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November 12, 2009

On November 20, Monica McCormick, Program Officer for Digital Scholarly Publishing at New York University, will join us to discuss how university presses are thinking about the transition to digital book publishing, the goals of this project and the history behind the grant award, the scope of the initiative, what collaborators will contribute, and how the survey for library customer input is coming together.

October 13, 2009

In the past few years, the concern for access to research has gained much-needed attention at the highest levels of higher education administration. In increasing numbers, administrators are going on record in support of wider access to research and policies that ensure public access to especially publicly funded research. A growing number of campuses – public and private – are also adopting open-access policies for individual schools if not for whole institutions. There are now no fewer than 41 institutional mandatory open-access policies worldwide, with the most recent being adopted at University College London.

May 17, 2007

Today, Science Commons and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) announce the release of new online tools to help authors exercise choice in retaining critical rights in their scholarly articles, including the rights to reuse their scholarly articles and to post them in online repositories.

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 18, 2006

SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) today announced a partnership with Bioline International, an online publishing service that provides open access to peer-reviewed research journals published in developing countries.

February 21, 2006

The SPARC Steering Committee, whose newest members began their three-year terms on January 1, has elected Ray English to the position of Chair. English, the Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries at Oberlin College, has served as a SPARC Steering Committee member since 1999.

May 18, 2005

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the University of Michigan Library’s Scholarly Publishing Office (SPO) have teamed up to launch the Publisher Assistance Program, which provides business planning and digital publishing services to facilitate open-access publishing in the social sciences and humanities. The program, which integrates the complementary expertise of SPARC and SPO, provides a comprehensive solution for scholarly communities in search of a cost-effective way to reach potential readers.

April 21, 2005

Rick Johnson, the founding Executive Director of SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), has announced his decision to resign. Heather Joseph has been named to succeed him. Joseph is the founding President and Chief Operating Officer of BioOne, an innovative aggregation of high-impact bioscience research journals. The change in SPARC leadership is effective July 1, 2005.

January 10, 2005

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) today announced that the E-print Network, a free service of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), has been chosen as a SPARC “Scientific Communities” partner. The selection recognizes the contribution of the E-print Network to expanded availability and use of open-access scientific and technical research on the Internet.

September 08, 2007

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) is expanding the SPARC Consulting Group with the addition of well-known advisor and commentator Greg Tananbaum.

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