October 20-26, 2014 is international Open Access Week.
What is Open Access? “Open Access mean free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need. Open Access has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.”
The world of open access sometimes focuses on journal articles, but some academics have been exploring options for making their monograph publications freely publicly available.
Learn More here:
- Peter Suber's "A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access" and longer "Open Access Overview"
- SPARC - and Open Access 101 video
- OASIS -
- Enabling Open Scholarship (EOS)
- MIT's Open Access FAQ
- Springer's Open Access Glossary
- SHERPA's Glossary of Open Access Abbreviations, Acronyms and Terms
- The Directory of Open Access Journals
- The Directory of Open Access Repositories
- The Open Access Directory wiki
The Library also has a number of books related to open access, including:
Open Access by Peter Suber (2012)
Call # Z286.O63 S83 2012
Opening science: the evolving guide on how the Internet is changing research, collaboration and scholarly publishing by Sönke Bartling and Sascha Friesike (eds). 2014
The access principle: the case for open access to research and scholarship by John Willinsky.
Z286.O63 W55 2006