News Archives - 2012

October 19, 2012
European Science Foundation
Just in time for Open Access Week 2012 the European Medical Research Councils (EMRC) of the European Science Foundation (ESF) have now finalized their Science Policy Briefing on Open Access in Biomedical Research. This report aims to accelerate the adoption of open access to research articles in the biomedical sciences.
October 18, 2012

Many of you have heard about the SUNY-Potsdam library's recent experiences in trying to navigate continued price increases to the American Chemical Society journals' subscriptions. SPARC's Caralee Adams highlights the struggle and outcome with an in-depth profile of the Director of Libraries, Jenica Rogers.

October 17, 2012
COAPI strongly supports the sharing of good practices for open access policy development and implementation. We also recognize that these practices are currently evolving and subject to local considerations. As such, the Coalition supports this important effort at identifying good practices while acknowledging that not every practice will be appropriate for every institution.
October 15, 2012
Abby Clobridge, Information Today
October 01, 2012
1. News from SPARC and the Alliance for Taxpayer Access
September 27, 2012
Cable Green of Creative Commons and Nicole Allen at Student PIRGs
On September 27, Cable Green of Creative Commons and Nicole Allen at Student PIRGs gave an Open Educational Resources (OER) dove into the basics of OERs, the relevance of OERs to the library community and the intersections of OER and Open Access.
September 25, 2012
Elliot Harmon
Creative Commons is turning 10 this year. They'll be hosting parties around the world and sharing party favors online for a ten-day delebration, December 7 to 16. Spread the word at
September 24, 2012

SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank are pleased to announce the speakers for their co-sponsored kickoff event for Open Access Week 2012. The event will take place Monday, October 22, 4pm - 5:30pm, at the World Bank in Washington, DC.

September 16, 2012
Michael Geist, The Star
Ten years ago, sixteen experts from around the world gathered in Budapest, Hungary to discuss the how the Internet was changing the way researchers could disseminate their work. The group hatched a plan to “accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge.”
September 13, 2012
Bryan Sinclair, Backtalk