June 25: Recap: SPARC Meeting on Openness in Research & Education
The 2016 SPARC MORE Conference brought together a diverse array of perspectives to work on every aspect of creating a system that serves scholarship, disseminates knowledge, and feeds the public good. Speakers included representatives from a preeminent private foundation, university presidents, young researchers, new faculty, librarians, and technical staff - all part of a dedicated community working to set the default to open.Photo by Kent Kanouse | CC BY-NC 2.0
June 25: SPARC/ACRL Forum at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando
This SPARC-ACRL Forum will examine how journals are making the switch to Open Access, how libraries are supporting this transition, and the implications of this evolution.
October 24: International Open Access Week 2016
International Open Access Week, a global event now entering its ninth year, is an opportunity for open access advocates to engage their communities to teach them about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.