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The SPARC Libraries & OER Forum is a network of academic and research librarians interested in open educational resources (OER) connected through a public e-mail discussion list and monthly calls. The goals of this forum are:

This site provides information for libraries, presses, and other academic units interested in launching and maintaining campus-based publishing partnerships.

These readings may be helpful for those interested in establishing, accessing, or just educating themselves about online repositories, both institutional and disciplinary.

During the past several years, Open Data has become a field of urgent interest to researchers, scholars, and librarians. With the amount of scientific data doubling every year, issues surrounding the access, use, and curation of data sets are increasing in importance.

Believing that collaboration is crucial to effecting meaningful change, SPARC actively pursues partnerships with the non-profit publishing community and continues to develop resources and tools that aid publishers in remaining competitive and providing affordable options for libraries.

Institutions and organizations across the world are leading initiatives to inform authors in all disciplines about their rights and how to retain them. A sample is presented here. To recommend additions to this list, email sparc [at] arl [dot] org.

This page lists alternative publishing options for authors to make their work openly available online.

This page provides links to comprehensive lists of digital repositories.

Industry Round-up is a feature of SPARC’s bi-monthly enews. To subscribe to enews and to read more industry news, visit the SPARC enews page.

Papers, presentations, guides, and other publications on the topic of Open Access.


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