is effective.
Scheduled Speakers
• Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC
• Molly Keener, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University
• Cathy Sarli, Scholarly Communications Specialist, Becker Medical Library, Washington University School of Medicine
All are welcome!
Brought to you by the Learning and Development Committee, University of Saskatchewan Library. The Library has registered to the entire 8-part series. There will be approximately one part per month – so watch for upcoming webinars!
Here is a poster to advertise the event: Download file
For more information on this series see: http://www.arl.org/sc/institute/iscwebseries/index.shtml