SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition — a large alliance of academic and research libraries and other organizations working on open access scholarly publishing issues — just recognized me as a SPARC Innovator.
The award/recognition is given semi-annually to honor contributions to the open access movement. I’m being singled out in part for my work on Overpriced Tags and for other OA work and advocacy. I’m sharing the stage with several friends — all of whom are students active in the Free Culture movement. SPARC seems to see this set of innovator awards as an opportunity to recognize the contributions of the next generation of activists. I’m honored to be counted among them!