21.333 nominations for SPARC Award; comment to ACRL on scholarly communication

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 06:43:24 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 333.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: David Prosser <david.prosser_at_BODLEY.OX.AC.UK> (54)
         Subject: SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in
                 Scholarly Communications - 2008

   [2] From: Kara Malenfant <kmalenfant_at_ALA.ORG> (53)
         Subject: ACRL invites comment on scholarly communication
                 research agenda

         Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2007 06:26:19 +0000
         From: David Prosser <david.prosser_at_BODLEY.OX.AC.UK>
         Subject: SPARC Europe Award for
Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications - 2008

Press Release
SPARC Europe Announces Call-for-Nominations for
the Third Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications

Award to Honour Leaders in Field of Scholarly Communications
November 5, 2008

For more information, contact: David Prosser, david.prosser_at_bodley.ox.ac.uk

Oxford, UK SPARC Europe (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources
Coalition), a leading organization of European research libraries, today
announced the opening of nominations for the Third SPARC Europe Award
for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications. Launched in
2006, this annual Award recognises an individual or group within Europe
that has made significant advances in our understanding of the issues
surrounding scholarly communications and/or in developing practical
means to address the problems with the current systems. The First Award,
in 2006, was presented to the Wellcome Trust, with the second in 2007
going to the SHERPA group. Nominations are open to all who have made
major contributions in the field of scholarly communications, and the
judging panel, formed from members of the SPARC Europe Board of
Directors, particularly wishes to receive nominations for individuals or
groups working in any of the following areas:

Research that helps illuminate the scholarly communications landscape
Advocacy for new models of scholarly communications
Development of new tools to aid scholarly
communication (e.g. repository software)
Interesting new projects or products
Implementation of policies that promote new scholarly communication models.

Nominations may come from any part of the world, but nominees should
work mainly within Europe. (Self-nominations will not be accepted.)
Preference will be given to activity within the past two years.
Nominations, together with a short (approximately 500 words) outline of
the nominee’s work, should be sent to David Prosser, Director of SPARC
Europe no later than 21st December 2007. The Award will be present at
the Fourth Nordic Conference on Scholarly Communications,
(http://www.lub.lu.se/en/ncsc.html) to be held at Lund University,
Sweden, 21-23 April 2008.

SPARC Europe is an alliance of 110 research-led university libraries
from 14 European countries. It is affiliated with SPARC based in
Washington, D.C., which represents over 200 institutions, mainly in
North America. SPARC Europe and SPARC work to develop and promote new
models of scholarly communication that increase the access to and
utility of the research literature.

         Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2007 06:27:15 +0000
         From: Kara Malenfant <kmalenfant_at_ALA.ORG>
         Subject: ACRL invites comment on
scholarly communication research agenda

Contact: Kara Malenfant

Contact: Kara Malenfant

November 5, 2007

ACRL invites comment on scholarly communication research agenda

CHICAGO A new report by the Association of College and Research
Libraries (ACRL) explores the gaps in our understanding of the ways that
scholars create and share new knowledge. The report lays out a
preliminary research agenda for creating greater understanding of the
rapidly evolving system of scholarly communication the way research
results and new knowledge are registered, evaluated for quality,
disseminated and preserved. Meaningful research about the system of
scholarly communication will inform strategic planning for scholarly
communication programs.

The white paper, "Establishing a Research Agenda for Scholarly
Communication: A Call for Community Engagement," encourages academics,
librarians and their key partners to gather more data on practices that
both enable and inhibit the production of scholarship and its
communication. The report identifies eight themes, with research
possibilities in each area.

The paper resulted from a one-day invitational meeting in July 2007, to
collectively brainstorm the evidence needed to manage and influence the
changing environment. Attendees included representatives from ACRL, the
Association of Research Libraries, the Council on Library and
Information Resources, the Coalition for Networked Information, Ithaka,
the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and
Academic Resources Coalition). ACRL scholarly communication committee
co-chairs John Ober of the University of California and Joyce Ogburn of
the University of Utah convened the meeting and discuss the report at

The document is available online for public comment at
http://www.acrl.ala.org/scresearchagenda. Please submit comments
--Refine or expand the need for research, important issues and
possible projects.
-- Identify additional articles and reports that collectively form a
knowledge base from which the research agenda emerges more clearly.
-- Suggest ways to conduct the research.
-- Volunteer to participate or collaborate in a specific research
-- Propose additional avenues of distribution for the report.

Confidential comments may be emailed to John Ober at John.Ober_at_ucop.edu
or Joyce Ogburn at Joyce.Ogburn_at_utah.edu.

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA),
representing more than 13,500 academic and research librarians and
interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership
organization in North America that develops programs, products and
services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians.
Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the
role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research
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