For Open Access Week this year, I thought I’d slightly update the list (from last year) of my go-to resources for staying current on OA topics.
- Cambridge University Press has published an 8-page booklet : “A Guide to Open Access at Cambridge,” which serves as a basic overview of the concept and some of its core applications in academia.
- Peter Suber’s Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) provides a (free-to-subscribe) daily news feed of developments in OA-land.
- The Directory of Open Access Journals is just what its name suggests.
- Similarly well-described, and equally useful, is the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA).
- “A History of the Open Access Movement” is published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; the Wikipedia entry on the History of OA is also very useful for its many references.
- The Scholarly Kitchen blog, which many of us here at CCC read every morning, has published many articles on OA over the years. On the specific sub-topic of Transformative Agreements, this article is especially good reading: “Transformative Agreements: A Primer
- This helpful explanatory video on OA is accessible at the Open Society Foundations site.
Related or affiliated initiatives:
- Open Educational Resources
- Open data repositories
- Open-source software
- Open licensing (Creative Commons)