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Open Access by
Call Number: 070.57973 Su15o
Publication Date: 2012-07-20
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.
Open Access (OA) refers to academic literature that is available free of access barriers, and often free of copyright and licensing restrictions. Authors designate their products as OA primarily through publishing in OA journals (referred as gold OA), or self-archiving in institutional or disciplinary repositories (green OA).
Source: Peter Suber, A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access
OA vs OER: What's the difference?
Open Access (OA) focuses primarily on scholarly literature like articles and monographs. Open Educational Resources (OER) typically refers to learning objects, including textbooks, lesson plans, syllabi, lectures, and course modules.
Source: Sarah Crissinger, Openness: Introduction
OA Informational Handouts
UNESCO Open Access Curriculua
UNESCO offers sets of OA curricula for researchers and library and information professionals based on the particular needs of each.