Colorado Open Scholarship Series


University Libraries presents a series on open access, open data, and open educational resources. Heather Joseph and Nicole Allen of SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) will be speaking on enabling, supporting, and increasing open access resources on university campuses.  Join us in the Anderson Academic Commons for these sessions:

  • Leading the Call for Open Data – Heather Joseph
    April 11, 10am-12pm – Anderson Academic Commons, Room 290
    Light refreshments will be provided!
  • Tackling the Textbook Crisis: The Role of Open Educational Resources & Affordable Course Materials – Nicole Allen
    April 12, 2pm-3pm – Anderson Academic Commons
    Live streamed from University of Colorado, Boulder, University Libraries
    Seating limited: Please RSVP to

Additional sessions in the series will be presented at these campuses:

  • Building Campus Support for Open Access – Heather Joseph
    April 10, 10am-11am – University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Kraemer Family Library
  • Open Educational Resources: Reducing Costs, Expanding Access, Improving Quality – Nicole Allen
    April 13, 11a-12p – Colorado School of Mines, Arthur Lakes Library
  • Promotion, Tenure & Open Access – Heather Joseph
    April 13, 12p-1p – Colorado School of Mines, Arthur Lakes Library

About the Speakers


Heather Joseph is the Executive Director of SPARC and a strong advocate of open access.  She has developed and supported new models for open access articles, data, and educational resources.
Read more on Heather here!

NicoleAllenNicole Allen is the Director of Open Education at SPARC.  She is an expert in and proponent of open education, leading nationwide advocacy efforts.
Read more on Nicole here!

SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) works to enable  the open sharing of research outputs and educational materials in order to democratize access to knowledge, accelerate discovery, and increase the return on investment in research and education.  For more information about SPARC, visit

The Colorado Open Scholarship Series is sponsored by:
University Libraries | University of Denver
Arthur Lakes Libraries | Colorado School of Mines
Auraria Library | Serving University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver & Community College of Denver
Health Sciences Library | University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
Kraemer Family Library | University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
University Libraries | University of Colorado, Boulder

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