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?’
December 06: Open Action Week After Action Webcast: Getting Professional Credit For Your OA Week Work
On December 6th at 3pm EST / 12pm PST, we will host the next installment of our #OpenPros webcast series that will focus on getting professional credit for your work during Open Access Week.
The discussion will include tips for developing a professional competency narrative, including building explanations of the impact of your work as well as ideas for translating this work into CV line items and useful material when interviewing for a new position. Registration is free but required, and you can register by clicking here.
November 11: OpenCon 2017
Hosted by SPARC and the Right to Research Coalition, OpenCon 2017 will convene the next generation of leaders in Berlin, Germany on November 11-13 to advance openness in research and education. Attendance at OpenCon is by application only.
October 26: World Bank-SPARC Open Access Week Panel
The World Bank Group and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) invite you to a panel discussion for International Open Access Week. This year’s theme, “Open in order to…” invites participants to fill in the blank with their own vision of Open Access (OA).
“Open in order to…” also serves as a prompt to move beyond talking about openness itself and to focus on how open access can be used as an enabling strategy — whether for an individual discipline, an institution, or in a specific context; then to take action to realize these benefits.
The World Bank has chosen to celebrate with the theme “Open in order to end extreme poverty” – the World Bank’s mission and rationale behind its OA initiatives. Panelists from a variety of perspectives and organizations will share their thoughts on how OA activities contribute to their work and goals.
We invite you to watch online and join the conversation using #OAweek. We also encourage you to plan your own watch parties and celebrate Open Access Week in your own community!