SPARC in the News

July 22, 2014

College Textbooks Don't Need to Break the Bank: 10 Tips to Save You Money

The Huffington Post 

July 18, 2014

OKFestival 2014 – Joe McArthur of Right to Research Coalition and Open Access Button – Interview

The OKCast

March 12, 2014

First Bill Draws Early Opposition


January 28, 2014

Report: High Textbook Prices Have College Students Struggling

U.S. News & World Report

January 23, 2014

Federal Spending Bill Expands Research Funding With Open Access Mandate, Restores IMLS Funding

Library Journal

December 19, 2013

How one publisher is stopping academics from sharing their research

The Washington Post

September 15, 2013

'Required reading': As textbook prices soar, students try to cope

NBC News

August 29, 2013

Students find alternatives to costly textbooks


August 28, 2013

Expense Experiments

Inside HigherEd

August 20, 2013

College students say no to costly textbooks

USA Today

July 28, 2013

Historians Seek a Delay in Posting Dissertations

The New York Times 

May 23, 2013

Dialogue over Public Access to Scholarly Publications Continues in the U.S.

Information Today

May 9, 2013

California Open Access Bill Clears Committee


March 20, 2013

U.S. News and World Report Google+ Hangout on Open Access with Heather Joseph

March 7, 2013

SPARC Open Access Newsletter named top 10 news source for libraries

The Digital Shift

February 25, 2013

The White House takes a Leap Toward Open Access

Associations Now

Obama issues 'landmark' OA directive

The Bookseller

U.S. Takes Huge Step Forward in Opening Access to Publicly Funded Research

Information Today 

Big Push for Open Access

Inside Higher Education

February 22, 2013

White House Issues Public Access Directive

Publishers Weekly 

White House Directive Expands Access to Scientific Research


White House Unveils Long-Awaited Public Access Policy


Obama White House expands access to federally funded research


Administration Takes Faster Action on Access to Federally Funded Research


White House Delivers New Open-Access Policy That Has Activists Cheering

The Chronicle of Higher Education

White House opens more federally funded scientific research to the public 

The Washington Post

October 24, 2012

Yoder Promotes Open Access to Tax-Funded Research

The Topeka Capital-Journal, October 24, 2012

October 22, 2012

‘Game-changing’ new option is Open Access Week highlight for optics and photonics publisher

SPIE, October 22, 2012 

October 15, 2012

Open Access Week Preview

Information Today, October 15, 2012

September 12, 2012

Scientists, Foundations, Libraries, Universities, and Advocates Unite and Issue New Recommendations to Make Research Freely Available to All Online 

The Wall Street Journal, September 12, 2012 
June 10, 2012

Academic Journals and the Price of Knowledge

Australian ABC's "Radio National", June 12, 2012

June 8, 2012

Scholars, publishers battle over access to agency research

The Hill

June 4, 2012

White House Petition Urging Open Access Reaches 25,000 Signers


Open Access Petition Passes 25,000 Threshold


May 30, 2012

RUK: The Maturing Threat of Open Access

The Street, May 30, 2012

May 25, 2012

White House Petitioned to Make Research Free to Access

Nature, May 25, 2012

May 24, 2012

Advocates Nudge Obama to Expand Open Access without Congress

GenomeWeb, May 24, 2012

April 26, 2012

NIMH Director's Blog 

National Institute of Mental Health, April 26, 2012

April 24, 2012

Harvard University says it can't afford Journal Publishers' Prices

The Guardian, April 24, 2012

April 11, 2012

World Bank Moves to be More Transparent to Public

Ghana Business News, April 11, 2012

January 12, 2012

New Bill Aims to Kill Open Access Publishing Policy

GenomeWeb Daily News, January 11, 2012

November 14, 2011

Academic Libraries Expand Their Publishing Services, but With Limited Resources

From The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 1, 2011

November 14, 2011

At Open-Access Meeting, Advocates Emphasize the Impact of Sharing Knowledge

From The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 11, 2011

August 23, 2011

Open Access Coalition Formed by 22 Academic Institutions

From Library Journal

August 8, 2011

Universities Join Together to Support Open-Access Policies

From The Chronicle of Higher Education

July 1, 2011

EIFL Open Access programme wins the SPARC Europe Award

January 24, 2011

As COMPETES Act Is Signed into Law, 'Wait-and-See' Is the Attitude on Further OA Legislation

