Open Access

February 22, 2013

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) today applauded President Obama for issuing a landmark Directive to ensure that the results of taxpayer-funded research – both articles and data – are made available to the general public to freely access and fully use.

October 14, 2010

Marketing, partnerships, small-scale subject repositories, customer service, multidimensional image data, curation micro-services, and liberating folklore journals are just a few of the topics to be tackled in two minutes or less at the SPARC 2010 Digital Repositories Meeting Innovation Fair. SPARC, in partnership with SPARC Europe and SPARC Japan/National Institute of Informatics, is hosting the next installment of this popular meeting on November 8 & 9, 2010 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.

July 20, 2007

Washington, DC – April 7, 2008 – SPARC, in partnership with SPARC Europe and SPARC Japan/National Institute of Informatics, announces the SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2008, to be held November 17-18, 2008 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.

December 01, 2009

Three ambitious initiatives to deliver free online access to scholarly monographs will be featured at the next installment of the SPARC-ACRL forum, “The ebook transition: Collaborations and innovations behind open-access monographs.” The forum, co-sponsored by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), will be held in conjunction with the Boston meeting of the American Library Association in January.

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.

February 14, 2013

The bipartisan Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR) was introduced in Congress on February 14, 2013. Co-sponsored in the Senate by Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) and in the House of Representatives by Reps.

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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