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By:
Scott Richard St. Louis
Sometimes when you hear people talk about open access in the humanities, they’ll say “open access is completely different in the humanities than in...
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Nick Shockey
This year’s Generation Open theme for International Open Access Week celebrates these significant contributions that students and early career...
Hundreds of events will take place across the globe to highlight the power that Open Access has to increase the impact of scientific and scholarly...

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This is a progress report on the quantitative and anecdotal successes of campus-based OA Funds across North America. The full report can be found here. A summary infographic can...

Upcoming SPARC Events

Apr
14
Joint SPARC-COAR Conference   Location: Porto, Portugal
Jan
31
The Integration of Open Education Resources into your Library   Location: Chicago, IL - ALA Midwinter Conference
Jan
29
Tackling Textbook Costs through Open Educational Resources: A Primer   Location: Chicago, IL - ALA Midwinter Conference

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