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This year’s Generation Open theme for International Open Access Week celebrates these significant contributions that students and early career...
Hundreds of events will take place across the globe to highlight the power that Open Access has to increase the impact of scientific and scholarly...
October 1, 2014Yesterday SPARC's Director of Open Education Nicole Allen testified at a New York City Council Higher Education Committee Hearing on Reducing the...

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Looking for an expert on Open Educational Resources (OER) to speak at an event but don’t know who to invite? SPARC is here to help! As a service to our member campuses, SPARC...

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