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  1. Who is doing what in Open Science in Europe?
  2. SPARC Europe wins LIBER Innovation Award
  3. Calling next generation Open Advocates: OpenCon 2016 in Washington DC
  4. European ministers united on making immediate access to scientific publications the default by 2020: See the highlights
  5. Job announcement: SPARC Europe Director
  1. Europe’s Open Access Champions launches
  2. SPARC Europe publishes new high-level strategic plan for 2020
  3. New Business Plan Toolkit for OA Journals
  4. OA services indispensable to the successful implementation of OA policies
  5. Report on University-Based Publishing, Spring 2015
  6. New SPARC Europe Briefing Paper: Better ways to evaluate research and researchers
  7. Breaking news: A TDM exemption for non-commercial and commercial use in Europe
  8. Electronic Publication: Intended and Unintended Consequences
  9. Over 20 new Open Access advocacy resources from Pasteur4OA
  10. Showcasing Europe's Open Access champions
  11. For a European copyright that supports text and data mining for research and innovation
  12. Get to know SPARC Europe's recent services
  13. Times they are a changing for SPARC Europe
  14. Join SPARC Europe at OAI9: Sessions on policy, monitoring, and an OA Q & A
  15. Easier access to Big Data through The Hague Declaration
  16. New life breathed into ROARMAP by Pasteur4OA
  17. Pasteur4OA: Learning about Open Access Policies Worldwide
  18. Join the community compiling the Open Access Tagging Project alerting service
  19. New SPARC Europe service: The SPARC Europe Open Access Diary
  20. Re-use and adapt SPARC Europe slides for your OA advocacy
  21. What SPARC Europe has done recently to advance scholarly communications
  22. Pasteur4OA newsletter on line
  23. How Open is Your Research?
  24. New Open Access Citation Advantage Service online
  25. Welcoming 2 new Board Members to SPARC Europe
  26. 3 OA-policies recently updated to emphasize or facilitate Gold Open Access
  27. Counting the Costs of Open Access in the UK
  28. SPARC Europe to host Open Humanities Roadshow in the UK
  29. Publishers’ Content-Mining Policies and What Libraries Can Do
  30. What is the best licensing framework for scholarly material?
  31. SPARC Europe publishes new flyer
  32. 7 institutional benefits to implementing an Open Access policy
  33. Join the SPARC Europe Board
  34. SPARC Europe welcomes the new UK Open Access policy
  35. 15 principles of transparency for scholarly publishing
  36. Announcing the launch of the Pilot on Open Research Data in Horizon 2020
  37. SPARC Europe in two new EU projects - FOSTER and PASTEUR4OA
  38. Briefing Papers: OA in the humanities and in the social sciences
  39. We welcome three new members to the SPARC Europe Board
  40. The UK House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee Report on Open Access
  41. What are you doing for Open Access week this year (2013)?
  42. Webcast Invitation
  43. SPARC Europe Board Election 2013 - Call for Nominations
  44. SPARC Europe Open Session at the Pre-LIBER conference
  45. SPARC Europe's Second Response to the Members of the BIS Select Committee
  46. Registry of Research Data Repositories launched -
  47. Advocacy: How to hasten open access
  48. Interviews about Key Open Access Policy Initiatives
  49. Analysis of funder Open Access policies around the world
  50. 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
  51. SPARC Europe response to the UK Government Department of Business, Innovation & Skills Committee inquiry into the UK Government's Open Access policy
  52. Polish Ministry of Administration & Digitization - great debate on open public resources!
  53. Open Access news from France including the Minister of Higher Education and Research
  54. 29th Seminar of Higher Education Library Cooperative
  55. Croatian Open Access Declaration, the “Hamster” portal, and open access theology journals
  56. UK Business, Innovation and Skills Committee announces inquiry into Open Access
  57. 6th UNICA Scholarly Communication Seminar: Libraries As Drivers for Change, Brussels, 26-27 November 2012
  58. ANNOUNCEMENT - Appointment of Lars Bjørnshauge as Managing Director of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  59. PRESS RELEASE - New agreement concluded regarding management of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  60. Open Access Week @ AIMS
