March 01: Community Efforts to Combat “Predatory” Publishers
The problem of "predatory" publishers is often the first issue raised by faculty in conversations about Open Access. Authors (rightly) complain of being spammed with solicitations to publish in questionable journals. Please join us on Thursday, March 1st, at 2pm EST / 11am PST for a SPARC webcast on community-based efforts to combat "predatory" publishing with representatives from these three initiatives. The discussion will focus on equipping librarians to address these quality concerns as they come up on campus.
March 03: Open Data Day 2018
Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. For the seventh time in history, groups from around the world will create local events on the day where they will use open data in their communities. It is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business and civil society.
March 05: Open Education Week 2018
Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide.
March 06: SXSW EDU
Achieving Equity with Open Educational Resources
March 07: Collaborating Across Institutions to Advance Open Education
This special Open Education Week webcast will highlight system and state/provincial-wide Open Education initiatives at SPARC member institutions.