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Books about OA
The Access Principle by
Call Number: Z286.O63 W55 2006
Publication Date: 2009-02-13
In The Access Principle, John Willinsky describes the latest chapter in this ongoing story -- online open access publishing by scholarly journals -- and makes a case for open access as a public good.
Open Access by
Call Number: Z286.O63 S83 2012
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: What you need to know now by
Call Number: Z286.O63 C73 2011
Publication Date: 2011
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.
Open Access and the Humanities by
Publication Date: 2014-11-27
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.
Articles about OA
Open Access: Keynote speaker issues plea to make research accessible
From 6 November 2014 University Times (University of Pittsburgh), a report on the 2014 Open Access Week event, "Culture Change in Academia: Making Sharing the New Norm."
Faculty share their views about Open Access
From the 6 November 2014 issue of the University Times, a report on the faculty panel presentation during the 2014 Open Access Week event, "Culture Change in Academia: Making Sharing the New Norm."
Open Access monographic publishing in the humanities
Ferwerda, E. (2010). Open access monographic publishing in the humanities. Information Services & Use 30(3/4), 135-141.
Open Access, scholarship and digital anthropology
Miller, D. (2012). Open Access, scholarship and digital anthropology. HAU Journal of Ethnographic Theory 2(1), 385-411.
The writing's on the firewall: Assessing the promise of Open Access journal publishing for a public sociology of sport
Weedon, G. (2013). The writing's on the firewall: Assessing the promise of Open Access journal publishing for a public sociology of sport. Sociology of Sport Journal 30(3), 359-379.
University research: if you believe in openness, stand up for it
22 August 2014 Guardian - a think piece by Erin McKiernan, a researcher in experimental and computational neuroscience and an OA advocate.
Presentations about OA
Culture Change in Academia: Making Sharing the New Norm
McKiernan, E. (2014). Presentation made at Open Access Week 2014 event, 22 October 2014, Pittsburgh, PA.
Culture Change in Academia: Making Sharing the New Norm (recorded event)
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).
Open Access Week 2014--What You Need to Know
Updates on recent developments in Open Access legislation, policy, and actions; held as part of the University Library Systems' Open Access Week 2014 activities.
Open Access: Where Are We Now and How Did We Get Here?
Presentation made at Open and Shut: The Case for OA in Libraries, the 2014 spring program of the Pennsylvania Library Association.
Crisis? What Crisis? Understanding the "Crisis" in Scholarly Communication and Communicating the Library's Perspective to Stakeholders
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/
Other interesting stuff about OA
A funny Tumblr with a point-of-view, WTFINRESEARCH?! encourages you to "share the irony" of finding articles about Open Access that are, nonetheless, published behind a paywall.