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

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.

Europe’s Open Access Champions launches

EOACCreating the cultural change to embrace and implement Open Access is a tough nut to crack. Open Access champions from senior management and from the research community can help change the hearts and minds of their peers. With that aim in mind, SPARC Europe and some of its members are showcasing selected persons behind Open Access by way of a new online Open Access advocacy service: Europe’s Open Access Champions. We invite you to get inspired by their stories, motivations and visions on Open Access here:

SPARC Europe publishes new high-level strategic plan for 2020

SPARC Europe outlines its new vision, mission and value proposition. In addition, it describes its key goals for the coming years as well as high level activities.
Click here for more info

New Business Plan Toolkit for OA Journals

busSPARC Europe commissioned this toolkit to help those thinking of starting an OA journal. A business plan toolkit for OA journals addresses how to describe the business venture, the market context, how to address governance and ownership, develop operational, marketing and financial plans and look at risk assessment. Read it here.

OA services indispensable to the successful implementation of OA policies

KE_LogoKnowledge Exchange has just published a report on how critical an OA service infrastructure is to implement OA policy – including SHERPA services, DOAJ, ORCID, to name a few. It recommends 4 priority actions for such a sustainable and stable infrastructure to take place. For more, see the report.

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