Latest News from SPARC
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
The U.S. Department of Education has named six new recipients of federal Open Textbook Pilot grants for FY23. Project leaders across the country are gearing up to use the nearly $12 million in awards to expand the use of Open Educational Resources (OER).
Thursday, November 16, 2023
US Repository Network launches pilot to enhance discoverability of Open Access content in repositories
An interoperable and well-functioning network of repositories is an essential component of US national research infrastructure and will play a crucial role in creating a more open and equitable global scholarly communications system.
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.
Thursday, November 2, 2023
More than 100 open science leaders, policymakers, practitioners, and advocates met in Geneva, Switzerland, July 10-14 for a summit sponsored by CERN and NASA to develop strategies for accelerating the adoption of global open science.
Monday, October 23, 2023
This year’s International Open Access Week theme, “Community over Commercialization,” highlights the urgency of addressing this central tension in the transition to open systems for research.
Thursday, October 12, 2023
Despite recent litigation, the practice of controlled digital lending (CDL) continues — and is likely here to stay, according to experts recently gathered for a webinar hosted by SPARC.
Thursday, October 5, 2023
Christina Riehman-Murphy has joined the SPARC team as a Visiting Program Officer for Open Educational Leadership.