from Library Journal online

January 20, 2011

The Right to Research Coalition’s Nick Shockey: Open Education and Policy

from Creative Commons

December 16, 2010

Coalition Looks to Rally Student Support for Open-Access Publishing

from the Chronicle of Higher Education

November 18, 2010

One year later, KU shown to be leader in open access scholarship

"It’s been just more than a year since KU became the first public university in the United States to implement an open access policy for published scholarship. In that time, the practice of making research available to anyone — not just journal subscribers — has grown at KU and around the world."

November 16, 2010

Open Data, Open Minds Highlight SPARC Digital Repository Meeting

from Library Journal

October 21, 2010

Is There an Open-Access Citation Advantage?

From the Chronicle of Higher Education

October 21, 2010

What Are You Doing for Open Access Week?

From the Chronicle of Higher Education

October 20, 2010

Our 10 favorite things on the 2010 OA Week site

by Heather Joseph

October 7, 2010

Open access publishing takes off in European research community

August 23, 2010

Public Access Hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives

From the NAGPS Postgraduate Voice

August 6, 2010

House Hears New Open Access Fight

August 6, 2010

Free Access to U.S. Research Papers Could Yield $1 Billion in Benefits

From Science Magazine

July 23, 2010

Open Access to Information

UNESCO supports actions designed to empower people so that they can access and contribute to information and knowledge flows.

July 2, 2010

SPARC Europe Award to Honour Leaders in Field of Scholarly Communications

July 1, 2010

ALA 2010: At SPARC-ACRL Forum, Catching Up on Cases and Legislation

By Josh Hadro, Library Journal

May 21, 2010

You deserve access to research

by David Carlson, Southern Illinoisan

April 29, 2010

Open Access Week 2010 to be held from October 18-24


April 15, 2010

New Hope for Open Access

From Insurance News Net

April 15, 2010

Frame of Reference: Open Access Starts with You

By Lori A. Goetsch - Change

April 9, 2010

Scientists Embrace Openness

Science - By Chelsea Wald

February 2, 2010

Student’s video wins library’s ‘SPARKY Award’

By Pete Rosenbery, The Saluki Times

January 29, 2010

Carlson elected to leadership role with coalition

By Christi Mathis, The Saluki Times

January 27, 2010

2009 Sparky Awards at Penn Celebrate Information Sharing

University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Press Release

January 22, 2010

At SPARC-ACRL Forum, Reality Check on Open Access Monographs

By Josh Hadro, Library Journal

June 25, 2009

US student bodies call for open access

Industry Trends, June 15, 2009

A coalition of student associations in the USA have signed a statement calling on universities, research funders, and researchers to support open access to research.

June 25, 2009

ALA Conference 2009: Panel To Address Academic Library “Hard Times”

Norman Oder, Library Journal, June 25, 2009

June 23, 2009

Practical Advice on Bridging the Library-Press Divide

Meredith Benjamin, The Exchange Online, June 11, 2009

June 23, 2009

Student Statement on the Right to Research

Learning and inquiry are impeded when scholars lack access to fellow researchers’ work, and when students lack access to the work of scholars before them.

June 23, 2009

Copyright law prevents access to millions of 'orphan works'

Research Information, June 15, 2009

June 23, 2009

Student Coalition Forms to Back Open Access

Inside Higher Ed, June 15, 2009

June 23, 2009

Medical Students, Other Student Groups Endorse Open Access

Josh Hadro, Library Journal, 6/18/2009

June 16, 2009

Open Access Growing Steadily, But Powerful Gatekeepers Remain

The recent vote by MIT faculty to freely and publicly distribute research articles they write marks a sea change in the relationship be­tween academic authors and publishers of scientific journals.

