June 23: ACRL/SPARC Forum at ALA Annual 2018
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.
April 23: University of San Diego Digital Initiatives Symposium
The University of San Diego Digital Initiatives Symposium features workshops and user group meetings for a variety of institutional repository platforms, focusing on the digital elements of library ecosystems and institutional repositories.
March 07: Collaborating Across Institutions to Advance Open Education
This special Open Education Week webcast will highlight system and state/provincial-wide Open Education initiatives at SPARC member institutions.
March 06: SXSW EDU
Achieving Equity with Open Educational Resources
March 05: Open Education Week 2018
Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide.
March 03: Open Data Day 2018
Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. For the seventh time in history, groups from around the world will create local events on the day where they will use open data in their communities. It is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business and civil society.
March 01: Community Efforts to Combat “Predatory” Publishers
The problem of "predatory" publishers is often the first issue raised by faculty in conversations about Open Access. Authors (rightly) complain of being spammed with solicitations to publish in questionable journals. Please join us on Thursday, March 1st, at 2pm EST / 11am PST for a SPARC webcast on community-based efforts to combat "predatory" publishing with representatives from these three initiatives. The discussion will focus on equipping librarians to address these quality concerns as they come up on campus.
February 10: ACRL/SPARC Forum at ALA Midwinter 2018
With the acquisition and creation of scholarly communication platforms/infrastructure by major commercial entities, the balance of influence continues to shift. This forum will bring together library stakeholders for a conversation about how the library community can reassert its influence to shape the open access publishing landscape. This session is designed to reach a broad range of librarians and other information professionals. Panelists will focus on: 1) individual action: ‘what can one person do?’; 2) local coordinated action: ‘how can one group or institution effect change?’; and, 3) collective action: ‘how can libraries work together to provide sustainable alternatives?’