SPARC-ACRL forum "Understanding the Implications of Open Education: MOOCs and More" June 29, 2013
Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
Comprised of information professionals in collection development, preservation, and technical services, ALCTS develops principles, standards, and best practices for creating, collecting, organizing, delivering, and preserving information resources in all forms.
Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)
ACRL is dedicated to enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community and to improve learning, teaching, and research.
Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
ARL provides leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations.
Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)
CARL is the leadership organization for the Canadian research library community.
Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)
Dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of networked information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity.
Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI)
A group of universities that aims to "offer a collection of best and evolving practices to act as a roadmap for inspiring, promoting and implementing open access polices at institutions without existing or effective open access policies."
Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE)
A group of universities that are committed to "the timely establishment of durable mechanisms for underwriting reasonable publication charges for articles written by its faculty and published in fee-based open-access journals and for which other institutions would not be expected to provide funds."
Creative Commons (CC)
A nonprofit organization dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright.
A nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. EDUCAUSE helps those who lead, manage, and use information resources to shape strategic decisions at every level.
Information Access Alliance (IAA)
A joint initiative of leading US national library organizations to address problems in the scholarly and legal publishing markets, which are characterized by insupportably high prices, accelerating industry consolidation, and anti-competitive practices by some large publishers.
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
An international organization that promotes the creation, dissemination, and preservation of theses and dissertations in electronic format.
Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)
Represents the interests of Open Access (OA) journal publishers globally in all scientific, technical, and scholarly disciplines.
Open Knowledge Foundation
Promotes free use, reuse, and redistribution of any content, information, and data.
Public Knowledge Project (PKP)
A research and development initiative directed toward improving the scholarly and public quality of academic research through the development of innovative online publishing and knowledge-sharing environments.
Public Library of Science (PLOS)
A nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource.
Right to Research Coalition
A student-founded organization that promotes an open scholarly communication ecosystem in order to facilitate knowledge sharing.
Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
An international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system.
Designs strategies and tools for faster, more efficient Web-enabled scientific research.
Students for Free Culture
A diverse, non-partisan group of students and young people who are working to get their peers involved in the free culture movement.