SPARC Europe’s new service – Europe’s Open Access Champions – focuses on highlighting some of the persons who are driving Open Access forward in Europe’s academic communities.
Despite seeing significant international and national Open Access policy development across Europe, it is the research community and senior administration who can create the cultural change necessary to embrace a new scholarly communication system.
SPARC Europe has brought a selection of people or ‘champions’ together in a new online showcase.
Rectors / chancellors, professors, senior and junior researchers and administrators share their personal views on what still needs to be done to achieve more Open Access. They are helping change the hearts and minds of peers towards more openness. They tell us why and how – in their own words.
Europe’s Open Access Champions showcase was inspired by Open Access Success Stories, which included references to a range of projects, services, networks and individuals between 2010 and 2013. This was developed by Knowledge Exchange.