SPARC & Johns Hopkins Launch Resource Analyzing US Data Sharing Policies

Update from SPARC yesterday:

SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University Libraries, is pleased to release a new resource for tracking, comparing, and understanding U.S. federal funder research data sharing policies.  This free tool, launched today, provides a detailed analysis of 16 federal agency responses to the directive issued by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research.  Specifically, the new resource focuses on how these agencies intend to make the digital data associated with the projects they fund available for access and reuse.

Read more here:


Fair Use and Google Books

Big news today!

via SPARC: 

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Author’s Guild Challenge on Google Books decision. Fair Use takes the day.

via Nancy Sims (Copyright Librarian @ University of Minnesota)

Supreme Court Denies Cert in Authors Guild v. Google

via The Washington Post


Why did I choose those journals to publish in?

Palaeontologist, and PhD candidate at Imperial College, Jon Tennant breaks down ten papers published 10 different ways, all of which have Open Access copies available.

What I want to provide here are reasons for the choices I made of where to publish in order of time throughout my PhD, and the associated costs with that. Indicated costs are the APCs, or article processing charges, unless stated otherwise.

Source: Why did I choose those journals to publish in?