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Updated 25 April, 2006
Open Access.

Statements.
CAUL Statement on Open Access.  Council of Australian University Librarians, September 2004.
ARIIC Open Access Statement.  Australian Research Information Infrastructure Committee, 2004.
Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities
Statement on Open access to scholarly information. Group of Eight. 16 June 2004 (AU)

Newsletters, Directories, etc.
SPARC Open Access Newsletter. Peter Suber (US)
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages.Funded by the Information Program of the Open Society Institute and Lund University Libraries, and supported by SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, and BIBSAM (the Royal Library of Sweden).  Lund University Libraries (SE)
Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals. Charles W. Bailey, Jr. • 2005 • ISBN 1-59407-670-7 Association of Research Libraries (US)
Timeline of the Open Access Movement  Formerly called the Timeline of the Free Online Scholarship Movement
FOS NEWS: News from the free online scholarship (FOS) movement.  (UK)
Conferences and Workshops Related to The Open Access Movement. Peter Suber (US)
Metalist of open access eprint archives: the genesis of institutional archives and independent services, by Steve Hitchcock.  (UK)
Core metalist of open access eprint archives,  by Steve Hitchcock.  (UK)
Core Metalist of Open Access Eprint Archives.  The original, annotated version of this metalist appeared in the ARL Bimonthly Report, No. 227, April 2003. Update details This version last updated June 30, 2003; links checked June 6, 2003. Please email additions, corrections or comments to Steve Hitchcock. The Open Citation (OpCit) Project - Reference Linking and Citation Analysis for Open Archives. (UK)
Open Access Trade Page.  This page lists numerous valuable links to both practitioners and academics in this particular field. [Compiled by] Sherif Masoud (EG)

Projects.
RoMEO Project (Rights MEtadata for Open archiving)  is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee for one year (1 August 2002 - 31 July 2003) to investigate the rights issues surrounding the 'self-archiving' of research in the UK academic community under the Open Archive Initiative's Protocol for Metadata Harvesting.  (UK)
RoMEO Studies 3 - How academics expect to use open-access research papers, by Elizabeth Gadd, Charles Oppenheim, and Steve Probets, Loughborough University. (UK)
RoMEO Studies 2: How academics want to protect their open-access research papers Elizabeth Gadd, Charles Oppenheim, and Steve Probets. Department of Information Science, Loughborough University.  (UK)
RoMEO Studies 1: The impact of copyright ownership on academic author self-archiving Elizabeth Gadd, Charles Oppenheim, and Steve Probets. Department of Information Science, Loughborough University (UK)

