New Open Access Resource Center Launched by Copyright Clearance Center in Partnership with ALPSP

    (CCC), a not-for-profit organization creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work for everyone, has launched an Open Access Resource Center in partnership with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)

    “Around the world, open access is changing scholarly and scientific publishing, not only for publishers of all sizes, but also for authors, librarians, content users, funders and others,” said Roy Kaufman, Managing Director of New Ventures, CCC. “The Open Access Resource Center aims to be a comprehensive resource for all things open access to make it easy for the marketplace to stay on top of the latest developments. We are very excited to be partnering with ALPSP on this effort.”

    “ALPSP members are committed to making content open access in the way their research communities need it, but keeping track of current thinking and policy developments on open access from across the globe can seem nigh-on impossible at times. This resource will help them access the information they need to make those decisions,” said Audrey McCulloch, Chief Executive, ALPSP. “We are delighted to work with CCC on this project, which has brought its considerable expertise to bear on getting the site up and running.”

    The resource center includes links to the latest open access news, reports, whitepapers, webinars and websites. Users can complete the feedback surveyto add suggestions for what they would like to see included going forward.

    CCC is hosting a free webinar featuring McCulloch on January 16 to discuss the resource center as well as how ALPSP members are working with their communities to address their OA needs.

    CCC, named one of “10 to Watch” by information industry analyst Outsell in its 2013 Open Access Market Report, has been helping publishers improve the author experience in collecting APCs for over six years. CCC hosts webinars and podcasts on many aspects of Open Access and works with organizations such as the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) on creating standards around Open Access.