Latest News from SPARC
Thursday, October 5, 2017
SPARC Launches Pilot of First-of-Its-Kind Professional Development Program for Open Education Librarians
SPARC announced the pilot of the Open Education Leadership Program, a first-of-its-kind intensive professional development initiative aimed at empowering open education leaders within academic libraries.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
SPARC supports reintroduction of the Affordable College Textbook Act by Representatives Polis (D-CO) and Sinema (D-AZ) and Senators Durbin (D-IL), Franken (D-MN), and King (I-ME).
Monday, September 18, 2017
Cape Town Open Education Declaration 10th Anniversary: Ten Directions to Move Open Education Forward was launched at the 2nd World OER Congress in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Brazil has taken a significant step toward expanding public access to publicly funded educational resources by incorporating open licensing into its national textbook program—one of the largest educational book purchasing programs in the world.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Rather than viewing the bepress acquisition as simply another occasion to register our collective disappointment, COAR and SPARC are committed to making the development of community-owned infrastructure a priority, and to using this opportunity to catalyze positive community action.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
SPARC released the first Connect OER annual report, providing insights on the state of OER activities at U.S. and Canadian SPARC member institutions during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
SPARC today applauded the introduction of the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act, which would ensure that public access to research articles becomes the law of the land.