Open Access

July 02, 2014

SPARC and the World Bank will co-host the official kickoff event for International Open Access Week 2014 with a reception to follow. The event will be held at the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington, DC with a live webcast for online participation around the world.

February 06, 2008

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has issued SERU: A Shared Electronic Resource Understanding, which codifies best practices for the sale of e-resources without licenses and is freely available from http://www.niso.org/committees/seru/. SERU offers publishers and librarians the opportunity to save both the time and the costs associated with a negotiated and signed license agreement by agreeing to operate within a framework of shared understanding and good faith. Publication of SERU follows a trial-use period of June through December 2007, during which time librarians and publishers reported--all positively--on their experiences using the draft document.

March 20, 2012

Fresh on the heels of yesterday’s well-attended Congressional briefing on the issue of public access to the results of taxpayer funded research, 24 new bipartisan co-sponsors have officially been added to the roster of supporters for H.R. 4004, The Federal Research Public Access Act.

July 23, 2012

Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) – First Annual Report

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