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  1. SPARC Europe wins LIBER Innovation Award
  2. Calling next generation Open Advocates: OpenCon 2016 in Washington DC
  3. European ministers united on making immediate access to scientific publications the default by 2020: See the highlights
  4. Job announcement: SPARC Europe Director
  5. Europe’s Open Access Champions launches
  1. SPARC Europe publishes new high-level strategic plan for 2020
  2. New Business Plan Toolkit for OA Journals
  3. OA services indispensable to the successful implementation of OA policies
  4. Report on University-Based Publishing, Spring 2015
  5. New SPARC Europe Briefing Paper: Better ways to evaluate research and researchers
  6. Breaking news: A TDM exemption for non-commercial and commercial use in Europe
  7. Electronic Publication: Intended and Unintended Consequences
  8. Over 20 new Open Access advocacy resources from Pasteur4OA
  9. Showcasing Europe's Open Access champions
  10. For a European copyright that supports text and data mining for research and innovation
  11. Get to know SPARC Europe's recent services
  12. Times they are a changing for SPARC Europe
  13. Join SPARC Europe at OAI9: Sessions on policy, monitoring, and an OA Q & A
  14. Easier access to Big Data through The Hague Declaration
  15. New life breathed into ROARMAP by Pasteur4OA
  16. Pasteur4OA: Learning about Open Access Policies Worldwide
  17. Join the community compiling the Open Access Tagging Project alerting service
  18. New SPARC Europe service: The SPARC Europe Open Access Diary
  19. Re-use and adapt SPARC Europe slides for your OA advocacy
  20. What SPARC Europe has done recently to advance scholarly communications
  21. Pasteur4OA newsletter on line
  22. How Open is Your Research?
  23. New Open Access Citation Advantage Service online
  24. Welcoming 2 new Board Members to SPARC Europe
  25. 3 OA-policies recently updated to emphasize or facilitate Gold Open Access
  26. Counting the Costs of Open Access in the UK
  27. SPARC Europe to host Open Humanities Roadshow in the UK
  28. Publishers’ Content-Mining Policies and What Libraries Can Do
  29. What is the best licensing framework for scholarly material?
  30. SPARC Europe publishes new flyer
  31. 7 institutional benefits to implementing an Open Access policy
  32. Join the SPARC Europe Board
  33. SPARC Europe welcomes the new UK Open Access policy
  34. 15 principles of transparency for scholarly publishing
  35. Announcing the launch of the Pilot on Open Research Data in Horizon 2020
  36. SPARC Europe in two new EU projects - FOSTER and PASTEUR4OA
  37. Briefing Papers: OA in the humanities and in the social sciences
  38. We welcome three new members to the SPARC Europe Board
  39. The UK House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee Report on Open Access
  40. What are you doing for Open Access week this year (2013)?
  41. Webcast Invitation
  42. SPARC Europe Board Election 2013 - Call for Nominations
  43. SPARC Europe Open Session at the Pre-LIBER conference
  44. SPARC Europe's Second Response to the Members of the BIS Select Committee
  45. Registry of Research Data Repositories launched -
  46. Advocacy: How to hasten open access
  47. Interviews about Key Open Access Policy Initiatives
  48. Analysis of funder Open Access policies around the world
  49. 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
  50. SPARC Europe response to the UK Government Department of Business, Innovation & Skills Committee inquiry into the UK Government's Open Access policy
  51. Polish Ministry of Administration & Digitization - great debate on open public resources!
  52. Open Access news from France including the Minister of Higher Education and Research
  53. 29th Seminar of Higher Education Library Cooperative
  54. Croatian Open Access Declaration, the “Hamster” portal, and open access theology journals
  55. UK Business, Innovation and Skills Committee announces inquiry into Open Access
  56. 6th UNICA Scholarly Communication Seminar: Libraries As Drivers for Change, Brussels, 26-27 November 2012
  57. ANNOUNCEMENT - Appointment of Lars Bjørnshauge as Managing Director of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  58. PRESS RELEASE - New agreement concluded regarding management of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  59. Open Access Week @ AIMS
  60. Lars Bjørnshauge challenged attendees to push for real change at the Berlin 10 Open Access Conference
  61. UK House of Lords enquiry on Open Access
  62. Open Education Week
  63. Interview with Alma Swan in Research Europe
  64. Sign the petition - protect EU research funding from cuts
  65. What it takes for the stakeholders involved to facilitate the full potential of open access to unfold!
  66. PPT by Lars Bjørnshauge: Is participation really the problem? If so, participation in what?
  67. R2RC Partners with PhD Comics for Open Access Week Video
  68. Ireland has announced a National Open Access Policy
  69. Developing quality test for new open access journals
  70. Open Access to Publications and Research Integrity: Keys to Research Excellence in Europe and Globally - Press Release
  71. The European Science Foundation’s EMRC calls for the adoption of open access in biomedical sciences
  72. Visibility: building online scholarly presence
  73. Alma Swan - Open Access and you – a relationship with promise
  74. Open Access to Excellence in Research
  75. R2RC European Open Access Week Webcast
  76. CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communications
  77. Lars Bjørnshauge in the UKSG eNews
  78. Meeting with the Commissioner for Research & Innovation
  79. Scientists, Foundations, Libraries, Universities, and Advocates Unite and Issue New Recommendations to Make Research Freely Available to All Online
  80. Speakers announced for IFLA session on Open Access
  81. Now online: the Powerpoint of last week's Webcast on Article level metrics
  82. SPARC Europe response to EC Communication and Recommendation
  83. UK's Research Councils publish new stronger policy on Open Access
  84. SPARC Europe's response to the Finch Report
  85. Election to SPARC Europe Board
