Latest News from SPARC
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
SPARC's new report on Elsevier's ScienceDirect documents a variety of data privacy practices that directly conflict with library privacy standards.
Friday, November 3, 2023
The 2023 International Open Access Week theme, “Community over Commercialization,” resonated with researchers, advocates, students, funders, and people around the world interested in advancing open scholarship in the public interest.
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Participants in the 3rd United Nations Open Science Conference called for policy and culture change to democratize the record of science. There was a sense of urgency for research to be shared across borders in order to accelerate progress toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Festivities are planned on January 19 to recognize Public Domain Day and embrace the possibilities of new works freely available from 1927. However, the celebration will be muted in Canada where librarians and educators are assessing the impact of a vast expansion of the copyright term.
Monday, December 19, 2022
Leaders Discuss Strategies to Unlock Knowledge as Open for Climate Justice Conversation Continues at UN Library Event
Advocates of opening up climate research shared their perspectives on the challenges and innovative solutions to unlock critical knowledge at the virtual event organized by the UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library on November 30, 2022.
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Reflecting on a Week of Conversation and Action at the Intersection of Open Knowledge and Climate Justice
International Open Access Week 2022 and its theme of “Open for Climate Justice” created new connections between the open knowledge and climate movements.
Monday, October 24, 2022
Today kicks off this year’s International Open Access Week with its theme of “Open for Climate Justice.”
Monday, August 29, 2022
In a Historic Win for Open Access, U.S. Publicly Funded Research will be Freely and Immediately Available to All
Today, we express our heartfelt thanks to the Biden Administration and OSTP, as well as to all SPARC members and the librarians, students, researchers, and advocates for enabling this giant step towards realizing our collective goal of ensuring that sharing knowledge is a human right–for everyone.