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  1. Over 20 new Open Access advocacy resources from Pasteur4OA
  2. Showcasing Europe's Open Access champions
  3. For a European copyright that supports text and data mining for research and innovation
  4. Get to know SPARC Europe's recent services
  5. Times they are a changing for SPARC Europe
  1. Join SPARC Europe at OAI9: Sessions on policy, monitoring, and an OA Q & A
  2. Easier access to Big Data through The Hague Declaration
  3. New life breathed into ROARMAP by Pasteur4OA
  4. Pasteur4OA: Learning about Open Access Policies Worldwide
  5. Join the community compiling the Open Access Tagging Project alerting service
  6. New SPARC Europe service: The SPARC Europe Open Access Diary
  7. Re-use and adapt SPARC Europe slides for your OA advocacy
  8. What SPARC Europe has done recently to advance scholarly communications
  9. Pasteur4OA newsletter on line
  10. How Open is Your Research?
  11. New Open Access Citation Advantage Service online
  12. Welcoming 2 new Board Members to SPARC Europe
  13. 3 OA-policies recently updated to emphasize or facilitate Gold Open Access
  14. Counting the Costs of Open Access in the UK
  15. SPARC Europe to host Open Humanities Roadshow in the UK
  16. Publishers’ Content-Mining Policies and What Libraries Can Do
  17. What is the best licensing framework for scholarly material?
  18. SPARC Europe publishes new flyer
  19. 7 institutional benefits to implementing an Open Access policy
  20. Join the SPARC Europe Board
  21. SPARC Europe welcomes the new UK Open Access policy
  22. 15 principles of transparency for scholarly publishing
  23. Announcing the launch of the Pilot on Open Research Data in Horizon 2020
  24. SPARC Europe in two new EU projects - FOSTER and PASTEUR4OA
  25. Briefing Papers: OA in the humanities and in the social sciences
  26. We welcome three new members to the SPARC Europe Board
  27. The UK House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee Report on Open Access
  28. What are you doing for Open Access week this year (2013)?
  29. Webcast Invitation
  30. The latest advances in the promotion and implementation of OA policies in Italy
  31. SPARC Europe Board Election 2013 - Call for Nominations
  32. SPARC Europe Open Session at the Pre-LIBER conference
  33. SPARC Europe's Second Response to the Members of the BIS Select Committee
  34. Registry of Research Data Repositories launched -
  35. Advocacy: How to hasten open access
  36. Interviews about Key Open Access Policy Initiatives
  37. I Love OA petition
  38. Analysis of funder Open Access policies around the world
  39. SPARC Europe responds to the UK House of Lords Select Committee for Science & Technology inquiry into the UK Government's policy on Open Access and its implementation by RCUK
  40. SPARC Europe response to the UK Government Department of Business, Innovation & Skills Committee inquiry into the UK Government's Open Access policy
  41. Polish Ministry of Administration & Digitization - great debate on open public resources!
  42. Open Access news from France including the Minister of Higher Education and Research
  43. 29th Seminar of Higher Education Library Cooperative
  44. Croatian Open Access Declaration, the “Hamster” portal, and open access theology journals
  45. UK Business, Innovation and Skills Committee announces inquiry into Open Access
  46. 6th UNICA Scholarly Communication Seminar: Libraries As Drivers for Change, Brussels, 26-27 November 2012
  47. ANNOUNCEMENT - Appointment of Lars Bjørnshauge as Managing Director of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  48. PRESS RELEASE - New agreement concluded regarding management of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  49. Open Access Week @ AIMS
  50. Lars Bjørnshauge challenged attendees to push for real change at the Berlin 10 Open Access Conference
  51. UK House of Lords enquiry on Open Access
  52. Open Education Week
  53. Interview with Alma Swan in Research Europe
  54. Sign the petition - protect EU research funding from cuts
  55. What it takes for the stakeholders involved to facilitate the full potential of open access to unfold!
  56. PPT by Lars Bjørnshauge: Is participation really the problem? If so, participation in what?
  57. R2RC Partners with PhD Comics for Open Access Week Video
  58. Ireland has announced a National Open Access Policy
  59. Developing quality test for new open access journals
  60. Open Access to Publications and Research Integrity: Keys to Research Excellence in Europe and Globally - Press Release
  61. The European Science Foundation’s EMRC calls for the adoption of open access in biomedical sciences
  62. Visibility: building online scholarly presence
  63. Alma Swan - Open Access and you – a relationship with promise
  64. Open Access to Excellence in Research
  65. R2RC European Open Access Week Webcast
  66. CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communications
  67. Lars Bjørnshauge in the UKSG eNews
  68. Meeting with the Commissioner for Research & Innovation
  69. Scientists, Foundations, Libraries, Universities, and Advocates Unite and Issue New Recommendations to Make Research Freely Available to All Online
  70. Speakers announced for IFLA session on Open Access
  71. Now online: the Powerpoint of last week's Webcast on Article level metrics
  72. SPARC Europe response to EC Communication and Recommendation
  73. UK's Research Councils publish new stronger policy on Open Access
  74. SPARC Europe's response to the Finch Report
  75. Election to SPARC Europe Board
  76. SPARC Innovator: The World Bank
  77. Now online: Presentations from SPARC Europe Session at the LIBER conference
  78. SPARC Europe Members Meeting in Tartu
  79. SPARC Europe's response to the inaccuracies in the article by the Daily Mail's City Editor on 18 June
