Want to know more about Open Access issues? Here are a few coalitions and organizations that are involved with Open Access.
"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. Developed by the Association of Research Libraries, SPARC has become a catalyst for change. Its pragmatic focus is to stimulate the emergence of new scholarly communication models that expand the dissemination of scholarly research and reduce financial pressures on libraries."
"LPC is a library led, two-year initiative to advance the field of library publishing.
Based on core library values, our mission is to foster collaboration, share knowledge and develop common practices, all in service of publishing and distributing academic and scholarly works. Our goal is to explore how to better serve the scholarly communication needs of the academic community, through sustainable, innovative library publishing solutions aligned with institutional missions."
"The Right to Research Coalition was founded by students in the summer of 2009 to promote an open scholarly publishing system based on the belief that no student should be denied access to the articles they need because their institution cannot afford the often high cost of access. Since its launch, the Coalition has grown to represent nearly 7 million students internationally and counts among its members the largest student organizations in both the United States and Canada."
From "About Our Coalition"
Principles of the Alliance:
From "About the Alliance"