Campus Policies

August 05, 2009

Last month, the University of Kansas became the first public university in the U.S. to adopt a policy to ensure free and open access to the results of the institution’s research outputs. As a growing number of colleges and universities embark on the path toward an institutional open-access policy, SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) invites libraries to take advantage of a new Web resource built to leverage experience gained in establishing such policies to date.

November 29, 2012
SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) is pleased to announce the dates for our second biennial North American meeting on Open Access on March 2-4, 2014 in Kansas City. 
October 26, 2012

To close Open Access Week 2012, we’re excited to announce our video collaboration with PhD Comics to produce “Open Access Explained!”. The comic-style animated video is a great resource to explain the basics of Open Access and why it’s important to friends, family, and colleagues. Take a look, and help us spread the word about Open Access throughout the research community and to the public at large!

December 11, 2007

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has recognized five student leaders as the new SPARC Innovators. Hailed as “Agents of Change,” students point to the promise of a more open system for information sharing.

November 06, 2007

Faculty aren’t the only users of the schol-arly communication system. Students alsodepend on it for their education, research,and to disseminate their own ideas. Andstudents, like faculty, have taken action tobroaden access to the academic literatureand maximize the value of this importantresource. Libraries should seek to engagestudents as change makers in the scholarly communication system.

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