This guide provides news and resources about the changing scholarly communication landscape.
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2013
Open Access is about changing the way scholars share their work with the world.
Open Access means making research available on-line to the public to read and use free of charge and with as few restrictions as possible. Authors participating in open access, whether through self-archiving in an institutional repository or publishing in open access journals, often retain more rights to their work than those publishing in fee-based journals and enjoy the benefits of greater distribution to a more diverse audience. The public, whose tax dollars contribute to federal research funding, benefits from having access to the best and most up-to-date information available, including medical research and scientific discoveries.
- Open Access (Book, 2012)
"In this concise introduction, Peter Suber tells us what open access is and isn’t, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold." The MIT Press
- Open-Access Journals Break Barriers to Academic Freedom - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Article from the Chronicle Of Higher Education, February 23, 2010
- Open Access Overview
Peter Suber offers an introduction to open access (OA) for those who are new to the concept.
- A field guide to misunderstandings about open access
Peter Suber debunks Open Access myths.
- Enabling Open Scholarship - EOS - Home
The aim of (EOS) is to further the opening up of scholarship and research through the growing open access, open education, open science and open innovation movements.
- Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook (OASIS)
OASIS aims to provide an authoritative ‘sourcebook’ on Open Access, covering the concept, principles, advantages, approaches and means to achieving it. This site has content areas for researchers, librarians, publishers, administrators, & students.
- Open Access (PDF)
A brochure from SPARC outlining the basics of Open Access.
- Open Access Bibliography
Bibliography of more than 1300 resources about the open access movement. Most resources date from 1999 to 2004.
- Open Access Directory
Hosted by Simmons College, the Open Access Directory (OAD) is a compendium of simple factual lists about open access to science and scholarship,
- SPARC Open Access Newsletter
Published monthly. To subscribe directly send an email to SPARC-OANewsfirstname.lastname@example.org
- What you can do to help
From the Budapest Open Access Initiative - suggestions for furthering open access to scholarly work.
- Create Change
An educational initiative that examines new opportunities in scholarly communication and advocates changes that recognize the potential of the networked digital environment.
A 3 minute introduction to Open Access.
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