On Monday October 22nd SPARC and The World Bank Co-sponsored an event entitled “Perspectives on Open Access: Practice, Progress and Pitfalls” at the World Bank. This event served as a kickstart to the sixth Open Access Week.
SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank have announced the speakers for their co-sponsored kickoff event for Open Access Week 2012. The event will take please Monday, October 22, in Washington, D.C. at the World Bank.
Speakers represent a large range of stakeholders in Open Access: researchers, students, scientists, diplomats, and academics. The following speakers will touch upon how Open Access is imperative to their work:
September 7, 2012 Webcast Invitation: Connecting the Dots between Open Access and Open Educational Resources September 27, 2012 From textbooks to course materials, videos to software, journals to digital collections, Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain, or carry a license that permits their free access and use by all users. Like the Open Access movement, the aim of many OER proponents is for anyone, anytime, anywhere to be able to access and contribute to the advancement of knowledge.
August 27, 2012 SPARC and the World Bank Announce Open Access Week 2012 Kickoff Webcast – “Set the Default to Open Access” SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank have announced they will co-sponsor the kickoff event for Open Access Week 2012 on Monday October 22nd in Washington, DC. The live event will take place at the state of the art World Bank facilities and will host a Liveblog and Webcast for those who cannot attend in person. The event will also be recorded, and be available to the community for use during and after local Open Access events.
April 23, 2012 Now Online: Peter Binfield Webcast on Article Level Metrics On April 12, Pete Binfield, Publisher of PLoS One, gave an
in-depth look at the the current status of Article Level Metrics, a discussion of what
has been learned to date, and a glimpse into what is on the horizon for their further
development and wider adoption.
May 11, 2010 Recording now available: Webcast on open-access funds On May 5, 2010, SPARC consultant and author of a set of new SPARC resources, Greg Tananbaum, joined us to explore why institutions are launching open-access funds, what practical and policy issues go into such a decision, how faculty and administration have reacted to these funds, what the results to date have been, and what SPARC is doing to evaluate and track the impact of these funds. Members of the advisory group that helped to develop the guide and SPARC resource, and whose experience in operating funds on their campuses has been an essential resource for others in the space, were also available to field questions.
David Prosser, Executive Director of SPARC Europe, February 4, 2008. Podcast | 8.1MB
Working with the Facebook generation: Engaging student views on access to scholarship (Saturday, January 12, 2008, Philadelphia, PA)
Ray English, Director of Oberlin College Libraries and Chair, SPARC Steering Committee Podcast | 10.4MB
Nelson Pavlosky, Law student at George Mason University and co-founder of Students for Freeculture Podcast | 11.2MB Slides | 6.7MB
Stephanie Wang, graduate student in Economics at Princeton University and former National Coordinating Committee member, Universities Allied for Essential Medicines Podcast | 16.5MB Slides [PDF] | 248KB
Andre Brown, PhD student in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania and co-blogger for Biocurious Podcast | 12.2MB Slides [PDF] | 2.6MB
Kimberly Douglas, University Librarian, California Institute of Technology Podcast | 15.5MB
Course Check: A conversation with three open access publishers about the challenges of sustainability (SPARC/ACRL Forum - ALA Annual 2007) Introductory Remarks
Mark Patterson, Director of Publishing, Public Library of Science Podcast | 24MB Slides | 11.1MB
Bryan Vickery, Deputy Publisher, BioMed Central and Editorial Director, Chemistry Central Podcast | 21MB Slides | 4.2MBPaul Peters, Head of Business Development, Hindawi Publishing Corporation Podcast | 32MB Slides | 1.4MB
Public Access: Emerging Federal Research Access Policies and How They’ll Affect Your Library (SPARC/ACRL Forum - ALA Midwinter 2007)
John Ober, Co-Chair, ACRL Scholarly Communications Committee & Member, SPARC Steering Committee, Director of Policy, Planning, and Outreach for the University of California’s Office of Scholarly Communication Podcast | 12.4MB
David Pershing, Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs, University of Utah Podcast | 22.3MB
Carl T. Bergstrom, Associate Professor of Biology, University of Washington Podcast | 23.1MB
Ellen Finnie Duranceau, Scholarly Publishing and Licensing Consultant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Podcast | 25.9MB
Open Data (SPARC/ACRL Forum - ALA Annual 2006)
James Neal, Chair, SPARC Steering Committee, 2003 - 2005
Vice President of Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University Podcast | 8MB
John Ober, Director, Education and Strategy, California Digital Library Podcast | 28.5MB Slides | 1.15MB
David Hoole, Head of Brand Marketing and Content Licensing, Nature Publishing Group Podcast | 15.1MB Slides | 1.18MB
Mike Carroll, Associate Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law
Board Member, Creative Commons Podcast | 29.9MB
Three Big Ideas Transforming Scholarly Communication (SPARC/ACRL Forum - ALA Annual 2005)
The recording of a live, interactive presentation on June 10, 2004. Moderator Rick Johnson and three experts in building and populating IRs spent an hour and a half describing the necessary elements and most pertinent issues. Users from more than 100 sites tuned in. Webcast