Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition

SPARC

Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition

Type Other
Website sparcopen.org
Wikipedia Wikipedia
Twitter
Year founded 1998
Location Washington D.C., DC United States of America United States of America
Functions Advocacy, Research
Funding sources Foundations or grants, Member funded
Tags libraries scholarly publishing open access journals
Summary SPARC is a global coalition committed to making Open the default for research and education. SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) works to enable the open sharing of research outputs and educational materials in order to democratize access to knowledge, accelerate discovery, and increase the return on our investment in research and education. As a catalyst for action, SPARC focuses on collaborating with other stakeholders—including authors, publishers, libraries, students, funders, policymakers and the public—to build on the opportunities created by the Internet, promoting changes to both infrastructure and culture needed to make open the default for research and education. Our close relationships with our international affiliate organizations SPARC Europe, SPARC Japan, and SPARC Africa provides us with a truly global network of partners, representing more than 600 libraries and research institutions around the world.

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Publications

SPARC · 18 May 2022 English

United States Senator United States Senator Tina Smith Kyrsten Sinema United States Senator United States Senator Robert P. [...] Merkley United States Senator United States Senator Richard Blumenthal Tammy Baldwin …


SPARC · 14 October 2021 English

On the other hand, the idea of academic libraries acquiescing to any deployment of software that monitors the behavior of their patrons and collects data with no conditions on what, …


SPARC · 20 September 2021 English

In 2020, as the COVID pandemic continued to spread, colleges and universities took action to protect staff, faculty, and students, while continuing to teach and conduct research to assess the …


SPARC · 28 June 2021 English

United States Senator United States Senator Tina Smith Kyrsten Sinema United States Senator United States Senator Sherrod Brown Benjamin L. [...] Cardin United States Senator United States Senator Page 3 …


SPARC · 26 June 2020 English

Recommendation: Congress and federal agencies should ensure that articles reporting on federally funded research and the data needed to validate/reproduce their results are made immediately accessible in an open and …


SPARC · 10 May 2018 English

FY19 SPARC Open Textbooks Letter - House LHHS - Google Docs 2 1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036 ( 202) 296-2296 • www.sparcopen.org May 10, 2018 The …


SPARC English

We also ask that, in addition to maintaining the report language for the Pilot in Senate Report 115-137, that you include clarifying language to ensure the program is implemented to …


SPARC English

The Open Textbook Pilot seeks to ensure all students have access to learning materials by providing grants for the creation and use of open textbooks at higher education institutions. [...] …


SPARC English

Because libraries are tasked with providing the best and most up-to-date information for students and faculty to do their work, libraries understand the fundamental power of open textbooks to help …


SPARC English

As such, libraries have been responsible for leading some of the most successful programs to create and expand the use of open textbooks in the country, which have generated tens …


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