The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, "an alliance of universities, research libraries, and organizations... helping to create systems that expand information dissemination and use in a networked digital environment while responding to the needs of academe." Works to develop and support open access or low-cost academic journals. UIUC is a member.
Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition â€“ An alliance of academic and research libraries and organisations working to correct market dysfunctions in the scholarly publishing system ( http://www.arl.org/sparc/ or http://www.sparceurope.org/).
Sponsored Programs and Research Center. SPARC operates as an administrative unit under the Director of SPARC and the Dean of the Graduate School. This unit encourages efforts to obtain external support for research, scholarship and creative activities.