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

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.

Join SPARC Europe at OAI9: Sessions on policy, monitoring, and an OA Q & A

Conference Presenter & Audience - Stock PhotoOA Café: All you always wanted to know about Open Access but were afraid to ask, 17 June 2015, 09.00-11.30
Get answers to your OA questions from experts on technical-, cultural- and policy-related issues. The Open Access Café is the place to mingle, meet old and new friends, and talk about Open Access.
OA Policy, 18 June 2015, 16-17.45
This session will look at current policies worldwide presenting data from the PASTEUR4OA project. Discuss how best to formulate a policy here and how to support it within an institution to maximise the amount of OA material collected.
Monitoring progress towards Open Access – tools for institutions, funders and other decision makers, 18 June 2015, 16-17.45
Mikael K. Elbæk, DTU, Denmark and David Ball, SPARC Europe, will present tools to visualise and monitor several aspects of openness. Presentations will cover the Danish Open Access Barometer and the recent SPARC Europe tool How Open is Your Research?

Easier access to Big Data through The Hague Declaration

Li_Decl_logoPayoff_RGB_72-01-01-850x475 2The Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age invites you to make your voice heard to support easier access to Big Data.

The Hague Declaration calls for immediate changes to intellectual property law and the removal of other barriers preventing widened and more equal access to data.

You can make a difference by signing the Hague Declaration.

For more information, see the Hague Declaration press release, the infographic on how big data can save lives or go to the website.

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