  61. Lars Bjørnshauge challenged attendees to push for real change at the Berlin 10 Open Access Conference
  62. UK House of Lords enquiry on Open Access
  63. Open Education Week
  64. Interview with Alma Swan in Research Europe
  65. Sign the petition - protect EU research funding from cuts
  66. What it takes for the stakeholders involved to facilitate the full potential of open access to unfold!
  67. PPT by Lars Bjørnshauge: Is participation really the problem? If so, participation in what?
  68. R2RC Partners with PhD Comics for Open Access Week Video
  69. Ireland has announced a National Open Access Policy
  70. Developing quality test for new open access journals
  71. Open Access to Publications and Research Integrity: Keys to Research Excellence in Europe and Globally - Press Release
  72. The European Science Foundation’s EMRC calls for the adoption of open access in biomedical sciences
  73. Visibility: building online scholarly presence
  74. Alma Swan - Open Access and you – a relationship with promise
  75. Open Access to Excellence in Research
  76. R2RC European Open Access Week Webcast
  77. CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communications
  78. Lars Bjørnshauge in the UKSG eNews
  79. Meeting with the Commissioner for Research & Innovation
  80. Scientists, Foundations, Libraries, Universities, and Advocates Unite and Issue New Recommendations to Make Research Freely Available to All Online
  81. Speakers announced for IFLA session on Open Access
  82. Now online: the Powerpoint of last week's Webcast on Article level metrics
  83. SPARC Europe response to EC Communication and Recommendation
  84. UK's Research Councils publish new stronger policy on Open Access
  85. SPARC Europe's response to the Finch Report
  86. Election to SPARC Europe Board
  87. SPARC Innovator: The World Bank
  88. Now online: Presentations from SPARC Europe Session at the LIBER conference
  89. SPARC Europe Members Meeting in Tartu
  90. SPARC Europe's response to the inaccuracies in the article by the Daily Mail's City Editor on 18 June
  91. COAR has formed a Task Force for “Open Access Agreements and Licenses”
  92. The Budapest Open Access Initiative at 10 - Recommendations for the next ten years
  93. Webcast Invitation: Article level metrics with Jennifer Lin
  94. New website for SPARC Europe
  96. Press Release 17 May 2012 - Pushing the Frontier on Text Mining
  97. Pushing the Frontier on Text Mining: A conversation with Heather Piwowar
  98. Lars Bjørnshauge Appointed Interim Director SPARC Europe
  99. Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access
  100. The new OpenAIRE Quarterly Publication is out
  101. Bioline International, an open access e-publishing platform, is seeking new members and supporters
  102. The New European Team is in Place
  103. Experts Meeting on the UNESCO Open Access Strategy
  104. Sharing knowledge: EC-funded projects on scientific information in the digital age
  105. SPARC Europe Annual Meeting in Barcelona
  106. Sixth SPARC Europe Award goes to
  107. The LERU Roadmap Towards Open Access
  108. A new series of Webcasts for SPARC Europe members 2011
  109. First Annual European Student Summit on Open Access
  110. SPARC Europe response to EC Green Paper on a common strategic framework for EU
  111. SPARC Europe at Public Hearing on Access to and Preservation of Scientific Data
  112. Get prepared for Open Access Week 2011
  113. Interview Series
  114. UKB Statement: Concern about Elsevier’s Open Access Policy
  115. Statement approved by the Steering committee for on 23 May 2011
  116. SPARC Europe Annual Meeting 2011
  117. Call for Nominations
  118. UNESCO Netherlands Expert Meeting on Open Access
  119. OAI7 - Innovations in Scholarly Communication
  120. UNESCO-NL Expert Meeting on Open Access
  121. Submitted to Slovenian Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
  122. PKP Europe Network
  123. OAI7 Registration is open
  124. The First OAPEN Conference
  125. Research-Education-Public Data in Athens
  126. SOAP Symposium, Berlin
  127. Research-Education-Public Data
  128. INVITATION: SOAP Symposium
  129. Knowledge Exchange Briefing paper
  130. 7 reasons why you should register now
  131. SPARC Europe joins the DARTEurope Board
  132. LIBER is seeking for a Project Officer
  133. Promotional video for OAI7 by Dr Paul Ayris
  134. First results of the SOAP Project presented at COASP
  135. Major Chinese libraries united against unreasonable price increases by some international publishers
  136. OAI7 Call for Ideas
  137. SPARC Europe goes to Greece
  138. SPARC Europe goes to Denmark
  139. SPARC Europe goes to Slovenia
  140. SPARC Europe goes to Switzerland
  141. SPARC Europe now tweets!
  142. Policies for the development of OA in Southern Europe
  143. SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2010 Call for Proposals
  144. A Summary of SPARC Europe Annual Meeting 2010
  145. Fifth SPARC Europe Award to Honour Leaders in Field of Scholarly Communications goes to CERN
  146. SPARC Europe Annual Meeting 2010
  147. SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2010
  148. COASP: 2nd Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing
  149. SPARC Europe announces Call-for-Nominations for the Fifth Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications
  150. SPARC Europe announces new Director
  151. License to Publish: promoting Open Access and authors' rights in the Nordic social sciences and humanities
  152. COASP: 1st Conference for Open Access Scholarly Publishers
  153. Wetenschappelijke publicaties openbaar
  154. Welcome to IIU Press and Research Centre and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, our new members
  155. A Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity
  156. Public Library of Science Continues to Innovate
  157. Fourth SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications awarded to the Directory of Open Access Journals
  158. Significant New Deposit Mandates Announced
  159. OA would save the Netherlands 133 million Euros per year
  160. Centre for Research Communications (CRC) Launched
  161. SPARC Europe announces Call-for-Nominations for the Fourth Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications
  162. Welsh Repository Network (WRN) launch
  163. SURF announces 2009 to be Open Access Year
  164. OAI6 Registration is now Open
  165. Economic Study of OA Shows Benefits Outweigh Costs
  166. EPSRC to Adopt Open Access Mandate
  167. New Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) Launched
  168. Springer Purchase BioMedCentral
  169. European Commission launches open access pilot
  170. SPARC Europe and DRIVER agree to closer collaboration
  171. Third SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications awarded to Leo Waaijers
  172. Second SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications goes to SHERPA
  173. European Commission Issues 'Communication' on Open Access
  174. European Research Community Call on European Union to Adopt Open Access
  175. Fifth UK Research Council Issues Open Access Mandate
  176. European Commission Publishes Synthesis of Responses to Scientific Publications Study
  177. Fourth UK Research Council Adopts Open Access Mandate
  178. UK Funding Bodies Mandate Open Access
  179. European Commission Publishes Study Into Scientific Publications
  180. Leading European Library Organization Firmly Supports Research Councils UK New Open Access Policy
  181. UK Research Councils Publish Draft Open Access Policy
  182. Launch of the Directory of Open Access Repositories Announced
  183. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Issue Access Policy
  184. UK Science and Technology Committee Publish Report
  185. Berlin Declaration Lauched
  186. Merger Announced Between Springer and Kluwer
  187. SPARC Europe Hires Director and Formally Launches Organisation Based at Oxford University
  188. 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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