November 12: OpenCon 2016
Hosted by SPARC and the Right to Research Coalition, OpenCon 2016 will bring together leading students and early career academic professionals working to advance openness in research and education. The main conference will be held November 12-14 in Washington, DC, with satellite events held around the world.
October 24: International Open Access Week 2016
International Open Access Week, a global event now entering its ninth year, is an opportunity for open access advocates to engage their communities to teach them about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.
June 25: SPARC/ACRL Forum at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando
This SPARC-ACRL Forum will examine how journals are making the switch to Open Access, how libraries are supporting this transition, and the implications of this evolution.
June 01: Webinaire: Soutien des bibliothèques et des services de recherche à la Politique des trois organismes sur le libre accès aux publications
Cette séance brossera un portrait de certaines de ces initiatives, en présentant des exemples de collaboration et des idées novatrices pour l’établissement de partenariats entre divers services universitaires.
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.