Open Access

December 01, 2008

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) have announced that the SPARC-ACRL Forum at the 2009 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Colorado, will examine “The transformative potential of Open Educational Resources.”

May 23, 2012

A community-driven petition calling for the Obama Administration to open up the results of taxpayer-funded scientific research by making journal articles freely available online has opened remarkably strong. The petition, which calls for Public Access to all Federally Funded Research, was posted to the White House "We the People" website just two and half days ago, with the aim of securing 25,000 signatures within 30 days.

February 10, 2014

Open Library Letter on “Journal Usage Half-Life” and Embargo Periods.

March 09, 2007

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has reorganized and redesigned its Web site to better serve the scholarly communications community. The site ( has been refined to facilitate access to the multitude of SPARC resources created for libraries, publishers, authors, and the media.

July 11, 2013

Academics invited to publish papers, solicit reviews on new scholarly site.


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