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From the strategic direction Influencing Public Policies:
... Expand ARL’s capacity for advancing open access/open science and access to data through increased advocacy and collaboration with other allied and partner organizations such as the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). ...
From the strategic direction Reshaping Scholarly Communication:
... Sponsor, conduct, and promote research that will inform the development and assessments of models of scholarly communication. ...
Liz Allen, Responding to community feedback - DeepDyve and PLoS - Q & A, Public Library of Science, November 4, 2009.
See also our past post on DeepDyve.
I'll be out tomorrow for a personal day. But check the Open Access Tracking Project for the latest updates, and I'll be back Friday.
Brill introduces Journal Open Access Service: Brill Open, press release, November 4, 2009.
Larry Johnson, NMC and UOC Release Call to Action for Open Education, New Media Consortium, November 1, 2009.
Patrick Williams, Utah State University Press Merges With Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State Today, November 2, 2009.
Also see coverage by Inside Higher Ed:
Update. Also see coverage by Library Journal.
Caroline Sutton, OASPA one year on: Core values, best practices and future plans, OASPA News and Commentary, November 4, 2009.
Timothy Caulfield, Do Gene Patents Hurt Research?, Science Progress, October 29, 2009.
OCLC makes OAIster records available through WorldCat.org to ensure long-term public access to digital resources, press release, October 30, 2009.
This reverses OCLC's previously announced plan (reported here) to end free access to OAIster as a separate database after its transfer from the University of Michigan.
OA journal announcements, launches, and conversions spotted in the past week or so:
I just mailed the November issue of the SPARC Open Access Newsletter. This issue takes a close look at a few threads in the argument that knowledge is and ought to be a public good. The roundup section briefly notes 223 OA developments from October.