Latest News from SPARC
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Congress approved the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, including provisions supporting open educational resources as an allowable use of federal CTE funds.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Camille Thomas, Open Education Fellow, shares her plan to build awareness of open education among new groups of stakeholders.
Monday, July 2, 2018
SPARC is thrilled to welcome Mo Nyamweya to SPARC's Open Education team, where she will serve as Open Education Coordinator.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
SPARC and the Right to Research Coalition, in partnership with York University, Ryerson University, and the University of Toronto, are excited to announce that OpenCon 2018—the flagship global meeting of the OpenCon community—will take place on November 2-4 in Toronto, Canada.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Theme of 2018 International Open Access Week To Be “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge”
The 2018 Open Access Week Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that the theme for the 2018 International Open Access Week, to be held October 22-28, will be “Designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.”
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Today marks the one year anniversary of the U.S. Department of Education’s open licensing rule taking effect. In this post, we provide an update on rule’s implementation, and celebrate recent news that Brazil has adopted a similar policy.
Friday, May 11, 2018
A group of organizations building nonprofit, open-source tools for scholarship and publication has joined with open-science researchers in a new collaboration to develop a Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools (JROST).
Thursday, April 12, 2018
As part of the recognition of the 15th anniversary of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, a global community survey was conducted to take stock of progress toward Open Access and to gauge the main obstacles to the widespread adoption of Open Access. Results of the survey have just been released.