Your research, your control.
University of Toronto Libraries maintains this guide to offer information to faculty, researchers, and students on the issues surrounding the dessemination and communication of scholarly information, including:
- understanding the rights you have as an author
- developing an awareness of open access publishing methods
- exploring public access policies of funding agencies
- clarifying copyright
It is our hope that you will find this site useful, depend on it for current information and feel free to comment or ask questions you might have regarding scholarly communication issues.
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What is SPARC?
SPARC®, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system.
Action by SPARC in collaboration with stakeholders – including authors, publishers, and libraries – builds on the unprecedented opportunities created by the networked digital environment to advance the conduct of scholarship.
More information on SPARC can be found at:
Scholarly Communication Life Cycle
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