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See below for chronological listing of news items reporting on SPARC, and on issues of interest to the SPARC Community.


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November 25, 2014
By:
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 for the public to read, according to a recent statement.
November 24, 2014
By:
Michael Kozlowski
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funds thousands of health and research scientists to solve many of the worlds most dire issues.
November 24, 2014
By:
Annie Zak
One of the biggest private foundations in the world just took a step toward becoming more open with the research it funds.
November 24, 2014
By:
Carl Straumsheim
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will require grant recipients to make their research publicly available online -- a multibillion-dollar boost to the open access movement.
November 21, 2014
By:
Carl Straumsheim
Academic libraries can help promote the adoption of open educational resources, but ultimately the push for open content has to be about more than textbooks, advocates said this week during the Open Ed Conference.
November 21, 2014
By:
Jocelyn Kaiser
Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals.
November 16, 2014
By:
Hilda Bastian
“What is your generation going to do? You don’t have a choice. You will make a mark. Will it be the mark of apathy? Or will you make the internet what it could be?”
October 27, 2014
By:
Brittaney Warren
International event informed public on the presence of transparency in academia
October 24, 2014
By:
Scott Richard St. Louis
Sometimes when you hear people talk about open access in the humanities, they’ll say “open access is completely different in the humanities than in the sciences.” But I think this argument is painting with too broad a stroke. If you talk to scientists, you learn there are very different scholarly communications practices even within the sciences; high energy physicists don’t necessarily publish in the same way as zoologists or computer scientists. There may be more similarities between some scientific and some humanities disciplines than you might think.
October 20, 2014
By:
Nick Shockey
This year’s Generation Open theme for International Open Access Week celebrates these significant contributions that students and early career researchers are already making within the Open Access movement and highlights their importance as future faculty, administrators, publishers, and policymakers. Just as Open Access Week has continued to grow since students partnered with SPARC to found it in 2007, it will be exciting to watch the impact the next generation of scholars and researchers has in making Open Access the new default as they launch their careers, publish their own work openly, and make their voices heard.

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