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February 10, 2015
By:
Emily Wilkins, the Eagle
Texas A&M librarians are working toward securing more free textbooks for students while allowing thousands of research papers to be read by the public, marking two goals discussed at a weekend workshop aimed at encouraging open access initiatives at SEC schools.
February 10, 2015
By:
Timothy Vollmer, Creative Commons
Creative Commons and the Open Policy Network hosted the first Institute for Open Leadership meeting in San Francisco 12-16 January 2015. The Institute for Open Leadership (IOL for short) is a training program to identify and cultivate new leaders in open education, science, public policy, research, data and other fields on the values and implementation of openness in licensing, policies and practices.
February 05, 2015

For creating the Open Access Button, SPARC is pleased to honor Joe McArthur and David Carroll with its first Innovator Award of 2015.

February 04, 2015
By:
Heather Joseph
On Monday, President Obama released his FY16 Budget, which lays out the administration’s policy and funding priorities for the coming year. We are pleased to note that key SPARC program priorities - opening up access to federally funded research articles and data - continue to align with those of the administration, and are highlighted in the FY16 Budget.
January 15, 2015
By:
Richard Van Noorden
Macmillan Science and Education looks set to gain from Springer's scale.
January 14, 2015
By:
CRAIG RICHARDSON
We economics professors are missing a chance to teach a cardinal lesson about the unchecked rise of prices.
December 02, 2014
By:
Abby Clobridge
As he explained, “[Paywalls are] creating a fundamental barrier between academics and everyone else—kids, the public. … It’s a problem for everyone.”
November 25, 2014
By:
Susannah Locke
Starting in January 2017, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will require all of the research it funds to be published in a manner that is free for the public to read, according to a recent statement.
November 24, 2014
By:
Carl Straumsheim
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will require grant recipients to make their research publicly available online -- a multibillion-dollar boost to the open access movement.
November 24, 2014
By:
Annie Zak
One of the biggest private foundations in the world just took a step toward becoming more open with the research it funds.

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