Open Access

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. 
September 11, 2006

Publishing cooperatives — owned, controlled, and benefiting non–profit publishers — would provide an organizational and financial structure well suited to balancing society publishers’ twin imperatives of financial sustainability and mission fulfillment. Market challenges and structural constraints often render it difficult for small society publishers to compete individually. Publishing cooperatives would allow society publishers to remain independent while operating collectively to overcome both structural and strategic disadvantages and to address the inefficiencies in the market for academic journals. Publishing cooperatives can provide a scaleable publishing model that aligns with the values of the academy while providing a practical financial framework capable of sustaining society publishing programs.

May 26, 2011

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) today released a free online Open Access Journal Publishing Resource Index with information and documents to support the launch and operation of an open-access journal. Materials in the index will help libraries, presses, and other academic units on campuses as they work together to make the work of their researchers more widely available.

August 15, 2007

Tim Mark writes "The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) today announced the release of the SPARC Canadian Author Addendum, a new tool for authors in Canada to retain key rights to the journal articles they publish.

May 21, 2010

Open Access Week (OAW) 2010 has been declared for October 18th to 24th and promises to be the biggest event of its kind so far. Already, participation promises to exceed previous years’, which included hundreds of campuses and research organizations in dozens of countries.

September 17, 2009

Open Access Week began as a National Day of Action organized by students. The now-annual international event, which raises awareness of Open Access among researchers, administrators, librarians, and students alike – and has been celebrated by campuses in 30 countries – was inspired by the singular energy and demand for targeted action that characterizes these young advocates.

January 30, 2013

While the debate continues over U.S. federal policies to ensure the results of scientific research are openly accessible online, a key group of critical, private research funders has moved quietly and steadily to make such policies a reality.

May 03, 2006

A smoldering debate over whether taxpayers should have free access to the results of federally financed research intensified yesterday with the introduction of Senate legislation that would mandate that the information be posted on the Internet.

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