News Archives - 2011

October 24, 2011

Lars Bjørnshauge has been appointed to the role of Interim Director for SPARC Europe, Bas Savenije, Chair of the SPARC Europe Board, announced today. Bjørnshauge, formerly Director of Libraries at Lund University in Sweden and a long-standing member of the SPARC Europe Board, assumed overall management of the 93-member library organization, effective October 19, 2011.

October 20, 2011

Open Access Week, the annual event celebrating the global movement towards Open Access (OA) to research and scholarship, kicks off for the fifth time on Monday, October 24. Coordinated by SPARC and organized by more than 2,000 advocates in countries around the world, the event provides an opportunity to learn about the benefits of Open Access, share new ideas and strategies, and inspire wider participation in establishing Open Access as the norm in scholarly communication.

October 05, 2011

Librarians, publishers, analysts, scholars, and technologists from five countries will help shape the anticipated upcoming SPARC meeting on Open Access (OA) to scholarship. The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) today announces members of the Program Committee and invites participants to register for the spring 2012 event.

August 02, 2011

Four new student films on the importance of Open Access to research and data have been voted the best by a panel of new media experts, students, and librarians in “Open Up!”, the fourth annual Sparky Awards. Calling on students to articulate their support in a two-minute video, the contest has been embraced by campuses all over the world and has inspired imaginative expressions of student support for the potential of Open Access to foster creativity, innovation, and problem solving. The Sparky Awards are organized by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition).

July 26, 2011

SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has announced it will host its first North American meeting on Open Access in 2012. The first of its kind, the event will expand on the successful biennial SPARC Digital Repositories meeting.

June 30, 2011

For blazing a new trail in open-access journals, inspiring broader change in scholarly publishing, and thriving along the way, SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has named the Public Library of Science’s (PLoS) PLoS ONE as the SPARC Innovator for June 2011.

May 26, 2011

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) today released a free online Open Access Journal Publishing Resource Index with information and documents to support the launch and operation of an open-access journal. Materials in the index will help libraries, presses, and other academic units on campuses as they work together to make the work of their researchers more widely available.

May 24, 2011

The organizers of the upcoming SPARC-ACRL forum on emerging issues in scholarly communication have announced the speakers who will zero in on the motivation and drive behind the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, building support on campuses in North America, and plans for the November meeting.

May 11, 2011
Nick Shockey, Director, Right to Research Coalition
The full announcement and a list of top ten ideas for how the use the flyer are available from the Right to Research Coalition.