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Join the community compiling the Open Access Tagging Project alerting service

Would you like to be part of the community compiling the Open Access Tagging Project (OATP) alerting service?

We are looking for volunteer taggers to tag items about OA relevant to their own countries. The SPARC Europe Open Access Diary is one service built upon the OATP and there could be many more such services developed if the OATP were more comprehensive.

So, we need your help, and it won’t take you long – just a few minutes now and then. If you’d like to find out more about what’s involved, Nancy Pontika, the SPARC Europe officer responsible for our Diary, would be pleased to explain and to set you up as a volunteer tagger. Please contact Nancy by email at and she will tell you all about it.

New SPARC Europe service: The SPARC Europe Open Access Diary

SPARC Europe is happy to share a new service with the Open Access Community: The SPARC Europe Open Access Diary.

This service brings together European news and developments on Open Access drawn from the international Open Access Tracking Project.
The Diary allows you to browse by country, and also summarises some of the key policy developments and services and projects in the European Union. It also gives you a special view on humanities resources.
We hope this OA Diary will help you derive a better picture of developments around Open Access and keep track of how things are going.

We plan to continue this service through 2015 and further into the future if you find it useful.

Try it out here and let us know what you think:

Re-use and adapt SPARC Europe slides for your OA advocacy

SPARC Europe is sharing its presentations more widely with the Open Access Community via its new SlideShare account.
We would like to invite you to re-use and adapt our slides for your local needs. Spread the OA word. You might need slides to help encourage your research administration to implement or improve a current OA policy, or you need to stimulate your researchers to more actively deposit and publish OA.

If you do, please download and share with others!

Follow us to know when we upload new slides here:

What SPARC Europe has done recently to advance scholarly communications

Read what SPARC Europe has recently been doing to make progress in the areas of lobbying, international collaboration for greater European change, and to inform and update the Open Access community.
Download the short report here.

Pasteur4OA newsletter on line

PASTEUR4OA logoPasteur4OA supports the international development and alignment of Open Access strategies and policies.
Read more about its latest results and about some of Europe’s national policy updates in its newsletter.

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