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Archive for June, 2011

Open-access Journal Publishing Resource Index

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) recently launched an Open-access Journal Publishing Resource Index, which marshals documents on OA journal publishing from several online sources into one location.

Here is an overview from the SPARC press release:

The new index complements the rich existing resource center by pointing to relevant sections in existing open-access journal publishing guides and to sample journal proposals, policies, bylaws, and other documentation to help with planning, development, and collaboration issues. Topics covered include:

* New Journal Planning
* Journal Publishing Program Policies
* Governance
* Editorial
* Marketing & Promotion
* Technical Platforms
* Sustainability Planning

Each broad topic in the index includes several subtopics with tangible advice and examples.  For example, the section on Editorial Issues includes the following subsections:

* Establishing an Editorial Board & Editorial Board Structure
* Organization Chart Examples
* Editorial Policies & Management
* Peer Review Policies
* Peer Review Policy Examples
* Copyright & Licensing
* Copyright Policy Examples
* Author Agreement Examples
* ISSN & DOI Registration
* Journal and Website Design
* Developing Initial Content
* Sample Calls for Papers/Participation

The Open-access Journal Publishing Resource Index is a great starting point for anyone interested in creating an open access journal. Thanks, SPARC!

Joy Kirchner Announced ACRL visiting program officer

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

From ACRL insider:

To support its scholarly communications initiatives, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the 12-month appointment of Joy Kirchner as visiting program officer. Kirchner will play an integral role in supporting one of ACRL’s new strategic goals (ACRL Plan for Excellence), that will help librarians accelerate the transition to a more open system of scholarship. Kirchner will work with members and staff to develop a sustainable model for the Scholarly Communications 101 workshop, support the work of the Scholarly Communications Committee and develop other initiatives to advance ACRL’s work in this area.

Congratulations Joy.

PKP Conference: Early Bird Deadline Extended

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

A preliminary program is now available for the PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference 2011. It will take place September 26– 28, 2011 at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. The Early Bird Deadline for registration has been extended to June 13.

If you’re interested in hearing more about the past and future of the Public Knowledge Project, listen to CNI Podcast’s 12 minute interview with Brian Owen, SFU Library’s Associate University Librarian, Processing & Systems.