Latest News from SPARC
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Looking to do the most good with its donor contributions and speed the pace of progress to help people living with Parkinson’s disease, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) recently adopted a progressive open access policy.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
On June 18, SPARC provided a forum for librarians who recently led their institutions through a fast-tracked Big Deal cancellation to share how they navigated the process.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Working as a journalist in Hong Kong, Linda Lew has drawn on her experience from OpenCon in her coverage of the novel coronavirus.
Monday, June 29, 2020
SPARC supports Controlled Digital Lending and has joined other libraries, library organizations, and individual librarians in signing a position statement to voice our support for this important library practice. We encourage others in the community to consider signing this statement as well.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Along with healthcare providers around the world, Karin Purshouse is seeing the need for fast-tracked guidance on the virus and patient treatment.
Monday, June 22, 2020
Since SPARC released its comprehensive Landscape Analysis and accompanying Roadmap for Action, an in-depth look at how the academic publishing market is changing and the implications of those changes for higher education institutions, our community has experienced significant changes.
Friday, June 12, 2020
As healthcare providers and researchers increasingly turn to preprints during the COVID-19 outbreak, two early career advocates are doing their part to promote this practice and improve the process.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
On May 15th, SPARC hosted a member debrief on three recent Big Deal cancellations by member libraries.