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Organizations Supporting Open Access
Berlin declaration on Open Access to Scientific Knowledge
Drafted in 2003, the Berlin declaration supports open access as essential to disseminating knowledge.
Budapest Open Access Initiative
A coalition of Open Access supporters that is noted for providing us with the common definition of Open Access. Supporters argue that the the removal of access barriers to scholarly literature will accelerate research and enrich education by "uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge."
Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.
Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
SPARC is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system.
The Right to Research Coalition
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.
Concerns about Open Access