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SPARC Open Access Meeting 2014 Deadlines Extended for Proposals, Early-Bird Registration

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SPARC has extended the deadline for proposals for the SPARC Open Access Meeting 2014 Innovation Fair, as well as the deadline to register for the meeting at early-bird rates. Both deadlines have been changed to Friday, January 17, 2014. The meeting will take place in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 3–4, 2014.

The Innovation Fair, a highlight of the SPARC Open Access Meeting, showcases new technologies and strategies in engaging, informative, rapid-fire presentations. The Innovation Fair invites participants—librarians, technologists, research producers, research funders, publishers, and others—to present, in no more than two minutes, innovative or creative approaches to: use of open content, content discovery, value-added services, impact assessment, commercial and other innovation using open resources, and open access advocacy.

The SPARC Open Access Meeting expands on the popular SPARC Digital Repositories Meetings, hosted biennially since 2004, and provides a North American–based complement to the popular Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI) workshop held in Geneva in alternating years. The SPARC meeting is a regular forum for a full discussion of open access as an emerging norm in research and scholarship, and emphasizes collaborative actions that stakeholders can take to effect positive change.

To submit a proposal, register for the meeting, or see more details about the event, visit the SPARC Open Access Meeting 2014 website.