News Archives - 2010

December 17, 2010
Open Access Week 2011 will take place all over the world between October 24 and 30. In future, Open Access Week will be the last *full* week of October:
December 14, 2010

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) have announced the speakers for a timely panel discussion on “Marketplace: Open Access and the changing state of scholarly publishing.” The event is being held in conjunction with the upcoming meeting of the American Library Association (ALA) in San Diego, CA.

December 09, 2010

“Reputation management systems,” “new spin on Open Access,” “stretching knowledge bases,” “exposing reality,” and “valuing knowledge exchange at the institutional level” were just a few of the ways participants in the SPARC 2010 Digital Repositories Meeting expressed their vision for advancing repository advocacy into the fuller fabric of the Open Access movement. The sentiment is one outcome of the gathering, jointly hosted by SPARC, SPARC Japan/NII, and SPARC Europe, in Baltimore on November 8 & 9, 2010. SPARC has today released summaries, slides, and video from the event.

November 22, 2010

At the upcoming meeting of the American Library Association (ALA) in San Diego, CA, SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition) and ACRL will co-host a timely panel discussion on “Marketplace: Open Access and the changing state of scholarly publishing.” The forum will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM at the San Diego Convention Center, Room 29A.

November 18, 2010

SPARC and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) share a common view that there are significant benefits for researchers and society to improving the visibility, dissemination, and reuse of research results.

November 03, 2010

Thanks to a recently-announced grant from IMLS, and with support from Berkeley Electronic Press, Microsoft Research, and SPARC, a research project is now underway that seeks to assess the status of library-based publishing, explore opportunities for strengthening existing programs, and inform the

October 26, 2010

The largest, most successful International Open Access Week yet has just come to a close. With just under 900 participants in 94 countries, this year’s event was no less than three times larger than it was just a year ago. Hundreds of videos, photos, blog posts, and more were released to promote and highlight the benefits of Open Access to research and take the conversation even more deeply into the research community – and they absolutely did.

October 24, 2010

Lars Bjørnshauge has been appointed to the role of Interim Director for SPARC Europe, Bas Savenije, Chair of the SPARC Europe Board, announced today. Bjørnshauge, formerly Director of Libraries at Lund University in Sweden and a long-standing member of the SPARC Europe Board, assumed overall management of the 93-member library organization, effective October 19, 2011.

October 21, 2010

In celebration of Open Access Week (October 18-24), SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) is showcasing the stories of two exceptional families who have embraced Open Access as a value and have advanced their own work – though not always without reservations. The personal stories of brothers Jonathan and Michael Eisen (both evolutionary biologists), along with Neil Buckholtz and his son, Josh (neuroscientists), grappling with the pros and cons of Open Access are now profiled on the SPARC Web site.

October 20, 2010

Numbered list of SPARC's favorite things on the 2010 Open Access site

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