- From the abstract: “What folks working in higher education in the US need to know
about Creative Commons licenses, the version of copyrights which most reflects
the values of the academy.”
More information about Open Access
A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access by Peter Suber
- A short description defining open access, research articles, open access repositories, archives, and journals (places where open access content is shared).
Open Access Overview by University of Minnesota Libraries
- An introduction to open access, specifically how it pertains to librarians. Provides additional resources and information from the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) about open access for librarians.
Open Access Publishing: A New Model Based on Centuries of Tradition by University of Washington Libraries
- A brief introduction to open access publishing for librarians including supplementary links to related guides for librarians regarding open access support.
Open Access Publishing by Berkeley Library Scholarly Communication Services
- Information on open access, funding, and how open access scholarship fits into the framework of academic publishing.
Academic Libraries and Open Access By Aaron Tay
- A substantial discussion regarding how open access publishing fits into the space of academic publishing at large and current issues surrounding open access.
- A detailed description of open access for librarians that digs into some of the deeper logistics of how open access publishing works in practice.
Open access: The true cost of science publishing by Richard Van Noorden
- A discussion about the ethics of publishing, including how open access quells some of
these ethical issues and the practicality of free access to journals.
- A discussion of current issues in the realm of open access publishing and prescriptions
of how to make improvements to current models.
- Article providing definitions, initiatives, and discussion surrounding open access,
including discussions regarding journals, repositories, cost models, and public interest
- Article discussing the ethics of the traditional academic publishing model and its impact
on the propagation of new research and scientific discovery.
Understanding Open Access: When, Why, & How to Make Your Work Openly Accessible by Lexi Rubow, Rachael Shen, & Brianna Schofield at the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic CC BY 4.0
- An in-depth overview of open access and how to make your own work openly
More information about Open Access and OER advocacy
ROAR: Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policy by The School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton
- A review of existing open access policies including terms and details.
OER and Advocacy: What Can Librarians Do? By University of Toronto Libraries
- Resources and information regarding how librarians can support OER adoption as
well as some faculty perspectives on OER.
Scholarly Communication Toolkit: Scholarly Communication Overview by Advancing Learning Transforming Scholarship at the Association of College & Research Libraries
- A toolkit to help librarians integrate a scholarly communication perspective into library
operations and programs, as well as prepare presentations on scholarly
communication issues for administrators, faculty, staff, students, or other librarians.
More information about emerging models of Open Access publishing
Open In Order To…Accelerate Research and Scientific Discoveries by Timothy Vollmer CC BY 4.0
- Article about the value of open access based on a recap of a Creative Commons Slack
chat about the importance of preprints for open access publishing.
Q&A with PLOS co-founder Michael Eisen by Richard Poynder
- An interview with Michael Eisen about the costs and futures of open access publishing.