  86. SPARC Innovator: The World Bank
  87. Now online: Presentations from SPARC Europe Session at the LIBER conference
  88. SPARC Europe Members Meeting in Tartu
  89. SPARC Europe's response to the inaccuracies in the article by the Daily Mail's City Editor on 18 June
  90. COAR has formed a Task Force for “Open Access Agreements and Licenses”
  91. The Budapest Open Access Initiative at 10 - Recommendations for the next ten years
  92. Webcast Invitation: Article level metrics with Jennifer Lin
  93. New website for SPARC Europe
  95. Press Release 17 May 2012 - Pushing the Frontier on Text Mining
  96. Pushing the Frontier on Text Mining: A conversation with Heather Piwowar
  97. Lars Bjørnshauge Appointed Interim Director SPARC Europe
  98. Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access
  99. The new OpenAIRE Quarterly Publication is out
  100. Bioline International, an open access e-publishing platform, is seeking new members and supporters
  101. The New European Team is in Place
  102. Experts Meeting on the UNESCO Open Access Strategy
  103. Sharing knowledge: EC-funded projects on scientific information in the digital age
  104. SPARC Europe Annual Meeting in Barcelona
  105. Sixth SPARC Europe Award goes to
  106. The LERU Roadmap Towards Open Access
  107. A new series of Webcasts for SPARC Europe members 2011
  108. First Annual European Student Summit on Open Access
  109. SPARC Europe response to EC Green Paper on a common strategic framework for EU
  110. SPARC Europe at Public Hearing on Access to and Preservation of Scientific Data
  111. Get prepared for Open Access Week 2011
  112. Interview Series
  113. UKB Statement: Concern about Elsevier’s Open Access Policy
  114. Statement approved by the Steering committee for on 23 May 2011
  115. SPARC Europe Annual Meeting 2011
  116. Call for Nominations
  117. UNESCO Netherlands Expert Meeting on Open Access
  118. OAI7 - Innovations in Scholarly Communication
  119. UNESCO-NL Expert Meeting on Open Access
  120. Submitted to Slovenian Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
  121. PKP Europe Network
  122. OAI7 Registration is open
  123. The First OAPEN Conference
  124. Research-Education-Public Data in Athens
  125. SOAP Symposium, Berlin
  126. Research-Education-Public Data
  127. INVITATION: SOAP Symposium
  128. Knowledge Exchange Briefing paper
  129. 7 reasons why you should register now
  130. SPARC Europe joins the DARTEurope Board
  131. LIBER is seeking for a Project Officer
  132. Promotional video for OAI7 by Dr Paul Ayris
  133. First results of the SOAP Project presented at COASP
  134. Major Chinese libraries united against unreasonable price increases by some international publishers
  135. OAI7 Call for Ideas
  136. SPARC Europe goes to Greece
  137. SPARC Europe goes to Denmark
  138. SPARC Europe goes to Slovenia
  139. SPARC Europe goes to Switzerland
  140. SPARC Europe now tweets!
  141. Policies for the development of OA in Southern Europe
  142. SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2010 Call for Proposals
  143. A Summary of SPARC Europe Annual Meeting 2010
  144. Fifth SPARC Europe Award to Honour Leaders in Field of Scholarly Communications goes to CERN
  145. SPARC Europe Annual Meeting 2010
  146. SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2010
  147. COASP: 2nd Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing
  148. SPARC Europe announces Call-for-Nominations for the Fifth Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications
  149. SPARC Europe announces new Director
  150. License to Publish: promoting Open Access and authors' rights in the Nordic social sciences and humanities
  151. COASP: 1st Conference for Open Access Scholarly Publishers
  152. Wetenschappelijke publicaties openbaar
  153. Welcome to IIU Press and Research Centre and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, our new members
  154. A Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity
  155. Public Library of Science Continues to Innovate
  156. Fourth SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications awarded to the Directory of Open Access Journals
  157. Significant New Deposit Mandates Announced
  158. OA would save the Netherlands 133 million Euros per year
  159. Centre for Research Communications (CRC) Launched
  160. SPARC Europe announces Call-for-Nominations for the Fourth Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications
  161. Welsh Repository Network (WRN) launch
  162. SURF announces 2009 to be Open Access Year
  163. OAI6 Registration is now Open
  164. Economic Study of OA Shows Benefits Outweigh Costs
  165. EPSRC to Adopt Open Access Mandate
  166. New Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) Launched
  167. Springer Purchase BioMedCentral
  168. European Commission launches open access pilot
  169. SPARC Europe and DRIVER agree to closer collaboration
  170. Third SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications awarded to Leo Waaijers
  171. Second SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications goes to SHERPA
  172. European Commission Issues 'Communication' on Open Access
  173. European Research Community Call on European Union to Adopt Open Access
  174. Fifth UK Research Council Issues Open Access Mandate
  175. European Commission Publishes Synthesis of Responses to Scientific Publications Study
  176. Fourth UK Research Council Adopts Open Access Mandate
  177. UK Funding Bodies Mandate Open Access
  178. European Commission Publishes Study Into Scientific Publications
  179. Leading European Library Organization Firmly Supports Research Councils UK New Open Access Policy
  180. UK Research Councils Publish Draft Open Access Policy
  181. Launch of the Directory of Open Access Repositories Announced
  182. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Issue Access Policy
  183. UK Science and Technology Committee Publish Report
  184. Berlin Declaration Lauched
  185. Merger Announced Between Springer and Kluwer
  186. SPARC Europe Hires Director and Formally Launches Organisation Based at Oxford University
  187. SPARC and SPARC Europe Support Budapest Open Access Initiative

