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  1. SPARC Europe to host Open Humanities Roadshow in the UK
  2. Publishers’ Content-Mining Policies and What Libraries Can Do
  3. What is the best licensing framework for scholarly material?
  4. SPARC Europe publishes new flyer
  5. 7 institutional benefits to implementing an Open Access policy
  1. Join the SPARC Europe Board
  2. SPARC Europe welcomes the new UK Open Access policy
  3. 15 principles of transparency for scholarly publishing
  4. Announcing the launch of the Pilot on Open Research Data in Horizon 2020
  5. SPARC Europe in two new EU projects - FOSTER and PASTEUR4OA
  6. Briefing Papers: OA in the humanities and in the social sciences
  7. We welcome three new members to the SPARC Europe Board
  8. The UK House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee Report on Open Access
  9. What are you doing for Open Access week this year (2013)?
  10. Webcast Invitation
  11. The latest advances in the promotion and implementation of OA policies in Italy
  12. SPARC Europe Board Election 2013 - Call for Nominations
  13. SPARC Europe Open Session at the Pre-LIBER conference
  14. SPARC Europe's Second Response to the Members of the BIS Select Committee
  15. Registry of Research Data Repositories launched - re3data.org
  16. Advocacy: How to hasten open access
  17. Interviews about Key Open Access Policy Initiatives
  18. I Love OA petition
  19. Analysis of funder Open Access policies around the world
  20. 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
  21. SPARC Europe response to the UK Government Department of Business, Innovation & Skills Committee inquiry into the UK Government's Open Access policy
  22. Polish Ministry of Administration & Digitization - great debate on open public resources!
  23. Open Access news from France including the Minister of Higher Education and Research
  24. 29th Seminar of Higher Education Library Cooperative
  25. Croatian Open Access Declaration, the “Hamster” portal, and open access theology journals
  26. UK Business, Innovation and Skills Committee announces inquiry into Open Access
  27. 6th UNICA Scholarly Communication Seminar: Libraries As Drivers for Change, Brussels, 26-27 November 2012
  28. ANNOUNCEMENT - Appointment of Lars Bjørnshauge as Managing Director of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  29. PRESS RELEASE - New agreement concluded regarding management of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  30. Open Access Week @ AIMS
  31. Lars Bjørnshauge challenged attendees to push for real change at the Berlin 10 Open Access Conference
  32. UK House of Lords enquiry on Open Access
  33. Open Education Week
  34. Interview with Alma Swan in Research Europe
  35. Sign the petition - protect EU research funding from cuts
  36. What it takes for the stakeholders involved to facilitate the full potential of open access to unfold!
  37. PPT by Lars Bjørnshauge: Is participation really the problem? If so, participation in what?
  38. R2RC Partners with PhD Comics for Open Access Week Video
  39. Ireland has announced a National Open Access Policy
  40. Developing quality test for new open access journals
  41. Open Access to Publications and Research Integrity: Keys to Research Excellence in Europe and Globally - Press Release
  42. The European Science Foundation’s EMRC calls for the adoption of open access in biomedical sciences
  43. Visibility: building online scholarly presence
  44. Alma Swan - Open Access and you – a relationship with promise
  45. Open Access to Excellence in Research
  46. R2RC European Open Access Week Webcast
  47. CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communications
  48. Lars Bjørnshauge in the UKSG eNews
  49. Meeting with the Commissioner for Research & Innovation
  50. Scientists, Foundations, Libraries, Universities, and Advocates Unite and Issue New Recommendations to Make Research Freely Available to All Online
  51. Speakers announced for IFLA session on Open Access
  52. Now online: the Powerpoint of last week's Webcast on Article level metrics
  53. SPARC Europe response to EC Communication and Recommendation
  54. UK's Research Councils publish new stronger policy on Open Access
  55. SPARC Europe's response to the Finch Report
  56. Election to SPARC Europe Board
  57. SPARC Innovator: The World Bank
  58. Now online: Presentations from SPARC Europe Session at the LIBER conference
  59. SPARC Europe Members Meeting in Tartu
  60. SPARC Europe's response to the inaccuracies in the article by the Daily Mail's City Editor on 18 June
  61. COAR has formed a Task Force for “Open Access Agreements and Licenses”
  62. The Budapest Open Access Initiative at 10 - Recommendations for the next ten years
  63. Webcast Invitation: Article level metrics with Jennifer Lin
  64. New website for SPARC Europe
  65. PETITION
  66. Press Release 17 May 2012 - Pushing the Frontier on Text Mining
  67. Pushing the Frontier on Text Mining: A conversation with Heather Piwowar
  68. Lars Bjørnshauge Appointed Interim Director SPARC Europe
  69. Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access
  70. The new OpenAIRE Quarterly Publication is out
  71. Bioline International, an open access e-publishing platform, is seeking new members and supporters
  72. The New European Team is in Place
  73. Experts Meeting on the UNESCO Open Access Strategy
  74. Sharing knowledge: EC-funded projects on scientific information in the digital age
  75. SPARC Europe Annual Meeting in Barcelona
  76. Sixth SPARC Europe Award goes to eIFL.net
  77. The LERU Roadmap Towards Open Access
  78. A new series of Webcasts for SPARC Europe members 2011
  79. First Annual European Student Summit on Open Access
  80. SPARC Europe response to EC Green Paper on a common strategic framework for EU
  81. SPARC Europe at Public Hearing on Access to and Preservation of Scientific Data
  82. Get prepared for Open Access Week 2011
  83. Interview Series
