SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications - 2007

From: David Prosser <david.prosser_at_BODLEY.OX.AC.UK>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 17:27:08 -0000

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Press Release

SPARC Europe Announces Call-for-Nominations for the Second Award for
Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications


Award to Honour Leaders in Field of Scholarly Communications

February 12, 2007

For more information, contact: David Prosser,


Oxford, UK &#8212; SPARC Europe (Scholarly Publishing and Academic
Resources Coalition), a leading organization of European research
libraries, today announced the opening of nominations for the Second
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

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

Interesting new projects or products

Implementation of policies that promote new scholarly communication



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 outline of the nominee&#8217;s work)
should be sent to David Prosser, Director of SPARC Europe no later than
23rd February 2007. The Award will be present at OAI5 - the 5th Workshop
on Innovations in Scholarly Communication,
( to be held at CERN, Switzerland 18-20
April 2007.

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.


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