Who is doing what in Open Science in Europe?

iStock_000029105530_LargeSPARC Europe will be conducting a study into who is doing what in the area of Open Science/Scholarship.

We want to find out where the overlaps are to see what room there is for more collaboration and identify any gaps where more work might be needed.

We look forward to sharing results later on this year!

SPARC Europe wins LIBER Innovation Award

VP_LiberInnovAward2016SPARC Europe has won a Liber Innovation Award (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries).

Vanessa Proudman received the award for the paper:
Open Access depends on us Professors! Europe’s Open Access Champions.
This paper was presented on 30 June 2016 in Helsinki, Finland.

It has been considered one of the 3 most innovative and relevant papers submitted to the 2016 LIBER Annual Conference.

Calling next generation Open Advocates: OpenCon 2016 in Washington DC

26682913153_780d8c7f12_mOpenCon seeks to bring together students and early career academic professionals from around the world who want to advance Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data. It takes place in Washington DC this year.

It’s a conference and platform for the next generation to learn about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data, develop critical skills, and catalyze action toward a more open system for sharing the world’s information—from scholarly and scientific research, to educational materials, to digital research data.  If you don’t yet know OpenCon, see the highlights of OpenCon 2015 here.

Attendance at OpenCon is by application only. If you’re interested, and also perhaps in one of the three dozen sponsored scholarships, apply here by 11 July 2016.

OpenCon is organized by SPARC, the Right to Research Coalition, and an Organizing Committee of students and early career researchers from around the world.

European ministers united on making immediate access to scientific publications the default by 2020: See the highlights

flag_yellow_highEurope’s governments have agreed to common ambitious political Open Science goals for the first time at a gathering of ministers of science, innovation, trade and industry on 26-27 May 2016.

What consequences will taking action on these goals mean?
Who will be the influencers to make it happen?

See the highlights of the agreed goals here.

Job announcement: SPARC Europe Director


SPARC Europe is looking for a new Director.

Are you interested in achieving more in the areas of Open Access, Open Data, Open Educational Resources, Open Peer Review, Research Evaluation and Research Integrity in Europe?

Then this position could be for you. See the job announcement here.

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