A week ago, over 80 organisations from around the world, including many publishers, signed up to a letter to STM, the International Association of Scientific, Medical and Technical Publishers, calling on it to withdraw its new set of model licences for academic content.
SPARC Europe was one of the first signatories.
The following briefing document to SPARC Europe Members explains a little more about the topic and why we signed the letter to STM.
See it here.
For a concise overview of what SPARC Europe does, see our new flyer.
It tells you what we believe in, who we are, what we do and gives you a handful of reasons for why joining SPARC Europe could benefit your institution.
SPARC Europe flyer
SPARC Europe has brought together 7 short arguments that can support you and your library when discussing introducing an Open Access Policy with your institutional management.
Download the 7 pointers here.
Pin-point the priorities and concerns of your stakeholder and then select the benefits that hold up for them.
Do you wish to
- see a scholarly communication system built on the principles of openness and sharing
- returning to the collegiate values of academic research and
- delivering the best return possible to society?
If so, we’d like you to join the Board of SPARC Europe. You can nominate yourself or a colleague.
Please send us a short CV and cover letter shortly listing your motivations for becoming a Board Member of SPARC Europe and how you would like to contribute to SPARC Europe’s activities.
Board Members serve a 3-year-term with an option of an additional 3-year-term.
Please send your short CV and cover letter to us (email@example.com) by 15th August 2014.
Following the adoption of the Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020 last week, here is the link to a press release announcing the launch of the Pilot on Open Research Data in Horizon 2020.
The press release also covers rules on open access to scientific publications in Horizon 2020. Further information is available in the Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020 and the Guidelines on Data Management in Horizon 2020.