Latest News from SPARC
Friday, September 30, 2022
In late August, Wiley Publishing Company abruptly withdrew 1,379 multidisciplinary titles from Proquest. Library Futures and SPARC strongly condemn this action by Wiley, which seriously hinders students’ access to equitable, affordable course materials.
Friday, September 16, 2022
The Subscribe to Open (S2O) Community of Practice is an informal collective of over forty pro-open publishers, libraries, consortia, funders, service providers, and other stakeholders committed to providing equitable and economically sustainable OA publishing. The S2O Community of Practice welcomes
Monday, September 12, 2022
Thursday, September 8, 2022
SPARC welcomes Briana O’Neal as our new Open Education Conference Manager. In this new role she is responsible for coordinating logistics of the annual Open Education Conference as well as supporting its board of directors and community.
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Washington, D.C. – April Hathcock, Director of Scholarly Communications and Information Policy at New York University Libraries, has been elected to the position of Chair of the SPARC Steering Committee.
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Solving the world’s biggest problems requires collaboration. As the devastating impact of climate change intensifies, there is a growing recognition that researchers working on the issue from diverse angles need to quickly and freely share knowledge in order to make progress.
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.
Thursday, August 25, 2022
White House issues new guidance that will speed progress toward curing diseases, preventing pandemics, mitigating climate change, and more.