May 25: Webcast: Library & Research Services Supports for Tri-Agency Open Access Policy
Scheduled for May 25th at 1pm EDT, this webcast will present examples of how Canadian institutions are supporting compliance with the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy and provide suggestions for how libraries and research administrators can begin working together to support their researchers.
March 07: Open Education Week 2016
Open Education Week is a celebration to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. SPARC encourages campuses to participate in this annual international event by organizing events, sharing resources, and taking action to help celebrate the benefits of free and open sharing in education.
March 07: Recap: SPARC Meeting on Openness in Research & Education
The 2016 SPARC MORE Conference brought together a diverse array of perspectives to work on every aspect of creating a system that serves scholarship, disseminates knowledge, and feeds the public good. Speakers included representatives from a preeminent private foundation, university presidents, young researchers, new faculty, librarians, and technical staff - all part of a dedicated community working to set the default to open.
February 26: Fair Use Week 2016
Taking place on February 22-26, Fair Use Week is an annual celebration of the doctrine of fair use and fair dealing. Fair use and fair dealing allow the use of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances.
January 09: SPARC/ACRL Forum: Complying with Emerging Funder Public Access Policies
Over the past few years, there has been a proliferation of high-profile funders announcing policies requiring greater access to research articles and data. This forum will explore ways in which the library community can be instrumental in supporting the compliance efforts for these policies.
October 19: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation / SPARC Open Access Stakeholders Forum
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) were pleased to convene an invitation-only forum of open access stakeholders on October...
October 19: Open Access Week 2015
Open Access Week, a global event now entering its eighth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share...
June 27: SPARC/ACRL Forum: Advancing ‘Open’ through Library Partnerships with Students and Early Career Researchers
Over the past few years, collaborations have been increasing between academic libraries and students and early-career researchers (ECRs) -- specifically around the issues of Open Access, Open...