Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication.
SPARC believes that faster and wider sharing of the outputs of the scholarly research process increases the impact of research, fuels the advancement of knowledge, and increases the return on research investments.
SPARC focuses on taking action in collaboration with stakeholders – including authors, publishers, and libraries – to build on the unprecedented opportunities created by the networked digital environment to advance the conduct of scholarship.
SPARC’s strategy focuses on reducing barriers to the access, sharing, and use of scholarship and the highest priority is advancing the understanding and implementation of policies and practices that ensure Open Access to scholarly research outputs.