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Open Access


Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
  • Developed by the Association of Research Libraries, SPARC is an international alliance of almost 800 academic and research libraries. One of the main goals of the organization is to stimulate new models of scholarly publishing that expand the dissemination of scholarly research and reduce financial pressures on libraries. The organization’s website provides important information about the open access movement and has links to related web sites.

Open Archives Initiative

  • Develops and promotes interoperability standards for the dissemination of content. OAI has its roots in the open access and institutional repository movement.
SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE)


  • Sherpa is a consortium of 34 research universities focused on the  promotion and development of  open access repositories.