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Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association

Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association

OKCon - Open Knowledge Conference Job Opportunities at EUA The European University Association (EUA) represents around 850 universities and higher education associations in 47 countries. Located in Brussels, the EUA secretariat is comprised of more than 35 staff members. EUA’s mission is to promote the development of a coherent system of education and research at the European level through studies, projects and services to members. EUA is currently recruiting two Project Officers. Please indicate the reference PO IDU or PO HEPU in the subject line of your email, depending on which position you are applying for: Project Officer (Institutional Development Unit) or Project Officer (policy/data analyst) (Higher Education Policy Unit).

Wikibooks Related organisations « SPARC Europe Organisations in our network SPARC Europe acts in a dynamic context that is characterised by several collaborational efforts which aim to promote and support Open Access. COAR (, The Confederation of Open Access Repositories is a not-for-profit association of repository initiatives launched in October 2009. It aims to enhance greater visibility and application of research outputs through global networks of Open Access digital repositories. EIFL (, EIFL works with libraries worldwide to enable access to digital information in developing and transition countries. EIFL is an international not-for-profit organisation based in Europe with a global network of partners. EOS (, Enabling Open Scholarship is an organisation for universities and research institutions worldwide. OpenAIRE (, OpenAIRE is an EC funded project and not an organisation though we consider it to be of such relevance to list it here.

Alma Swan, Director of European Advocacy « SPARC Europe Alma Swan Alma Swan is a consultant working in the field of scholarly communication. She is a Director of Key Perspectives Ltd, Director of Advocacy for SPARC Europe, and Convenor for Enabling Open Scholarship, an organisation of university managers around the world that promotes the principles of open scholarship and open science. She is also director of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and of the umbrella organisation Infrastructure Services for Open Access. Her work covers market research and business modelling, project management and evaluation, research communication practices and behaviours, and the study and promotion of new forms of scholarly communication in the age of the Web. Alma has BSc and PhD degrees in biology from the University of Southampton, and an MBA from Warwick Business School. To contact Alma, send her a mail to or fill in the contact form. External links:

About 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. As a catalyst for action, our pragmatic agenda focuses on supporting the emergence of new scholarly communication models that expand the dissemination of scholarly research and reduce financial pressures on libraries and create a more open system of scholarly communications. SPARC's role in stimulating change focuses on:

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