Latest News from SPARC
Thursday, March 2, 2017
2017 marks the 15th Anniversary of the Budapest Open Access Initiative.
Monday, February 20, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
SPARC is happy to support Open Research Data activities this Open Data Day through mini-grants for events around the world. See below an announcement of the program reposted from the Open Knowledge International Blog.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Virginia Steel, the Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian at UCLA, has been elected to the position of Chair of the SPARC Steering Committee. Steel has served as member of the Committee, which provides strategic advice and guidance to the SPARC staff, since ...
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Eight highly-visible organizations today announced the launch of the Open Research Funders Group, a partnership designed to increase access to research outputs.
Friday, December 9, 2016
Earlier this fall, I wrote a blog post about student support for OER in British Columbia, Canada. This month, I want to focus on student efforts happening on the other side of the globe in Africa. In this post, I will highlight two student leaders from Africa who attended OpenCon 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
SPARC is pleased to release a new, integrated resource for tracking, comparing, and understanding U.S. federal agencies’ article and data sharing policies. This free tool combines a new analysis of federal public access plans for sharing peer-reviewed research articles with the federal data ...
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
I visited with Joseph at SPARC’s Washington, D.C., office for a wide-ranging conversation about past progress, the state of open access today, the road ahead, and how open access could change the role of academic librarians. Our discussion has been condensed and edited.