Open Access

August 13, 2007

With the establishment of the Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing (OSCP), UW-Madison librarians will begin publicizing the availability of funding support for open-access publishing as a part of their outreach and liaison activities.

May 13, 2010

SPARC, in partnership with SPARC Europe and SPARC Japan/National Institute of Informatics, announces the next installment of the popular SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting will be held November 8 & 9, 2010 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.

September 17, 2009

Open Access Week began as a National Day of Action organized by students. The now-annual international event, which raises awareness of Open Access among researchers, administrators, librarians, and students alike – and has been celebrated by campuses in 30 countries – was inspired by the singular energy and demand for targeted action that characterizes these young advocates.

January 30, 2013

While the debate continues over U.S. federal policies to ensure the results of scientific research are openly accessible online, a key group of critical, private research funders has moved quietly and steadily to make such policies a reality.

April 24, 2006

In this 22 minute recording, we'll hear from Heather Joseph, Executive Director ofSPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). She'll be sharing some information about the activities of SPARC, The Alliance for Taxpayer Access, and we'll talk about open access. We'll also touch on their international efforts including the launch of SPARC Japan and SPARC's interest in the World Intellectual Property Organization.

November 22, 2010

At the upcoming meeting of the American Library Association (ALA) in San Diego, CA, SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition) and ACRL will co-host a timely panel discussion on “Marketplace: Open Access and the changing state of scholarly publishing.” The forum will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM at the San Diego Convention Center, Room 29A.

August 03, 2007

This special joint one hour webcast is aimed at librarians working with faculty on author rights. The sponsors are underwriting costs to make the archive (recorded June 18, 2007) freely available to the broader community.

April 28, 2010

Open Access Week, the global event to promote free, immediate, online access to research now entering its fourth year, has been declared for October 18 to 24, 2010. Open Access Week is an opportunity for the worldwide academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access (OA), to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

July 02, 2009

For creating forward-thinking publishing policies to expand access and verify scientific research, SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has named Mike Rossner, executive director of the Rockefeller University Press (RUP) in New York the latest SPARC innovator.


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