Latest News from SPARC
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.
Monday, October 24, 2016
Most faculty members say data-driven assessments and accountability efforts aren’t helping them improve the quality of teaching and learning at their colleges and universities, according to the 2016 Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Vice President’s Cancer Moonshot Report Takes Additional Steps Towards Open Data, Nods at Open Access to Publications
This afternoon, Vice President Biden presented a comprehensive report on his Cancer Moonshot Initiative during an event at the White House. He noted that while the Moonshot has sparked a new sense of urgency in the cancer research arena, large challenges remain, including a lack of coordination ...
Friday, October 14, 2016
For the past three years, student leaders in the province of British Columbia (B.C.) have recognized the need for greater OER adoption on their campuses. This blog post provides an overview of the efforts taken by student government’s across the province.