Open Access

February 01, 2012
 1. News from SPARC and the Alliance for Taxpayer Access
April 15, 2009

On April 15, the All About Repositories Webinar Series will feature the first online follow up to the successful 2008 SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting. In response to feedback from participants at the meeting, several online events will be organized that explore meeting topics in more detail and anticipate the program of the 2010 SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting, to be held in Baltimore, November 8 & 9, 2010. At the April installment in the series, Joan Giesecke and Paul Royster from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will reprise their presentation on value-added services and delve more deeply into discussion with participants during this one-hour session.

February 09, 2012

In a move that signals the growing momentum toward openness, transparency, and accessibility to publicly funded information, the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2012 (FRPAA) has been introduced today in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

May 27, 2015

In its recently released “Sharing and Hosting Policy FAQ”, Elsevier “recognize(s) that authors want to share and promote their work and increasingly need to comply with their funding body and institution's open access policies.” However there are several aspects of their new policy that severely limit sharing and open access, in particular the lengthy embargo periods imposed in most journals- with about 90% of Elsevier journals having embargo periods of 12 months or greater.

October 01, 2012
1. News from SPARC and the Alliance for Taxpayer Access
January 12, 2012

On January 12, 2012 SPARC submitted the following comments in response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's (OSTP)Request for Public Information on public access to scholarly articles. All responses will be ultimately be made public on the OSTP website.

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