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SPARC maintains a variety of email lists and RSS feeds. See below for brief descriptions and subscription options. Members of the media, please contact our Director of Programs and Operations, Andrea Higginbotham at andrea [at] arl [dot] org, to receive press releases on public access to research and more.
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**NEW: SPARC Subject Repositories (SPARC-SR)
The SPARC Subject Repositories Forum (“SPARC-SR”) will enable subject repository managers, both inside and outside libraries, to share procedures and best practices, discuss possible joint projects, and support each other in providing access to an important realm of scholarly literature. Librarians, educators, researchers, policy makers, and others who have an interest in subject repositories are welcome to join and contribute. Membership is open. Submissions will be moderated and may be subscribed to in a feed or digest. Learn more.
Our monthly newsletter featuring the latest SPARC activities, an industry roundup, upcoming workshops and events, as well as articles related to developments in scholarly communication.
A public, moderated list for updates on the international movement toward taxpayer access to taxpayer- funded research.
Subscribe now: Send any message to <SPARC-Advocacy+subscribe [at] arl [dot] org>.
SPARC Author Rights Discussion Forum
SPARC-ARForum is a private and moderated venue for academic librarians to explore copyright and related issues in teaching and research – especially questions arising from the development of digital repositories and recent public access mandates. List membership is subject to approval and posts are moderated for appropriate topical content. Read more in our announcement.
To request membership in the SPARC Author Rights Forum, send any message to SPARC-ARForum+subscribe [at] arl [dot] org.
SPARC Institutional Repositories
The SPARC-IR list is a forum for discussion of practical questions and issues relating to the development and operation of institutional repositories. These digital collections capture and preserve the intellectual output of a single or multi-university community. SPARC-IR is a public, unmoderated list.
SPARC Open Access Newsletter
SOAN is a monthly newsletter authored by Peter Suber and offering news and analysis of the open access movement—the worldwide movement to disseminate scientific and scholarly research literature online, free of charge, and free of unnecessary licensing restrictions.
Subscribe now: Send any message to <SPARC-OANews+subscribe [at] arl [dot] org>.
SPARC Open Access Forum
(SOAF) is a discussion forum, moderated by Stacie Lemick, that accompanies the newsletter. Subscribers are invited to post questions, comments, and conversation about the open access movement, broadly conceived.
Subscribe now: Send any message to <SPARC-OAForum+subscribe [at] arl [dot] org>.
SPARC Open Data
The SPARC Open Data Email Discussion List provides a forum for participants to explore issues of access to digital data associated with peer-reviewed STM research. The list enables participants to debate issues of access to and re-use of research data that researchers or funders wish to see available for use by others. The list’s emphasis is on defining the scope of Open Data and collecting examples of desirable and undesirable practices.
Subscribe now: Send any message to <SPARC-OpenData+subscribe [at] arl [dot] org>.
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