Open Access

March 01, 2007

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has formed a working group on Shared E-Resource Understanding (SERU) to develop a best practice statement that will support a new license-free mechanism for buying and selling electronic resources. The working group will build upon exploratory work already done by a group sponsored by SPARC, ARL, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.

October 15, 2009

Less than one week from today, more than 200 sites around the globe will mark Open Access Week 2009. Research institutes, colleges, universities, and advocacy organizations everywhere will host events or wear buttons to express their support for free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research. In anticipation of this global event, SPARC is pleased to offer a new series of updates and resources to help raise awareness and advance discussion.


SPARC Resources

View resource portal»

Why Access Matters