Latest News from SPARC
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
The theme for International Open Access Week 2019 will be "Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge" and focus on deepening our conversations about being inclusive by design and turning those conversations into action.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
SPARC is excited to support the launch of a new effort, Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI), designed to increase the availability and sustainability of open knowledge infrastructure.
Friday, April 26, 2019
Regina Gong is a powerful advocate for OER at Lansing Community College and is the first to hold a new community college seat on the SPARC Steering Committee.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Today Congress introduced the Affordable College Textbook Act, which aims to make higher education more affordable for students by expanding the use and awareness of open educational resources.
Monday, March 25, 2019
Temple University has joined the growing list of institutions to cancel their “Big Deal” journal subscription bundles with Elsevier. Here’s what Library Dean Joe Lucia has to say about the recent decision not to renew its bundled contract and the university’s approach going forward.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
The U.S. Department of Education awarded the second round of Open Textbook Pilot funding to Chippewa Valley Technical College and Arizona State University. SPARC has a first look at their projects.
Friday, March 8, 2019
Launched two years ago, SPARC's Open Education Leadership Program has gone far and above our expectations. For Open Education Week, we interviewed members of the community to understand how it is having an impact.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
In celebration of international Open Education Week, SPARC teamed up with a group of open education advocates for a day of meetings on Capitol Hill to educate lawmakers about how open textbooks can make higher education more affordable and effective for students.