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Subject: Viktiga svenska insatser för skapandet av ny förlagsorganisation
From: Jan Szczepanski <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 23 Sep 2008 13:06:02 +0200

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På SPARC Open Access Forum informerades i torsdags om bildandet av
en ny förlagsorganisation Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association
(OASPA) Svenska företrädare har haft en framträdande och pådrivande

Lars Björnshauge från Lunds Universitets Bibliotek har representerat
SPARC Europe och ett speciellt tack framförs till Caroline Sutton från
det svenska OA-förlaget Co-Action Publishing.

Skapandet av en professionell internationell organisation är en stor
framgång för OA-rörelsen och ytterligare ett bevis på att rörelsen
har mognat.


Här är den fullständiga texten från SPARC

This spring Gunter Eysenbach and I proposed forming a professional 
organization for open access publishers. At about the same time a number 
of the major professional open access publishers had also begun working 
towards this goal. We have been working together to develop a set of 
bylaws and a plan for the organization over the summer. I wanted to 
update you on our progress in forming what we are calling the Open 
Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). I apologize for the 
lack of updates for several months. We had a difficult period working 
out the structure and governance process for OASPA and the proposed 
organization was in flux. It seemed best to wait until there was more 
clarity in how OASPA would evolve before providing an update to the OA 
community. I am pleased to say that we have made a great deal of 
progress and intend to announce the launch of OASPA on SPARC Open Access 
Day, October 14, 2008. We hope to have the web site in operation and 
begin the process of accepting applications for membership at that 
point. We are tentatively planning of organizing a membership meeting 
next spring where a permanent board of directors can be elected and a 
set of bylaws formally adopted by the membership. The draft bylaws are 
currently being revised but should be available with the launch of the 
organization. Voting memberships will be open to organizations that 
publish open access journals including professional publishers, 
individual or groups of scholar/researchers who publish OA journals 
without full-time professionals, academic/research libraries, university 
presses and other organizations that publish OA journals. Membership 
will be contingent on adhering to a code of conduct that we intend to 
ensure a high level of integrity in the operation of OA journals 
published by the member organizations. Voting membership and 
representation on the board of directors will also be available to 
organizations such as SPARC that are not publishers but provide key 
support and services to open access publishing. I also want to thank the 
group of colleagues who have worked on developing the plan for OASPA:
Lars Björnshauge (SPARC Europe)
Matthew Cockerill (BMC)
Gunther Eysenback (Journal of Medical Internet Research)
Ahmed Hindawi (Hindawi)
Kevin Haggerty (Canadian Journal of Sociology)
Mark Patterson (PLOS)
Paul Peters (Hindawi)
Martin Rasmussen (Copernicus)
Bas Savenije (SPARC Europe) I particularly like to thank Caroline Sutton 
from Co-Action Publishing who worked closely with me to keep the process 
moving and David Prosser of SPARC Europe who not only provided valuable 
input in the discussion but through SPARC Europe has provided support 
that is making it possible to launch OASPA. David Solomon (Medical 
Education Online)

De åsikter som framförs här är mina personliga 
och inte ett uttryck för Göteborgs universitets-
biblioteks hållning

Opinions expressed here are my own and not
that of Göteborgs universitetsbibliotek

Jan Szczepanski
Förste bibliotekarie 
Goteborgs universitetsbibliotek 
Box 222
SE 405 30 Goteborg, SWEDEN 
Tel: +46 31 7861164 Fax: +46 31 163797 
E-mail: [log in to unmask]


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