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Yesterday SPARC's Director of Open Education Nicole Allen testified at a New York City Council Higher Education Committee Hearing on Reducing the Cost of College...
Kumar Garg and Colleen V. Chien, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
“Because we know that education is a cornerstone for progress…we’re going to do more to help citizens in other countries, especially students, access...
The Economist
IN 2001 a meeting on scientific publishing held in Budapest by what was then called the Open Society Institute (now the Open Society Foundation)...

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This resource provides examples of how institutions, companies, organizations and state governments across North America are working to expand the use, creation and improvement of...

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