News Archives - 2012

June 21, 2012

On June 19, Heather Joseph, Dr. Reggie Raju, and Iryna Kuchma gave helpful updates in their regions and suggestions in planning a successful Open Access Week.

June 20, 2012

We had a great kick off on Tuesday June 19th. Here is the list of our speakers and their slides.

June 13, 2012

"We the undersigned, member universities of the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) or their affiliated libraries, write to register our strong support for the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA, H.R. 4004 and S. 2096). COAPI brings together North American universities and research institutes with established open-access policies and those in the process of developing such policies. These open-access policies codify our commitment to provide the broadest possible access to the fruits of research carried out at our institutions, echoing the common mission of all universities and research institutions to create, disseminate, and preserve knowledge."

June 08, 2012
SPARC announces this year's theme is "Set the Default to Open Access" for Open Access Week (October 22 – 28, 2010). Our first online event to launch this year’s events will be a webcast with three speakers who will showcase the state of open access in each of their countries.
June 08, 2012
By:
Kevin Bogardus, The Hill
A lobbying battle that has gone on for nearly a decade between academia and the publishing industry over public access to taxpayer-funded research is now at the White House’s front door.
June 07, 2012
By:
USU University Libraries
Utah State University has joined an emerging national trend and the ranks of a growing number of the country’s universities in adopting an official “Open Access” policy. USU’s University Libraries headed the effort.
June 07, 2012
By:
Matt Cooper and Elizabeth Wiley, The Washington Post
June 07, 2012
By:
"Radio National," ABC, Australia
Librarians and academics all over the world are up in arms. They’re angry and they’re making their displeasure known—they’re as mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore! Why? They’re protesting over the cost of academic journals and access to knowledge. And the focus of their anger is the handful of international publishing companies who control the lion’s share of the academic publishing market.
June 06, 2012
By:
Janna Wellander
June 04, 2012
By:
Matt Enis, LibraryJournal
A petition calling for public access to all federally funded research posted last month on the White House’s “We the People” website has garnered the 25,000 signatures necessary to be considered for action by the Obama Administration.

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