Open Access

May 03, 2011

The upcoming SPARC-ACRL forum on emerging issues in scholarly communication, to be held at the American Library Association (ALA) meeting in New Orleans, LA, will focus on expanding support for the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities. The Declaration, issued in 2003, outlines concrete steps to promote the Internet as a medium for disseminating global knowledge, including encouraging researchers and cultural heritage custodians to make materials openly available.

April 11, 2012
March 05, 2012

Proponents of Open Access have long criticized the business practices of Elsevier, the largest publisher of academic journals in the world. But in late January, Timothy Gowers, the accomplished Cambridge mathematician, took things to a new level, issuing a call for researchers to enact a boycott of Elsevier-run journals in his blog.

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.


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