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COAR-SPARC Conference 2015 to Convene in Portugal in April

COAR-SPARC Conference 2015

Registration is open for the COAR-SPARC Conference 2015, “Connecting Research Results, Bridging Communities, Opening Scholarship,” to be held in Porto, Portugal, April 15–16.

Co-hosted by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), the conference will feature speakers from around the globe discussing opportunities and challenges for libraries in a world of open science and open content. The COAR-SPARC Conference will provide an opportunity for participants to make connections and to learn best practices from colleagues.

The conference is structured to deliver an overview of the most important policy and philosophical developments in open scholarship as well as pragmatic sessions to help participants become more effective in their roles on a day-to-day basis.

The intended audience consists of library directors, librarians, repository managers, researchers, university administrators, funding agencies, and students.

Keynote speakers include:

  • John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer, Sage Bionetworks
  • Dominique Babini, Coordinator of Open Access Projects, CLACSO (Latin American Council of Social Sciences)

Register before March 13, 2015, to receive the early-bird discount.

For more details about the conference, including the program schedule and hotel options, visit the SPARC and COAR websites.