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SPARC is a global coalition committed to making Open the default for research and education.
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SPARC 12h
Apply to join our dynamic team at SPARC. We are currently looking for a full-time Programs & Operations Specialist. Click below for details.
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White House OSTP 16h
. is seeking additional comments on public access to peer-reviewed scholarly publications, data, & code resulting from federally funded research. Let us know what you think:
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SPARC 18h
Listen up! If you truly want , please consider providing detailed, thoughtful comments to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy through their new Request for Information (RFI) process - open till March 16th here:
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SPARC 20h
Two critical must-read documents to help maintain community ownership over data and data infrastructure. See our Landscape Analysis and Roadmap for Action here.
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Robert Kiley Feb 13
UKRI draft policy has been published. In line with the policy calls for immediate OA (no embargo) and CCBY. Policy to apply to all attributed articles, published after 1/1/2022. Consultation open until 17th April 2020.
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SPARC Feb 14
SPARC is pleased to honor with its February 2020 Innovator Award for building infrastructure, increasing value for students, embracing diverse voices and helping make college more affordable. What's not to love?!
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Daniel Williamson 🏳️‍🌈 Feb 13
Wow! What an honor for to be recognized by with their Innovator Award!
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SPARC Feb 13
Replying to @MsPhelps
100% agree... see our work on this emerging threat here:
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SPARC Feb 13
Making research outputs (articles, data, code, software etc. ) openly available is key to speeding progress on this.
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SPARC Feb 12
"The status quo damages science and it undermines society’s ability to access and benefit from the science it funds."
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Mattias Björnmalm Feb 11
Replying to @WHOSTP
I hope the participants have noted the movement, including this letter from Nobel prize laureates who express “strong support for immediate open access to the results of research funded with U.S. taxpayer dollars”
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SPARC Feb 12
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Ondatra iSchoolicus Feb 12
So, first, I’m gonna need MUTINOUS LIBRARIAN merch stat. Second… that headline (AWESOME THOUGH IT IS) betrays an assumption that librarians are somehow under publishers’ command. Which, NOPE. Though I can well believe publishers think so.
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SPARC Feb 12
Resisting the urge to talk like a pirate and simply posting this excellent article for your reading pleasure:
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Hans de Jonge Feb 10
This is excellent work! Good Practice Principles for Scholarly Communication Services via
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SPARC Feb 11
Three cheers for the amazing work of and the ! Check out SPARC’s (free) resources to support and empower advocates:
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SPARC Feb 11
Ever had a question about and not sure who to ask? Join the welcoming community of practice on SPARC’s listserv. Open to all!
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Mo Nyamweya Feb 6
Have you ever wanted to suggest a LibOER topic? Now’s your chance! SPARC’s monthly call is seeking topic proposals for 2020:
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Nicole Allen Feb 9
“Here in Washington State, several school districts are creating and adapting open educational resources to reflect the cultures and backgrounds of the students they serve” 🙌 in .
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SPARC Feb 10
Good governance, open standards...see what the 5 other key components of your scholarly communication services should be in our collaborative work with .
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