Additional Resources

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)

OER and Advocacy: What Can Librarians Do? By University of Toronto Libraries

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

Academic Libraries and Open Access By Aaron Tay

Removing the Barriers to Research: An Introduction to Open Access for Librarians by Peter Suber

Open access: The true cost of science publishing by Richard Van Noorden

We’ve failed: Pirate black open access is trumping green and gold and we must change our approach by Toby Green

Open Access Overview: Focusing on open access to peer-reviewed research articles and their preprints by Peter Suber CC BY 3.0

Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science? By Stephen Buranyi

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 

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

OER and Advocacy: What Can Librarians Do? By University of Toronto Libraries


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

Q&A with PLOS co-founder Michael Eisen by Richard Poynder


Participant Recommended Resources

CC Certificate participants’ recommended many additional resources through annotations on the Certificate website. While Creative Commons has not vetted these resources, we wanted to highlight participant’s contributions here: