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SPARC Open Access Meeting and DSpace User Group Meeting Summaries

For anyone who was unable to attend SPARC's first Open Access Meeting or the DSpace User Group Meeting held in Kansas City last week there are many useful resources available to learn about what was presented and discussed.

SPARC Meeting

Articles & Blog Posts

SPARC: "SPARC’s First Open Access Meeting a Success"

COAR: "SPARC Open Access Meeting Notes"

@mire: "SPARC 2012: John Wilbanks Keynote"

Peter Murray-Rust, University of Cambridge: "#sparc2012 a manifesto in absentia for Open Data"

Christine Ross from the University of Florida"Sparks of Wisdom from the SPARC Open Access Meeting"


Twitter posts: #sparc2012

Titanpad notes: 


OA Policy Adoption:

OA Repositories:

Storify notes: 

SPARC Open Access Conference - session on Open Access Publishing

SPARC Open Access Conference - session on Author Rights

SPARC Open Access Conference - session on Digital Repositories

SPARC Open Access Conference - session on OA policies

Other notes:


DSpace User Group Meeting

The DSpace community gathered for a user group meeting on March 14, following the SPARC Open Access Meeting in Kansas City. Besides an update from Valorie Hollister on the DuraSpace organization and DSpace, there were several interesting presentations from the community.

Available on the meeting wiki page

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