SPARC has announced panel topics and invites participants to register for the SPARC Open Access Meeting set to take place in Kansas City on March 3–4, 2014.
Advances in the areas of open access, open data, and open educational resources have grown exponentially since the last SPARC Open Access Meeting was convened in 2012. As this push for greater openness continues, these three fronts are converging in interesting and potentially transformative ways. Join SPARC as leaders from the library community, academia, industry, the student community, and other research avenues discuss how open access, open data, and open educational resources are intersecting, and the impact this convergence will have on research and discovery. The meeting is designed to emphasize collaborative actions that stakeholders can take to positively impact publishing, policy, digital repositories, author rights, and licensing.
The conference program will cover:
- Advocacy and Policy
- Practical Information
- Professional Development
- Blue Sky and Big Picture
Registration for the SPARC Open Access Meeting is now open. Early bird rates start at $279 for SPARC members. Hotel reservations at the event venue, the Intercontinental Hotel, are also available for the conference rate of $144 per night.
To register and to see more details about the event, visit the SPARC Open Access Meeting 2014 website.