20.449 award for achievements in scholarly communication

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 08:41:13 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 449.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 08:21:19 +0000
         From: David Prosser <david.prosser_at_BODLEY.OX.AC.UK>
         Subject: SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in
Scholarly Communications - 2007

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 =AD 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 Trust.
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 models.

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'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
to be held at CERN, Switzerland 18-20 April 2007.

<http://www.sparceurope.org/>SPARC Europe is an
alliance of 110 research-led university libraries
from 14 European countries. It is affiliated with
<http://www.arl.org/sparc/>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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