SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications - 2009

From: David Prosser <david.prosser_at_BODLEY.OX.AC.UK>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 17:53:14 -0000

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Press Release

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


Award to Honour Leaders in Field of Scholarly Communications

17th March, 2009

For more information, contact: David Prosser,


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 Fourth
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 and the third in 2008 to Leo Waaijers.

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



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 20th April 2009. The Award will be present
at the CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication
(OAI6), ( to
be held in Geneva, Switzerland, 17-19 June 2009.

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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