[SOAF] Updated Create Change Brochure Now Available (fwd)

Stevan Harnad harnad at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue Jan 6 10:45:41 EST 2004

Although this document, like its predecessor, devotes far, far too little
space and strategic explanation to the far, far larger, faster and surer
road to open access -- namely, author/institution self-archiving --
it is nevertheless a useful document!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2004 10:19:30 -0500
From: Peter Suber <peters at earlham.edu>
To: SPARC Open Access Forum <SPARC-OAForum at arl.org>
Subject: [SOAF] Updated Create Change Brochure Now Available

For Immediate Release
January 06, 2004

For more information, contact:
John D'Ignazio, john at arl.org


New Design Includes Updated Statistics, Highlights Open Access

Washington, DC -- SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources 
Coalition), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association 
of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) have published the second print 
edition of the popular Create Change brochure.  The new brochure's colorful 
design, larger format and revised text present up-to-date statistics on the 
stresses facing scholarly communication and offers options for action by 
scholars. It reflects the gathering momentum of the open access movement 
and recommends ways that faculty action can bring about constructive change.

Introduced in 2001 by SPARC, ARL and ACRL, Create Change 
(www.createchange.org), is a comprehensive advocacy resource with both 
print and online components. Librarians and campus administrators have used 
the Create Change brochure to raise scholar awareness of the impact that 
fast-rising journal prices has on scholarly communication. The brochure can 
be distributed in campus mailings and used in presentations to university 
departments or at educational programs on scholarly communication.

An electronic copy of the revised brochure is available on the Create 
Change web site at www.createchange.org/resources/brochure.html .

Print copies of the Create Change brochure can be purchased in bundles of 
50 copies for US $10 per bundle (to cover shipping and handling charges) by 
emailing arl at pmds.com. For further information or if you wish to place a 
large order, please contact the SPARC Communications Specialist, John 
D'Ignazio, at john at arl.org.


SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and SPARC 
Europe are initiatives of universities, research libraries, and library 
organizations that support increased competition in scholarly publishing. 
SPARC publishing partnerships and educational activities encourage expanded 
dissemination of research and reduced financial pressure on libraries. 
Worldwide membership currently includes 277 institutions and organizations. 
SPARC is located on the web at www.arl.org/sparc. SPARC Europe is at .

The Association of Research Libraries is a nonprofit organization of 124 
research libraries in North America. ARL programs and services promote 
equitable access to and effective use of recorded knowledge in support of 
teaching, research, scholarship, and community service.

The Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the 
American Library Association, is a professional association of academic 
librarians and other interested individuals. ACRL currently has a 
membership of approximately 12,400, accounting for nearly 20 percent of the 
total ALA membership. ACRL provides a broad range of professional services 
and programs for a diverse membership.

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