At each of the semiannual conferences held by the American Library Association (ALA), SPARC and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conduct a meeting to introduce emerging issues in scholarly communication or explore paths for implementing new policies. The forum, which is open to all ALA meeting registrants, features a panel of experts who each present and discuss questions from the audience. The forum program is planned by the SPARC staff and approved by the SPARC steering committee.
View details on previous forums for access to presentation slides, videos, and podcasts. Questions on the SPARC-ACRL Forum may be directed to sparc [at] arl [dot] org.
Midwinter - Life Beyond the Impact Factor: The Promise and Perils of Article Level Metrics
Midwinter - Getting the Rights Right
Annual - Campus Open Access Funds: The State of Play
Midwinter - Marketplace: Open Access and the changing state of scholarly publishing
Annual - Focusing on the Berlin Open Access Declaration
Midwinter - The ebook transition: Collaborations and innovations behind open-access monographs
Annual - State of play: “Big Moves” to create change in scholarly communication (No slides or recording for this event)
Midwinter - The transformative potential of Open Educational Resources
Annual - Rough waters: Navigating hard times in the scholarly communication marketplace
Midwinter - Working with the Facebook Generation: Engaging student views on access to scholarship
Annual - Campus Open Access Policies: The Harvard Experience and How to Get There
Midwinter - Public Access: Emerging Federal Research Access Policies and How They'll Affect Your Library
Annual - Course check: A conversation with three open access publishers about the challenges of sustainability
Midwinter - Authors and Authority: Perspectives and Negotiating Licenses and Copyright
Annual - Open Data
Midwinter - In the Public Interest: Open Access and Public Policy
Annual - Three Big Ideas Transforming Scholarly Communication
Midwinter - Open Access: Getting From Here to There
Annual - Scholarly Communication in the Humanities: Does Open Access Apply?
Midwinter - And Then There Was One: Industry Consolidation in Journal Publishing and What it Means for Libraries
Annual - Creating Change: Best Practices in Campus Advocacy
Midwinter - Academic Institutions Transforming Scholarly Communications
Annual - Open Access to Scholarship: Paths for Libraries
Midwinter - Creating Change: Tailoring a Campaign to Fit Your Community
Annual - Outward Bound: Effecting Change in Scholarly Communication from Outside the Library
Annual - Are You Ready to Create Change?