Articles.
Open Access Publishing Models: Opportunity or Threat to Scholarly and Academic Publishers. SCI200401 6 February 2004. Version 1.0, 28 Pages Shore Communications Inc. (US)
Comparing the Impact of Open Access (OA) vs. Non-OA Articles in the Same Journals. By Stevan Harnad & Tim Brody.   D-Lib Magazine June 2004 Volume 10 Number 6 ISSN 1082-9873 (UK)
The Santa Fe convention.  (Open Archives Initiative)  (US)
Stevan Harnad's Public E-print Archive: Cognitive Psychology Papers (University of Southampton) (UK)
How and Why to Free the Give Away Research Literature Keynote Speaker. 10th Australasian Information Online Conference. Sydney Australia, 13th to 22th January, 2001
E-prints: the future of scholarly communication? by Colin Steele.  inCite, October 2002.  (AU)
J. Willinsky (April 2003) Scholarly Associations and the Economic Viability of Open Access Publishing. Journal of Digital Information (JoDI) (ISSN: 1368-7506) v.4 issue 2. (UK)
Open Access: Restoring Scientific Communication to Its Rightful Owners: European Science Foundation Policy Briefing. April 2003.  Policy briefing emerging from two OAI workshops, co-sponsored by SPARC, held in Geneva, Switzerland October 2002. (US)
On the Transition of Journals to Open Access, by David Prosser, Director, SPARC Europe.  ARL Bimonthly Report 227. April 2003   Association of Research Libraries (US)
From there to here: a proposed mechanism for transforming journals from closed to open access.  [by] David C. Prosser. Learned Publishing (2003)16, 163–166 (UK)
U.K. Academics and Librarians Disagree Over Open Access Publishing, by Richard Poynder.  Information Today, Inc.  (UK)
(Mis)Leading Open Access Myths.  Open Access Now - Campaigning for freedom of research information.  (UK)
Open Access to Scholarly Publications: a Model for Enhanced Knowledge Management? Discussion Forum. gpgNet (The Global Network on Global Public Goods) Office of Development Studies, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The discussion forum on this issue will be open from 20 September through 4 October 2004. After the discussion closes, we will prepare a report with reflections on the debate, which will be published on this website. (US)
A Not-For-Profit Publisher’s Perspective on Open Access [by] Martin Frank, Margaret Reich and Alice Ra’anan. Accepted and forthcoming in Serials Review, volume 30, no.4: Special Focus on Open Access: Issues, Ideas, and Impact.ISSN 0098-7913 Publisher: Elsevier Science
Serials Review. Volume 30, Issue 4, Pages 257-381 (2004) Special Issue: Open Access 2004 Copyright © 2004 Elsevier Inc.
The Open Access brochure presents a more specific approach to change, by describing the benefits of open access to authors, readers, teachers, scholars, and scientists. © 2004 Association of College and Research Libraries, Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, SPARC Europe (US)
Open Access: Free for All -- or More Expensive for Everyone [by] Davis R. Worlock. This article is based upon a keynote presentation made at the ASIDIC Fall 2004 Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, September 20, 2004. Published in Volume 6, Number 2, October 2004 The Charleston Advisor © Copyright 2000-2001 (US)
A Model of Academic Journal Quality with Applications to Open-Access Journals [by] Mark J. McCabe [and] Christopher M. Snyder November 9, 2004 (US)
Issues in Scholarly Communication: Open Access.  Association of Research Libraries (US)
Do Open-Access Articles Have a Greater Research Impact? Kristin Antelman. College and Research Libraries September 2004, Vol. 65, No. 5 (full text available to current ACRL members only)  (US)
De Beer, Jennifer A. (2005) Open Access scholarly communication in South Africa : a role for National Information Policy in the National System of Innovation. MPhil, Department of Information Science, Stellenbosch University (South Africa) (ZA)
Variations on Open Access: a study of the financial and non-financial effects of  alternative business models for scholarly journals. ALPSP, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and HighWire Press are jointly funding a major study of the financial and non-financial effects of different forms of Open Access journal publishing. The research is being carried out by Kaufman-Wills Group, LLC (UK)
Open access self-archiving: An author study. Swan, Alma and Brown, Sheridan (Key Perspectives) (May, 2005) Technical Report, Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC),  UK FE and HE funding councils. (UK)
Subscription Subsidized Open Access & the Crisis in Scholarly Publishing.  Brian Simboli, LeHigh University (US)
Journal Publishing and Author Self-Archiving: Peaceful Co-Existence and Fruitful Collaboration: Open Access Archivangelism.   This is a reply to the public letter by Sally Morris, Executive Director of ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers) to Professor Ian Diamond, Chair, RCUK (Research Councils UK), concerning the RCUK proposal to mandate the web self-archiving of authors' final drafts of all journal articles resulting from RCUK-funded research, making them freely accessible to all researchers worldwide who cannot afford access to the official journal version, in order to maximise the usage and impact of the RCUK-funded research findings. Tim Berners-Lee (UK, Southampton & US, MIT) et al 22 August, 2005 (UK)

Scholarly Communication.

Projects / Resources.
ARL's Scholarly Communication.  Association of Research Libraries.
Scholarly Communication Readings (compiled by Madeleine McPherson)
Create Change A resource for faculty and librarian action to reclaim scholarly communication. Co-sponsored by: Association of Research Libraries, Association of College and Research Libraries, and SPARC with support from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation (US)
Create Change Brochure.  2nd ed  Washington, DC -- SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) (US)
CreateChange - Advocacy Kit.  sponsored by: Association of Research Libraries, Association of College and Research Libraries, and SPARC with support from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation (US)
Brochures. SPARC, ARL, and ACRL have developed brochures suitable for library outreach to scientists and scholars. The brochures support scholarly communication programs, such as campus mailings and meetings with academic departments.
Scholarly Communication Toolkit. An ACRL toolkit designed to support advocacy efforts that work toward changing the scholarly communication system and to provide information on scholarly communication issues for librarians, faculty, academic administrators, and other campus stakeholders. Association of College and Research Libraries: a division of the American Library Association (US)

