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

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.

Pasteur4OA: Learning about Open Access Policies Worldwide

The Pasteur4OA project has just published an international Open Access policy report to help determine what kinds of policies are effective for Open Access Green deposit. This has been written by our own Alma Swan.
PASTEUR4OA (Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research) is an EU project that aims to stimulate policy development to ensure Open Access to all outputs from European publicly-funded research. SPARC Europe is a partner.
For access to the document, go to the Pasteur4OA news page.

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