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Open Access

“The literature that should be freely accessible online is that which scholars give to the world without expectation of payment.”

Budapest Open Access Initiative


Open Access Library Guides


Open Access Publishing and Bibliography

Open-access Journal Publishing Index:

Open Access Journals Bibliography: 

Open Access Publishing: 


Open Access Resources

A Very Brief Instroduction to Open Access
Open Access overview by Peter Suber.

Budapest Open Access Initiative
The Open Society Institute convened a meeting where the Budapest Open Access Initiative was signed.

Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE)
Scholarly publishing is going through a transformation as a result of digital means of communication, coupled with the financial predicament of libraries. With the most recent economic downturn, access to scholarly articles, so important to research progress and public advancement, will no doubt suffer.

Creative Commons
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. | Education | Science |

Oasis (Open Access Scholarly Information Society)
OASIS aims to provide an authoritative "sourcebook" on Open Access, covering the concept, principles, advantages, approaches and means to achieving it. --Why Librarians should be concerned with Open Access

PLoS (Public Library of Science)
Nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource. PLoS letter to scientific publishers.

ROARMAP (Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies)
Searchable international registry charting the growth of open-access mandates adopted by universities, research institutions and research funders that require their researchers to provide open access to their peer-reviewed research article output by depositing it in an open access repository. 

An academic journal management platform.

SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) 
A brochure created by SPARC Open Access, Association of Research Libraries, and Association of College and Research Libraries.


Open Access Repositories

ROAR (Registry of Open Access Repositories)
The aim of ROAR is to promote the development of open access by providing timely information about the growth and status of repositories throughout the world.

OpenDOAR (Directory of Open Access Repositories)
Directory of academic open access repositories.  


National Bibliographies and Catalogs Guide

International Research Resources  
This guide is intended as a repository of resources specifically for research using materials produced and collected in other countries. The main resources included here are links to national libraries, national bibliographies and union catalogs.

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Global Annual Events

Open Access Week (October) 
An opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

Open Education Week (March) 
Coordinated by the OpenCourseWare Consortium, an association of hundreds of institutions and organizations around the world committed to the ideals of open education.  Its goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities. 


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