Nicole Allen and Nick Shockey of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) presented the talk below, part of a daylong series of meetings with UCLA students, faculty, and staff on May 14th, 2014, during a week-long tour of UC campuses.
The talk is presented in three parts, and each part will play automatically in order. To instead see one of the three sections separately, click on the links below the video.
Nick Shockey, Director of Student Advocacy, SPARC
As SPARC’s first director of student advocacy, Nick is responsible for growing the organization’s relationship with the student community as well as managing the Right to Research Coalition, a group of local, national, and international student organizations that advocate for researchers, universities, and governments to adopt more open scholarly publishing practices. Under Nick’s direction, the coalition has grown to represent just under seven million students in approximately one hundred countries around the world and has facilitated student lobbying in more than two hundred Congressional offices.
Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education, SPARC
Nicole leads SPARC's work on Open Educational Resources (OER), focusing on public policy and engaging and supporting the library community on this issue. She joined SPARC in 2013 already established as a leading figure in the OER movement, with seven years of experience in advocacy and grassroots organizing on OER and related public interest issues.