October 19: International Open Access Week 2020
This year's International Open Access Week will be held from October 19th through the 25th.
August 24: ACRL/SPARC Forum: Navigating the Current Budget Crisis While Creating a More Sustainable, Values-Aligned Future for Research
Rescheduled from August 5th! Libraries are facing a period of serious financial hardship while simultaneously navigating the shift to a system for sharing scholarship that is open by default. The...
January 30: Public Domain Day 2020
SPARC is delighted to partner with the Internet Archive, the Institute for Intellectual Property & Social Justice, Creative Commons, and American University’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property to host the 2020 Public Domain Day celebration in Washington, DC.
January 26: SPARC Member-only Meetup at ALA Midwinter
An Overview of A Roadmap for Action with Claudio Aspesi, Heather Joseph, and the SPARC team.
January 25: ACRL/SPARC Forum at ALA Midwinter 2020
At each meeting of the American Library Association, SPARC and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) host a forum on a current issue in scholarly communications.
October 21: International Open Access Week 2019
Running from October 21st through the 27th, the theme for this year's International Open Access Week is "Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge."
October 07: Open Education Policy Forum
The 4th Open Education Policy Forum will take the form of a six-month policy incubation process, initiated by a two-day in-person workshop and ending during Open Education Week 2020. The workshop...
June 23: SPARC Member Meetup at ALA Annual
A SPARC members-only event, featuring a sneak preview of our soon-to-be released “Solutions Roadmap” document, the follow-up to SPARC’s Landscape Analysis on the implications of commercial control of critical higher education infrastructure. Claudio Aspesi, will be with us to talk about his latest research and work.