Latest News from SPARC
Thursday, June 27, 2019
To achieve SPARC’s vision for Open, the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) must be built into the core of the system we seek to foster, and they must be deliberately supported at the center of our own work.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released their long-awaited draft Federal Data Strategy Action Plan which outlines the Administration’s concrete action plan for implementing the President’s Management Agenda priority to leverage data as a National Strategic Asset.
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.