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The UCI Libraries invites you to
join a discussion about

Open Access
with SPARC Executive Director
Heather Joseph

Monday, October 23, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Newkirk Alumni Center

Free and open to the public. Limited seating.
Light refreshments will be available.


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About Heather Joseph: Heather Joseph serves as the Executive Director of SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resource Coalition) leading the strategic and operational activities of the organization. She has focused SPARC's efforts on supporting new models for the open sharing of digital articles, data and educational resources. Under her stewardship, SPARC has become widely recognized as the leading international force for effective open access policies and practices.

A firm believer in collective action, she has bolstered SPARC's mission through the development and leadership of effective coalitions. She convenes the Alliance for Taxpayer Access and the Open Access Working Group, broad coalitions of university, library, advocacy, and consumer groups that serve as leading voices on U.S. open access policies, including the landmark National Institutes of Health (NIH) public access policy and a White House Directive.

She is particularly proud to have supported the creation and launch of SPARC's student Right to Research Coalition, an international advocacy organization that now provides nearly seven million students worldwide with opportunities to actively engage advocacy for the open sharing of research outputs and educational materials - often in partnership with the library community.

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