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.
Creating 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: http://www.openscholarchampions.eu
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.
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SPARC 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.
Knowledge 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.