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.
Scholarly Communication Tools & Resources
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:
Scholarly Communication Events
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.