Open Access

April 28, 2008

SPARC and Science Commons have released "Open Doors and Open Minds: What faculty authors can do to ensure open access to their work through their institution." The new white paper assists institutions in adopting policies that ensure the widest practical exposure for scholarly works produced, such as that adopted by the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences in February.

April 26, 2012
July 02, 2014

SPARC and the World Bank will co-host the official kickoff event for International Open Access Week 2014 with a reception to follow. The event will be held at the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington, DC with a live webcast for online participation around the world.

February 06, 2008

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has issued SERU: A Shared Electronic Resource Understanding, which codifies best practices for the sale of e-resources without licenses and is freely available from SERU offers publishers and librarians the opportunity to save both the time and the costs associated with a negotiated and signed license agreement by agreeing to operate within a framework of shared understanding and good faith. Publication of SERU follows a trial-use period of June through December 2007, during which time librarians and publishers reported--all positively--on their experiences using the draft document.


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