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For Immediate Release: July 29, 2015Contact: Ranit Schmelzer202-5380-1065 |  SPARC Applauds Senate Committee Action on Public Access...
Heather Joseph, SPARC
After a month of intense conversations and negotiations, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) will bring the...
Lisa Peet
However, SPARC executive director Heather Joseph pointed out, “The initial practice of Elsevier [in 2004] was to allow not only immediate deposit of...

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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...

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