February 22: SPARC Meeting on Openness in Research & Education
The SPARC MORE Meeting builds on the “Convergence” theme of our 2014 meeting and will explore the increasingly central role libraries are playing in the growing shift toward Open Access, Open Education and Open Data.Photo by Kent Kanouse | CC BY-NC 2.0
February 22: Fair Use Week 2016
Taking place on February 22-26, Fair Use Week is an annual celebration of the doctrine of fair use and fair dealing. Fair use and fair dealing allow the use of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances.
March 07: Open Education Week 2016
Open Education Week is a celebration to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. SPARC encourages campuses to participate in this annual international event by organizing events, sharing resources, and taking action to help celebrate the benefits of free and open sharing in education.
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.