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SPARC introduces "Gaining Independence"
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- Subject: SPARC introduces "Gaining Independence"
- From: Alison Buckholtz <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2002 13:37:30 EST
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SPARC has introduced Gaining Independence: A Manual for Planning the Launch of a Nonprofit Electronic Publishing Venture. This new publication, available on the Web free of charge at http://www.arl.org/sparc/GI, is a detailed, step-by-step guide leading readers through the creation of a business plan for start-up and early-stage electronic publishing ventures, including digital repositories and journals. Gaining Independence will help universities, libraries, societies and others conceive, plan and implement alternatives to commercially published scholarly and scientific information. It provides background on relevant electronic publishing models and focuses especially on areas of business planning that may be unfamiliar to those considering new communications initiatives. The manual includes sections on: Situational Assessment and Strategic Response; Technology and Technical Considerations; Markets, Marketing and Sales; Organization; Finances; and the Financial Plan and Operating Plan. A detailed appendix links readers to pertinent resources. Gaining Independence complements Declaring Independence: A Guide to Creating Community-Controlled Science Journals, which SPARC and the Triangle Research Libraries Network introduced in early 2001. Declaring Independence is available on the Web at http://www.arl.org/sparc/DI and the printed handbook is available free of charge by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Gaining Independence is also a follow-on to Create Change: New Systems of Scholarly Communication, an issues-based brochure and Web resource available at http://www.createchange.org. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Alison Buckholtz Associate Enterprise Director SPARC -- The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition 21 Dupont Circle, Ste. 800, Washington, DC 20036 USA T: 202 296 2296 x115 * F: 202 872 0884 * E: email@example.com http://www.arl.org/sparc http://www.sparceurope.org http://www.arl.org/sparc/DI http://www.createchange.org