CHANGE IN SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING
Library will be hosting an open meeting by the SPARC Europe
alliance on 6th March, where SPARC Assistant Director Julia
Blixrud will speak about the current scholarly publishing
crisis and the emerging alternatives available. SPARC is
a world-wide alliance of research institutions, libraries
and organisations dedicated to encouraging competition in
the scholarly publishing market. This meeting will be the
first in a series of events organised by the Library as
part of a new Scholarly Publication Forum, which aims to
raise awareness of the current crisis in scholarly publishing
and the growing range of alternatives available.
is the crisis in scholarly publishing?
existing system for scholarly publication, developed over
decades in a print environment, is no longer appropriate.
Radical ideas are under discussion. Should this University
aim to be at the forefront of UK universities in encouraging
new forms of publication such as the establishment of an
institutional open-access archive of preprints? Can you,
through your academic contacts, help the establishment of
new ejournals to challenge the status quo? The Scholarly
Publication Forum will address these and similar issues.
meeting on Wednesday 6th March will be at 12.30pm
- 2pm in the Edward Boyle Library Conference Room, with
tea/coffee available from 12.15pm. If you plan to attend,
please notify firstname.lastname@example.org
or ring ext: 35501, so that we can make appropriate arrangements.
Future meetings will be announced on the research mailing
lists maintained by RSU; if you are not on any of these
lists and would like to be kept informed of future Scholarly
Publications Forum events, please send a message "subscribe
scholpub-list" to email@example.com
. For more information, or if you have suggestions for future
meetings of the Forum, please contact Tracey Stanley or
Pam Davies in the Brotherton Library or see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/scholpub/.