Articles.
At the Speed of Thought: Pursuing Non-Commercial Alternatives to Scholarly Communication, by Mike Sosteric  (ARL Newsletter: A Bimonthly Newsletter of Research Library Issues and Actions Issue 200, October 1998 Special Issue on Journals)  (US)
The Case for Creating a Scholars Portal to the Web: A White Paper, by Jerry D. Campbell, Chief Information Officer and Dean of University Libraries, University of Southern California. ARL:  A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC Issue 211, August 2000 (US)
The Impact of Electronic Publishing on Scholarly Communication: A Forum on the Future, Carol Tenopir, University of Tennessee (Presentation) (US)
Comparing Patterns of Print and Electronic Journal Use in an Academic Health Science Library, David H. Morse, William A. Clintworth.  Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship Fall 2000
How Scientists Retrieve Publications:  An Empirical Study of How the Internet Is Overtaking Paper Media , by Bo-Christer BJÖRK and Ziga Turk. The Journal of Electronic Publishing December, 2000   Volume 6, Issue 2 ISSN 1080-2711 (US)
What Authors Want:  The ALPSP research study on the motivations and concerns of contributors to learned journals, Alma Swan & Sheridan Brown, Key Perspectives Ltd ISBN 090734120 9 The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers June 1999 (UK)
Economics of Scholarly Communication: A Discussion Paper Prepared for the  National Scholarly Communication Forum  By John Houghton. (Grounds of Inquiry: The Structures of Scholarly Communication in Australia.  National Scholarly Communications Forum  Round Table No 12. 
http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/aah/nscf/nscf_RT12.htm Canberra, 8 August 2001) (AU)
HOW MUCH INFORMATION 2003? Senior researchers: Peter Lyman and Hal R. Varian  Project coordinator: Kirsten Swearingen Researchers: Peter Charles, Nathan Good, Laheem Lamar Jordan, Joyojeet Pal  This study is an attempt to estimate how much new information is created each year.  This study was produced by faculty and students at the School of Information Management and Systems at the University of California at Berkeley. (US)
Optimizing the Transformation of Knowledge Dissemination: Towards a Canadian Research Strategy. 2003-2005 CARL/ABRC (Canadian Association of Research Libraries)  (CA)
The Transition of Scholarly Communications in Canada By Kathleen Shearer and Bill Birdsall.  Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL-ABRC) (CA)
An interview with [Colin Steele, former] Director of Scholarly Information Strategies, Australian National University.  18 Mar 2004 JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee)  (UK)
JISC/OSI JOURNAL AUTHORS SURVEY. Report Prepared by Key Perspectives Ltd [Alma P. Swan and Sheridan N. Brown] February 2004, Joint Information Systems Committee (UK)
Rethinking Scholarly Communication:  Building the System that Scholars Deserve. Herbert Van de Sompel, Los Alamos National Laboratory; John Erickson, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories; and Sandy Payette, Carl Lagoze, and Simeon Warner, Cornell University. D-Lib Magazine.  Volume 10 Number 9 ISSN 1082-9873 September, 2004.  (US)
Enhanced Public Access to NIH Research Information Notice Number: NOT-OD-04-064  (Also see NOT-OD-04-070) Release Date: September 3, 2004  Issued by National Institutes of Health (NIH) (US)
Towards an Integrated Knowledge Ecosystem: A Canadian Research Strategy.  A Report Submitted to the Canadian Association of Research Libraries / L'Association des bibliothèques de recherche du Canada (CARL/ABRC) January 2005 By the Study Research Team: Principal Investigator: William F. Birdsall et al.  (CA)
Transforming scholarly communication:  a Monash University perspective. Cathrine Harboe-Ree. 11th March, 2005 (AU)
Create Change: Enlisting Faculty in the Drive to Improve Scholarly Communication.  Presentation by  Rick Johnson • SPARC Enterprise Director. October 2000.

Scholarly Publishing.

Between a rock and a hard place: the big squeeze for small publishers.  Prosser D.C.  Learned Publishing, Volume 17, Number 1, 1 January 2004, pp. 17-22(6)
Collection Management and Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resource.  C J Armstrong Last update: 13 December 2000 Information Automation Limited (UK)
Costs and business models in scientific research publishing. A report commissioned by the Wellcome Trust. Compiled by SQW Limited, April 2004 (UK)
The Crisis in Scholarly Publishing in the Humanities, by John M. Unsworth. ARL Bimonthly Report 228, June 2003. Association of Research Libraries (US)
Designing Electronic Journals With 30 Years of Lessons from Print, by Carol Tenopir and Donald W. King.  The Journal of Electronic Publishing  December, 1998   Volume 4, Issue 2  ISSN 1080-2711 (US)
Gaining Independence:  A Manual for Planning the Launch of a Nonprofit Electronic Publishing Venture.  SPARC Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.  Version 1.0,April 2002 (US)
Information Access Alliance: Challenging anticompetitive behavior in academic publishing, by Mary M. Case. C&RL News, June 2004, Vol. 65, No. 6 (US)
Learned Publishing is the journal of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, and is published quarterly in January/April/July/October; ISSN 0953-1513 (successor to the Bulletin of ALPSP, founded 1977, ISSN 0260-9428). Full text of articles in Learned Publishing is now available online from volume 10 (1997) onwards. There is no charge or registration requirement.
New EU study probes the scientific publishing world.  6 July 2004.  Europa - Gateway to the European Union.  (EU)  Press Release.  An effective scientific publishing system for European research.  Brussels, 15 June 2004
Perspectives in Publishing - is a new occasional newsletter which aims to address generic issues in scholarly communication.  Elsevier Science.  (NL)
Principles for Emerging Systems of Scholarly Publishing.  May 10, 2000 - signatories include Shirley K. Baker and 35 others (ARL) (US)
Publishing economics [a bibliography].  ALPSP Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.  (UK)
Scholarly Publishing Practice: the ALPSP report on academic journal publishers’ policies and practices in online publishing, John Cox and Laura Cox, JOHN COX ASSOCIATES.  June 2003. ISBN: 0-907341-24-1  ASSOCIATION OF LEARNED AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY PUBLISHERS (UK)
Sponsorships for Nonprofit Scholarly & Scientific Journals: A Guide to Defining & Negotiating Successful Sponsorships. Crow R., SPARC Consulting Group (US)
 


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