April 21, 2009

Fair to whom? New House bill challenges public access

By Heather Joseph, C&RL News, April 2009

March 24, 2009

The "Other" Sustainability Problem

by Diane J. Graves. EDUCAUSE Review, March/April 2009.

March 2, 2009

Open Educational Resources (OER) and Libraries

by Paula J. Hane. Information Today, Inc.

February 17, 2009

In New Letter, Library Associations Voice Strong Opposition to Anti-NIH Bill

by Andrew Albanese, Library Journal. February 17, 2009.

February 10, 2009

Ray English wins 2009 Hugh C. Atkinson award

February 9, 2009

Heather Joseph Q & A: An Open Access Advocate Discusses Why She Feels Overturning the NIH Policy Would be a Big Mistake

The Scientist, February 9, 2009. Free registration required to access.

February 9, 2009

Federal Players: The NIH's David Lipman

From the Partnership for Public Service. The Washington Post, February 9, 2009.

February 5, 2009

Bill Against NIH Open-Access Policy Back in House

by Matt Jones. GenomeWeb Daily News, February 5, 2009.

February 5, 2009

New Wrinkles as Bill Banning NIH-Like Public Access Resurfaces

by Andrew Albanese. The Library Journal, February 5, 2009.

January 23, 2009

McAfee Named SPARC Innovator

January 2, 2009

Baltimore SPARC IR and SUN PASIG Meetings

November 21, 2008

At SPARC Digital Repository Meeting, Shulenberger Calls Out AAUP, ACS

Library Journal Academic Newswire, November 20

November 20, 2008

4 Faculty Members Are Honored as U.S. Professors of the Year

November 18, 2008

SPARC Digital Repository Meeting Kicks Off Discussion of a "Disruptive" Future that Remains Largely Untapped

November 14, 2008

In Boost for NIH Policy, Major Autism Research Organization Mandates Public Access

Library Journal, Academic Newswire, November 13, 2008

November 12, 2008

Sure, you'd rather focus on science than on debates about open access. But the decisions made today about publishing models are relevant not only to your work, but also to the future of biomedical research. So pay attention.

The November issue of Genome Technology focuses entirely on Open Access. And, this issue has been made openly available under a CC license. Great tool for conversations with faculty!

October 16, 2008

On “OA Day,” Open Access Publishers Announce Formation of a Trade Association

September 23, 2008

Canada missing out on open access momentum

Michael Geist, The Toronto Star

September 22, 2008

In Blunt Terms, Copyright Lawyers, Researchers, Librarians Blast Anti-NIH Bill

Library Journal, September 17, 2008

August 29, 2008

Happy OA Day!

Library Journal Academic Newswire, Aug 28

August 7, 2008

Deadline Approaches for SPARC Institutional Repository Meeting “Innovation Fair”

July 25, 2008

PubMed Central Submissions Jump Sharply Under New NIH Policy

Library Journal Academic Newswire, July 24

July 25, 2008

Open or Shut? The Question of Open Access

[PDF] An article by Aaron Welborn, in the spring 2008 Off the Shelf.

July 2, 2008

Innovative Choice: SPARC gives Innovator Award to Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Library Journal Academic Newswire, June 26

July 2, 2008

SPARC Forum: Harvard’s Shieber Discusses OA Policy; UC Officials Recall Near Miss

Library Journal Academic Newswire, July 1

June 26, 2008

ALA Annual Conference Under Way in Anaheim, CA

Library Journal Academic Newswire, June 26

June 25, 2008

SPARC Announces Lineup for 2008 Institutional Repository Conference

Library Journal Academic Newswire, June 24

June 25, 2008

Univ. of Calgary Is First in Canada To Establish Open Access “Authors Fund”

Library Journal Academic Newswire, June 24

June 12, 2008

SPARC and the right to research.

