Open Access 2013
Open Access Week: SPARC initiatives focus on a week each October and is now beginning the 8th year of this global event, OA week promotes a new norm in scholarship & research with blogs, forums, videos, meeting annoucements, and more, including archives of past meetings.
Legislative news on publicly-funded research is always a hot topic on the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) page. News, advocacy, customized topical mail alerts on issues. Nov. 2014: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, mandates that their funded research be open and free for the public, starting January 2017.
Stay abreast of OA publishing news with blogs that report events, legislation, commentary, and more, with helpful tools like RSS feeds, social bookmarking applications, and listserv subscriptions..