Open Access

March 18, 2015

SPARC, an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication, today applauded the reintroduction of the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act, which would ensure that public access to research articles becomes the law of the land.

June 20, 2012

We had a great kick off on Tuesday June 19th. Here is the list of our speakers and their slides.

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.

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