  80. COAR has formed a Task Force for “Open Access Agreements and Licenses”
  81. The Budapest Open Access Initiative at 10 - Recommendations for the next ten years
  82. Webcast Invitation: Article level metrics with Jennifer Lin
  83. New website for SPARC Europe
  85. Press Release 17 May 2012 - Pushing the Frontier on Text Mining
  86. Pushing the Frontier on Text Mining: A conversation with Heather Piwowar
  87. Lars Bjørnshauge Appointed Interim Director SPARC Europe
  88. Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access
  89. The new OpenAIRE Quarterly Publication is out
  90. Bioline International, an open access e-publishing platform, is seeking new members and supporters
  91. The New European Team is in Place
  92. Experts Meeting on the UNESCO Open Access Strategy
  93. Sharing knowledge: EC-funded projects on scientific information in the digital age
  94. SPARC Europe Annual Meeting in Barcelona
  95. Sixth SPARC Europe Award goes to
  96. The LERU Roadmap Towards Open Access
  97. A new series of Webcasts for SPARC Europe members 2011
  98. First Annual European Student Summit on Open Access
  99. SPARC Europe response to EC Green Paper on a common strategic framework for EU
  100. SPARC Europe at Public Hearing on Access to and Preservation of Scientific Data
  101. Get prepared for Open Access Week 2011
  102. Interview Series
  103. UKB Statement: Concern about Elsevier’s Open Access Policy
  104. Statement approved by the Steering committee for on 23 May 2011
  105. SPARC Europe Annual Meeting 2011
  106. Call for Nominations
  107. UNESCO Netherlands Expert Meeting on Open Access
  108. OAI7 - Innovations in Scholarly Communication
  109. UNESCO-NL Expert Meeting on Open Access
  110. Submitted to Slovenian Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
  111. PKP Europe Network
  112. OAI7 Registration is open
  113. The First OAPEN Conference
  114. Research-Education-Public Data in Athens
  115. SOAP Symposium, Berlin
  116. Research-Education-Public Data
  117. INVITATION: SOAP Symposium
  118. Knowledge Exchange Briefing paper
  119. 7 reasons why you should register now
  120. SPARC Europe joins the DARTEurope Board
  121. LIBER is seeking for a Project Officer
  122. Promotional video for OAI7 by Dr Paul Ayris
  123. First results of the SOAP Project presented at COASP
  124. Major Chinese libraries united against unreasonable price increases by some international publishers
  125. OAI7 Call for Ideas
  126. SPARC Europe goes to Greece
  127. SPARC Europe goes to Denmark
  128. SPARC Europe goes to Slovenia
  129. SPARC Europe goes to Switzerland
  130. SPARC Europe now tweets!
  131. Policies for the development of OA in Southern Europe
  132. SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2010 Call for Proposals
  133. A Summary of SPARC Europe Annual Meeting 2010
  134. Fifth SPARC Europe Award to Honour Leaders in Field of Scholarly Communications goes to CERN
  135. SPARC Europe Annual Meeting 2010
  136. SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2010
  137. COASP: 2nd Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing
  138. SPARC Europe announces Call-for-Nominations for the Fifth Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications
  139. SPARC Europe announces new Director
  140. License to Publish: promoting Open Access and authors' rights in the Nordic social sciences and humanities
  141. COASP: 1st Conference for Open Access Scholarly Publishers
  142. Wetenschappelijke publicaties openbaar
  143. Welcome to IIU Press and Research Centre and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, our new members
  144. A Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity
  145. Public Library of Science Continues to Innovate
  146. Fourth SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications awarded to the Directory of Open Access Journals
  147. Significant New Deposit Mandates Announced
  148. OA would save the Netherlands 133 million Euros per year
  149. Centre for Research Communications (CRC) Launched
  150. SPARC Europe announces Call-for-Nominations for the Fourth Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications
  151. Welsh Repository Network (WRN) launch
  152. SURF announces 2009 to be Open Access Year
  153. OAI6 Registration is now Open
  154. Economic Study of OA Shows Benefits Outweigh Costs
  155. EPSRC to Adopt Open Access Mandate
  156. New Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) Launched
  157. Springer Purchase BioMedCentral
  158. European Commission launches open access pilot
  159. SPARC Europe and DRIVER agree to closer collaboration
  160. Third SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications awarded to Leo Waaijers
  161. Second SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications goes to SHERPA
  162. European Commission Issues 'Communication' on Open Access
  163. European Research Community Call on European Union to Adopt Open Access
  164. Fifth UK Research Council Issues Open Access Mandate
  165. European Commission Publishes Synthesis of Responses to Scientific Publications Study
  166. Fourth UK Research Council Adopts Open Access Mandate
  167. UK Funding Bodies Mandate Open Access
  168. European Commission Publishes Study Into Scientific Publications
  169. Leading European Library Organization Firmly Supports Research Councils UK New Open Access Policy
  170. UK Research Councils Publish Draft Open Access Policy
  171. Launch of the Directory of Open Access Repositories Announced
  172. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Issue Access Policy
  173. UK Science and Technology Committee Publish Report
  174. Berlin Declaration Lauched
  175. Merger Announced Between Springer and Kluwer
  176. SPARC Europe Hires Director and Formally Launches Organisation Based at Oxford University
  177. SPARC and SPARC Europe Support Budapest Open Access Initiative

