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Abby Clobridge
As he explained, “[Paywalls are] creating a fundamental barrier between academics and everyone else—kids, the public. … It’s a problem for everyone.”
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Susannah Locke
Starting in January 2017, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will require all of the research it funds to be published in a manner that is free...
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Michael Kozlowski
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funds thousands of health and research scientists to solve many of the worlds most dire issues.

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Upcoming SPARC Events

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14
Joint SPARC-COAR Conference   Location: Porto, Portugal
Jan
31
The Integration of Open Education Resources into your Library   Location: Chicago, IL - ALA Midwinter Conference
Jan
29
Tackling Textbook Costs through Open Educational Resources: A Primer   Location: Chicago, IL - ALA Midwinter Conference

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