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Entries Tagged as 'Scholarly Communication'

Oppose Delay to Public Access of Federally Funded Research

November 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Advocacy, Scholarly Communication

Currently circulating in U.S. Congress is the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science and Technology Act of 2013 (FIRST) Act. One provision of the bill – Section 302 – would undercut federal agencies’ ability to effectively implement the widely-supported White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Directive on Public Access to the Results of Federally […]

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Libraries Applaud Dismissal of Google Book Search Case

November 14th, 2013 · Comments Off · Scholarly Communication

Washington, DC—After eight years of litigation, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York today upheld the fair use doctrine when the court dismissed Authors Guild v. Google, a  case that questioned the legality of Google’s searchable book database. The Library Copyright Alliance—which is comprised of the American Library Association, the Association […]

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Deadline 11/13 – Apply to host workshop “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement”

November 7th, 2013 · Comments Off · Events, Scholarly Communication

Are you interested in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly communication system and acting as a change agent in your higher education community? ACRL can bring the day-long workshop, “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement” to your campus, consortia, or chapter. Apply now to host the workshop, once again offered at a subsidized rate to 5 locations across the […]

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Apply by Nov. 13 to Host ACRL 2014 Scholarly Communication Workshop as Road Show

October 8th, 2013 · Comments Off · Scholarly Communication

Today’s academic and research librarians increasingly act as change agents in the higher education community. Nowhere is this more true than in the realm of open access and scholarly communication. To help empower our community in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly communication system, ACRL is once again taking its popular scholarly “Scholarly Communications: From […]

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Upcoming ACRL Webcast: Developing and Implementing Open Access Policies

October 1st, 2013 · Comments Off · eLearning, Scholarly Communication

Join ACRL for the e-Learning webcast, “Developing and Implementing Open Access Policies: Bring your questions,” on Tuesday, October 22 (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central).  Offered during International Open Access Week, this ACRL e-Learning webcast makes for an ideal OA week event. Gather a group on your campus and participate together as two experienced practitioners describe […]

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New Timing for ACRL Scholarly Communication Workshop

September 17th, 2013 · Comments Off · Events, Scholarly Communication

Once again, ACRL will underwrite its popular workshop  “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement” and offer a partial subsidy on a competitive basis for five hosts in 2014. New this year, we are shifting the timeline to make it easier to host the workshop, led by two expert presenters and updated regularly to meet the […]

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Ask Your Members of Congress to Co-Sponsor FASTR Act

June 10th, 2013 · Comments Off · Advocacy, Scholarly Communication

On February 14, 2013, the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act was introduced in the Senate by Senators Cornyn (R-TX) and Wyden (D-OR) and in the House by Representatives Doyle (D-PA) and Yoder (R-KS). Previously known as the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA), this is a bill that will accelerate scientific […]

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Speakers Announced for Upcoming SPARC-ACRL Forum at ALA in Chicago

May 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Conferences, Events, Scholarly Communication

Please join SPARC and ACRL for our 11th annual forum, which will take place on Saturday, June 29th at 3pm at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel – Grand A, during the ALA Annual Conference. Understanding the Implications of Open Education:  MOOCs and More The open access movement has focused on making scholarship freely available, expanding […]

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ACRL Supports Accelerating Science Award Program

May 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off · Scholarly Communication

ACRL has joined major sponsors Public Library of Science, Wellcome Trust, and Google to launch the Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP), which recognizes individuals who have applied scholarly research – published through open access – to innovate in any field and benefit society. The award program seeks nominations of individuals who have used, applied, or […]

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“Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy”

March 26th, 2013 · Comments Off · Information Literacy, Publications, Scholarly Communication

ACRL announces the publication of a new white paper, “Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment,” written by a working group of leaders from many areas of the association. This white paper explores and articulates three intersections between scholarly communication and information literacy: economics of the distribution […]

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