Over 20 new Open Access advocacy resources from Pasteur4OA

PASTEUR4OA logoSPARC Europe is a partner in the Pasteur4OA project. Pasteur4OA aims to increase the understanding of Open Access amongst national and institutional policymakers and research funders. It also aims to develop and reinforce OA strategies and policies that align with European Commission OA policies, e.g. that for Horizon 2020.

In this context, SPARC Europe has supported the Pasteur4OA team in producing more than 20 advocacy resources that can be used by stakeholders to develop new policies or revise existing ones.

For more information on Pasteur4OA, and these resources, see the flyer.

Showcasing Europe’s Open Access champions

Headshot Picture Of Multi-Ethnic Group Of People SmilingSPARC Europe and some of its members would like to announce that it will be showcasing some of Europe’s Open Access champions in the coming months.

In addition to more Open Access policy implementation in Europe, we believe that continuing to change hearts and minds in our academic communities is important.

For this reason, we will be sharing some of the stories of Europe’s Open Access champions to stimulate more advocacy in our academic communities:

What motivates them? How are they spreading the OA word? What are their challenges? What’s their advice to other champions?
How do we involve them and keep them engaged, and what makes a good champion?

You can expect stories from a range of different types of OA leaders, from Deans to Heads of Dept or Research to administrators from 8 countries.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us:

For a European copyright that supports text and data mining for research and innovation

Abstract tech binary backgroundThis year SPARC Europe wrote a briefing paper on Text and Data Mining (TDM) to help the European Parliament and the European Commission in their review of European Copyright Law.

Find it here: Text and data mining for research and innovation purposes, and its importance (2015)

or go to SPARC Europe’s other briefing papers.

Get to know SPARC Europe’s recent services

Group of Business People Working on an Office DeskSPARC Europe has developed several tools and services this year to help you make the case for Open Access.

See our flyer for more information.

Times they are a changing for SPARC Europe

Magnetic compass on a world mapThe Open Access advocacy picture in Europe is changing rapidly, and to respond to this, its Directors will be standing down on 30 June 2015 to allow for new opportunities in the expanding area of openness.

We have just entered discussions with LIBER about furthering Open (Access, Data, Science, TDM, Copyright, etc) by collaborating more intensively , including investigating options for organisational integration.

In the meantime, business will continue as usual.

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