November 20, 2015

Today, SPARC joined other leaders in the global OER movement to release Foundations for OER Strategy Development. This collaboratively-written document provides a concise analysis of where the global OER movement currently stands: what the common threads are, where the greatest opportunities and challenges lie, and how we can more effectively work together as a community.

November 19, 2015

“The Right to Read is the Right to Mine…”

Those words are not only the tagline for an innovative text and data mining project called ContentMine, but are also a crucial component of the definition of Open Access. 

October 29, 2015

Today the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced a new campaign to encourage schools to adopt free, openly licensed educational materials, capping off a historic month of developments for the U.S.

October 27, 2015

Today the White House released its 2016-2017 Open Government National Action Plan, which includes commitments to expand access to open educational resources and the results of federally funded research.

October 19, 2015

Today marks the beginning of the 8th International Open Access Week, which will be celebrated at hundreds of events across more than 50 countries around the world. This week, the Open Access community will raise awareness, celebrate progress, and lay the foundation for continued collective efforts to advance Open Access for the rest of the year.

October 19, 2015

Announcing the Open Access Spectrum (OAS) Evaluation Tool
New Service Will Quantitatively Document Journals' Degrees of Openness

October 07, 2015

This piece originally appeared in The Huffington Post.

August 17, 2015

Latin America is one of the world’s most progressive regions in terms of open access and adoption of sustainable, cooperative models for disseminating research; models that ensure that researchers and citizens have access to the results of research conducted in their region.