SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resource Council, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working together to create a more open system of scholarly communication.
Peruse their website for retrospective and current information.
The rapid evolution of the scholarly communication process has engaged new models of research and publication dissemination tools and methods, providing multiple avenues to navigate its evolving processes:
Open Access Week: October 21-27, 2013. Redefining Impact
Monday, October 21, 2013 • noon to 1pm • Goldfield Room
Showcase Your Scholarship on a Global Scale–focus on the open access advantage to research and depositing it in Digital Scholarship@UNLV. Marianne Buehler, IR Admin.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 • noon to 1pm • Goldfield Room
Open Access Textbooks: Why and How? Key features of open access textbooks offer UNLV faculty strategies to take advantage of these personalized, sustainable, and cost-saving options. Dr. Ed Nagelhout/Marianne Buehler, IR Admin.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • noon to 1:00pm • Amargosa Room
Predatory Research Practices, Beware! Learn about the questionable, scholarly, open access publishers and their impact factors. Marianne Buehler, IR Admin.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 • noon to 1pm • Goldfield Room
Shift Your Journal from Paper or Create Anew–Dr. Porter Troutman will discuss his experiences moving his paper journal to an open access model and why. w/Marianne Buehler, IR Admin.
Monday, October 22, 2012 • noon to 1pm • Amargosa Room
Showcase Your Scholarship on a Global Scale – This presentation focuses
on the advantages of open access to research and library depositing services.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 • noon to 1pm • Amargosa Room
Research Metrics: Measuring the Impact of Research – We have heard
these terms...What do they really tell us?
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • noon to 1:30pm • Rhyolite
Create a SelectedWorks Account to Highlight your Research –
Examples: http://works.bepress.com/ghadfield/ and http://works.bepress.com/ian_ayres/. Faculty only.
Thursday, October 25 , 2012 • noon to 1pm • Amargosa Room
Open Access Journals: Shift Your Journal From Paper or Create New –
Dr. Porter Troutman will talk about his experiences in moving his paper journal to an open access model.