News Archives - 2009

October 15, 2009

The student Right to Research Coalition, a group of national, international, and local student associations that advocate for governments, universities, and researchers to adopt Open Access practices, has now grown to include some of the most prominent student organizations from the United States and across the world. The recent addition of 8 new organizations brings the number of students represented by the coalition to over 5 million, demonstrating the broad, passionate support Open Access enjoys from the student community.

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.

October 15, 2009

The student Right to Research Coalition, a group of national, international, and local student associations that advocate for governments, universities, and researchers to adopt Open Access practices, has now grown to include some of the most prominent student organizations from the United States and across the world. The recent addition of 8 new organizations brings the number of students represented by the coalition to over 5 million, demonstrating the broad, passionate support Open Access enjoys from the student community.

October 13, 2009

In the past few years, the concern for access to research has gained much-needed attention at the highest levels of higher education administration. In increasing numbers, administrators are going on record in support of wider access to research and policies that ensure public access to especially publicly funded research. A growing number of campuses – public and private – are also adopting open-access policies for individual schools if not for whole institutions. There are now no fewer than 41 institutional mandatory open-access policies worldwide, with the most recent being adopted at University College London.

October 13, 2009

In the past few years, the concern for access to research has gained much-needed attention at the highest levels of higher education administration. In increasing numbers, administrators are going on record in support of wider access to research and policies that ensure public access to especially publicly funded research. A growing number of campuses – public and private – are also adopting open-access policies for individual schools if not for whole institutions. There are now no fewer than 41 institutional mandatory open-access policies worldwide, with the most recent being adopted at University College London.

October 13, 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.

October 08, 2009

“Who pays for Open Access?” is a key question faced by publishers, authors, and libraries as awareness and interest in free, immediate, online access to scholarly research increases. SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) examines the issue of sustainability for current and prospective open-access publishers in a timely new guide, “Income models for Open Access: An overview of current practice,” by Raym Crow.

October 08, 2009

“Who pays for Open Access?” is a key question faced by publishers, authors, and libraries as awareness and interest in free, immediate, online access to scholarly research increases. SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) examines the issue of sustainability for current and prospective open-access publishers in a timely new guide, “Income models for Open Access: An overview of current practice,” by Raym Crow.

October 02, 2009
By:
Peter Schuber
September 24, 2009

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) is highlighting two approaches to establishing and maintaining open-access funds in a new SPARC Member Profile. SPARC is also preparing to launch a new initiative to provide additional information and resources detailing options for other institutions that may be considering such funds.

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