  84. UKB Statement: Concern about Elsevier’s Open Access Policy
  85. OpenAccess.se Statement approved by the Steering committee for OpenAccess.se on 23 May 2011
  86. SPARC Europe Annual Meeting 2011
  87. Call for Nominations
  88. UNESCO Netherlands Expert Meeting on Open Access
  89. OAI7 - Innovations in Scholarly Communication
  90. UNESCO-NL Expert Meeting on Open Access
  91. Submitted to Slovenian Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
  92. PKP Europe Network
  93. OAI7 Registration is open
  94. The First OAPEN Conference
  95. Research-Education-Public Data in Athens
  96. SOAP Symposium, Berlin
  97. Research-Education-Public Data
  98. INVITATION: SOAP Symposium
  99. Knowledge Exchange Briefing paper
  100. 7 reasons why you should register now
  101. SPARC Europe joins the DARTEurope Board
  102. LIBER is seeking for a Project Officer
  103. Promotional video for OAI7 by Dr Paul Ayris
  104. First results of the SOAP Project presented at COASP
  105. Major Chinese libraries united against unreasonable price increases by some international publishers
  106. OAI7 Call for Ideas
  107. SPARC Europe goes to Greece
  108. SPARC Europe goes to Denmark
  109. SPARC Europe goes to Slovenia
  110. SPARC Europe goes to Switzerland
  111. SPARC Europe now tweets!
  112. Policies for the development of OA in Southern Europe
  113. SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2010 Call for Proposals
  114. A Summary of SPARC Europe Annual Meeting 2010
  115. Fifth SPARC Europe Award to Honour Leaders in Field of Scholarly Communications goes to CERN
  116. SPARC Europe Annual Meeting 2010
  117. SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2010
  118. COASP: 2nd Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing
  119. SPARC Europe announces Call-for-Nominations for the Fifth Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications
  120. SPARC Europe announces new Director
  121. License to Publish: promoting Open Access and authors' rights in the Nordic social sciences and humanities
  122. COASP: 1st Conference for Open Access Scholarly Publishers
  123. Wetenschappelijke publicaties openbaar
  124. Welcome to IIU Press and Research Centre and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, our new members
  125. A Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity
  126. Public Library of Science Continues to Innovate
  127. Fourth SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications awarded to the Directory of Open Access Journals
  128. Significant New Deposit Mandates Announced
  129. OA would save the Netherlands 133 million Euros per year
  130. Centre for Research Communications (CRC) Launched
  131. SPARC Europe announces Call-for-Nominations for the Fourth Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications
  132. Welsh Repository Network (WRN) launch
  133. SURF announces 2009 to be Open Access Year
  134. OAI6 Registration is now Open
  135. Economic Study of OA Shows Benefits Outweigh Costs
  136. EPSRC to Adopt Open Access Mandate
  137. New Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) Launched
  138. Springer Purchase BioMedCentral
  139. European Commission launches open access pilot
  140. SPARC Europe and DRIVER agree to closer collaboration
  141. Third SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications awarded to Leo Waaijers
  142. Second SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications goes to SHERPA
  143. European Commission Issues 'Communication' on Open Access
  144. European Research Community Call on European Union to Adopt Open Access
  145. Fifth UK Research Council Issues Open Access Mandate
  146. European Commission Publishes Synthesis of Responses to Scientific Publications Study
  147. Fourth UK Research Council Adopts Open Access Mandate
  148. UK Funding Bodies Mandate Open Access
  149. European Commission Publishes Study Into Scientific Publications
  150. Leading European Library Organization Firmly Supports Research Councils UK New Open Access Policy
  151. UK Research Councils Publish Draft Open Access Policy
  152. Launch of the Directory of Open Access Repositories Announced
  153. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Issue Access Policy
  154. UK Science and Technology Committee Publish Report
  155. Berlin Declaration Lauched
  156. Merger Announced Between Springer and Kluwer
  157. SPARC Europe Hires Director and Formally Launches Organisation Based at Oxford University
  158. SPARC and SPARC Europe Support Budapest Open Access Initiative

SPARC Europe to host Open Humanities Roadshow in the UK

A series of events will take place across the UK during the autumn of 2014 to provide an opportunity for researchers to learn about new publishing channels in the humanities.

All researchers working in arts and humanities fields are invited to come along and meet their publisher colleagues in an informal tell-and-show session. You will be able to see what their publishing programmes cover and learn about the experiences of authors who have published in Open Access outlets.

For more information, see here.

Publishers’ Content-Mining Policies and What Libraries Can Do

This SPARC Europe Briefing Paper alerts the library community to the changes in publisher text-mining and data-mining policies, the potential issues surrounding them and how to respond to them.

Download it here: Publishers’ Content-Mining Policies, 2014

What is the best licensing framework for scholarly material?

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.

SPARC Europe publishes new flyer

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

7 institutional benefits to implementing an Open Access policy

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.
Pin-point the priorities and concerns of your stakeholder and then select the benefits that hold up for them.

  • Download the 7 pointers here.
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