Open Access

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

The drive for free public access to publicly funded research is in high gear in the U.S., Canada, and around the globe. For scientists and scholars, it promises not just to change the norms for how research is shared, but also to open new avenues for how it is conducted. The implications for academic and research libraries are no less profound, as the possibility of new and expanded roles in the research process emerge. The popular SPARC-ACRL Forum looks at what the changes mean for libraries.

June 01, 2012
 1. News from SPARC and the Alliance for Taxpayer Access
January 10, 2012

Presenters have been announced for “Getting the rights right for the future of scholarly communication,” a timely panel discussion hosted by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and set for the upcoming meeting of the American Library Association (ALA) in Dallas, TX. The forum will be held Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Dallas Convention Center, room A201/202.

May 09, 2012

The next SPARC-ACRL Forum, "Campus Open Access Funds: The State of Play" will be held at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA, on Saturday, June 23rd, from 4:00-5:30pm in the Grand Ballroom South at the Disneyland Hotel. Co-sponsored by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries), the popular semi-annual forum focuses on emerging issues in scholarly communication.

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