Latest News from SPARC
Monday, November 30, 2020
Held virtually for the first time in 17 years, the 2020 Open Education Conference drew more than 1,500 participants on November 9-13th. SPARC shares reflections and key takeaways.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
“We’re in a moment beyond statements now...” Jon Cawthorne’s remark captured the heart of the discussion at the recent ACRL/SPARC Forum on navigating the current challenges of COVID-driven budget cuts and the need for libraries to move from intention to action on equity and inclusion.
Monday, October 19, 2020
While there are more discussions about structural racism & equity and inclusion, these are only a beginning. We recognize there is harm done everyday systemic inequity goes unchallenged. This is why the Open Access Week Advisory Committee chose to focus on equity issues for third year in a row.
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Imagine a world where higher educational institutions were ranked not by their selectivity or prestige, but by their willingness to openly share knowledge and engage with their communities.
Friday, October 2, 2020
As libraries seek to expand digital course reserves during the pandemic, major publishers are putting up roadblocks. Now some libraries are pushing back.
Monday, September 28, 2020
The latest in our series of spotlights on local OER efforts, Pennsylvania demonstrates how volunteers can work together to promote affordable learning.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
The application period for the U.S. Open Textbook Pilot grant program is now open. Announced today, the program offers approximately $6 million in federal funds this year to institutions of higher education to create or expand the use of open textbooks.
Monday, September 14, 2020
SPARC is pleased to welcome the 2020-2021 cohort for the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program. This year's cohort is composed of 21 fellows includes a wide range of backgrounds, spanning from open education librarians, instructional designers, policy analysts, and project managers.