Here you can find out more about Open Access to research and how Pitt and people around the world are engaged in this movement to make high-quality scholarship more freely and widely available and usable.
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.
Academic libraries routinely struggle to afford access to expensive journals, and patrons may not be able to obtain every scholarly paper they need. Is Open Access (OA) the answer? Addressing the subject from the library perspective while taking a realistic view of corporate interests, Crawford presents a coherent review of what Open Access is today and what it may become.
If you work in a university, you are almost certain to have heard the term 'open access' in the past couple of years. You may also have heard either that it is the utopian answer to all the problems of research dissemination or perhaps that it marks the beginning of an apocalyptic new era of 'pay-to-say' publishing. Broaching practical elements alongside economic histories, open licensing, monographs and funder policies, this book is a must-read for both those new to ideas about open-access scholarly communications and those with an already keen interest in the latest developments for the humanities. This title is also available as open access via Cambridge Books Online.
The full recording of the Open Access Week 2014 event held on 22 October 2014. Speakers include Erin McKiernan (neuroscientist and Open Access/Data/Science advocate); Brian Beaton (moderator; Information Sciences); Gordon Mitchell (Communication); Lara Putnam (History); and Jackie Smith (Sociology).
Barnett, J., and Reinsfelder, T. (2013). Crisis? What Crisis? Understanding the "Crisis" in Scholarly Communication and Communicating the Library's Perspective to Stakeholders. Presentation made at the Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference, 20-23 October 2013, Seven Springs, PA. Retrieved from http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/19951/