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ACRL Comments on AAUP report Academic Freedom and Electronic Communications

January 14th, 2014 · Comments Off · Higher Education, Scholarly Communication

On Friday, January 10, ACRL submitted comments to the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) on its updated draft report Academic Freedom and Electronic Communications. ACRL suggested that the draft report can be strengthened in two important areas: by addressing author options to retain their rights under copyright when publishing and the importance of fair […]

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SPARC and ACRL Announce Forum Speakers for ALA MW

January 10th, 2014 · Comments Off · Events, Scholarly Communication

Please join SPARC and ACRL for a joint forum on Saturday, January 25, 2014, from 3:30-5:00 pm on the topic: “Connecting Articles and Data to Expand Open Access to Research.” Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of CNI, will lead a discussion with experts from the library, publishing and data communities exploring this topic. The program will […]

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Confused about copyright? Tweet your questions Jan. 7th

December 30th, 2013 · Comments Off · Scholarly Communication

From the ALA Washington Office District Dispatch blog: Can you legally photocopy pages from that textbook? Can students legally remix music for school assignments? What does fair use mean, and how can it be applied in the school library or classroom? If you are a school librarian or educator who is confused by copyright law, […]

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Save the Date: January 25, ACRL-SPARC Forum at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia

December 5th, 2013 · Comments Off · Conferences, Events, Scholarly Communication

Connecting Articles and Data to Expand Open Access to Research While libraries have been managing open access repositories of articles for more than a decade, making research data openly accessible presents new challenges and opportunities. Similarly, open access journal publishing is an established publishing model, while models for openly accessible data repositories are still emerging. The […]

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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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