May 22, 2008

Shieber To Lead Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication

May 15, 2008

SPARC Launches “Change” Series with Article on Libraries’ OA Funding

Library Journal, 5/15/08.

May 3, 2008


May 2, 2008

Sparky Awards Theme Announced

From the Chronicle, May 1 edition.

April 30, 2008

SPARC, Science Commons Release Institutional OA Guide

Library Journal Academic Newswire, April 29, 2008

April 22, 2008

SPARC-ACRL Forum Will Addresses Harvard Open Access Policy

April 11, 2008

Scholarly access considered

From the Manitou Messenger

April 8, 2008

Perspective on Open-Access Publishing: An Interview with Peter Suber

April 8, 2008

SPARC To Host Digital Repositories Meeting in November

Library Journal Academic Newswire

April 8, 2008

The Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science Student Association Publication

Pratt Institute, February 2008

April 4, 2008

Publishers Still Unhappy with Congress, NIH over Open Access Law

February 4, 2008

Robin Peek, What’s Next Post Mandate?

Information Today (preprint), March 2008 issue

January 31, 2008

LJ Academic Newswire Newsmaker Interview: Student Open Access Activist Gavin Baker

Library Journal Academic Newswire, January 31, 2008

January 30, 2008

Columbia joins Microsoft scan plan; SPARC launches student campaign

Academic Newswire, January 29, 2008

January 28, 2008

OSI Stories: Open Access to Scientific Research—Sharing Information, Saving Lives

January 28, 2008

NIH’s New Open Access Policy Can Benefit Everyone

January 24, 2008

NIH mandates open access to researchers' publications

January 22, 2008

Under the microscope: research available free online

January 22, 2008

North Carolina Student Wins Open-Access Video Contest

January 22, 2008

NIH Sets Deposit Date for Public Access Policy, but Copyright Battle Still Brews

January 18, 2008

Bright Futurists: Student Speakers Offer Unique Perspective at ACRL/SPARC Forum

Library Journal Academic Newswire, January 17

January 8, 2008

The LJ Academic Newswire Newsmaker Interview: SPARC Executive Director Heather Joseph

Library Journal Academic Newswire, January 8, 2008

January 3, 2008

SPARC Celebrates New Year with NIH Victory

December 21, 2007

Measure Would Require Free Access To Results of NIH-Funded Research

The Washington Post, December 21, 2007

December 20, 2007

LJ Newsmaker Interviewer: behind the recently rejected "Tasini" settlement

December 18, 2007

Open access lives in NIH bill

The Scientist, December 18, 2007.

December 12, 2007

Youth Movement: Students Recognized as SPARC "Innovators"

Library Journal Academic Newswire, December 11, 2007

December 7, 2007

SPARC, ACRL To Examine Student Perspectives at ALA Midwinter

Library Journal Academic Newswire, December 6, 2007

December 5, 2007

University Librarian Leads National Discussion of Access to Research

November 30, 2007

US Senate Mandates Open Access - Vive La Revolution?

By Daniel Pollock (Outsell, Inc.). Note: Restricted to subscribers.

October 30, 2007

Bill Containing NIH Policy Ready for Conference; Implementation Looms

(Library Journal)

October 29, 2007

After Years of Effort, Mandatory NIH Public Access Policy Passes Congress

Library Journal Academic Newswire (October 25, 2007)

September 14, 2007

Scholarly Communication: Science Librarians as Advocates for Change

By Elizabeth Turtle and Martin Courtois (Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship)

September 12, 2007

ARL Challenges Publishers' PR Campaign Against Open Access Legislation

By Andrew Albanese (Library Journal).

July 23, 2007

One Small Vote for House, One Giant Leap for Open Science

(Wired News, July 20, 2007)

July 10, 2007

Battle to Resume as NIH Seeks to Require Deposit in PubMed Central

(Library Journal - Academic Newswire)