Open Access

June 30, 2011

For blazing a new trail in open-access journals, inspiring broader change in scholarly publishing, and thriving along the way, SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has named the Public Library of Science’s (PLoS) PLoS ONE as the SPARC Innovator for June 2011.

April 24, 2012

In light of the recent, failed attempt to abridge access to scholarly articles via the Research Works Act (RWA), a growing number of researchers have expressed their frustration with the status quo in scholarly publishing, and are interested in learning about concrete actions that they can take to effect positive change. SPARC has prepared this resource for our members, to help you to engage your faculty and researchers, and talk with them about options for taking such action.

September 18, 2007

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) is expanding the SPARC Consulting Group with the addition of well-known advisor and commentator Greg Tananbaum.

March 12, 2012

List of Open Access Program and Speaker Slides

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