Open Access

January 01, 2013
1. News from SPARC and the Alliance for Taxpayer Access
August 28, 2008

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), the Public Library of Science (PLoS), and Students for FreeCulture have jointly announced the first international Open Access Day. Building on the worldwide momentum toward Open Access to publicly funded research, Open Access Day will create a key opportunity for the higher education community and the general public to understand more clearly the opportunities of wider access and use of content.

January 18, 2012

In a move that completes a year-long strategic restructuring of SPARC’s operations in Europe, Dr. Alma Swan has been appointed to the position of Director of European Advocacy, and Lars Bjørnshauge has been named SPARC’s Director of European Library Relations.

March 17, 2008

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) have released a new, short video to help librarians effectively engage disciplinary faculty and researchers on the topic of author rights. Starting a conversation with faculty researchers about securing their rights as authors is timelier than ever, given the new NIH Public Access Policy.

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