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Open Access Overview (definition, introduction)

Open Access Overview (definition, introduction)
Peter Suber First put online June 21, 2004. Last revised December 5, 2015. Suggested short URL for this page = Peter Suber Director, Harvard Office for Scholarly CommunicationDirector, Harvard Open Access ProjectFaculty Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society Senior Researcher, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources CoalitionResearch Professor of Philosophy, Earlham This overview is also available in Chinese (October 2011), Czech (December 2013), French (September 2012), German (September 2011), Greek (February 2012), Japanese (January 2013), Polish (July 2015), Romanian (September 2012), Russian (January 2012), Slovenian (July 2005), Spanish (March 2012), and Swahili (December 2015).

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Page Alternatives to Copyright By Eva Garmpi, LLM candidate KLS LLM Dissertation September 2006 Table of Contents Practitioner-led Action Research 2014 Practitioner research has been supported by successive government-funding through a range of learning and development organisations since 2004. An overview of previous LSIS-supported practitioner research can be found here. Individual programme outcomes can be accessed by clicking on the images below: Journal: Driscoll Open Their Eyes: How the Openjournal: Driscoll, Margaret A. Open Their Eyes: How the Open Access Movement has Changed the Scholarly Publishing World for Academics., 2009 [Preprint] English abstract The scholarly publishing world is somewhat secretive and mysterious, at least to those who exist outside of it. Even newly tenured college faculty members have been confused by the process and impact of publishing.

What is the 2012 World Open Educational Resources Congress and what are its aims? What is the 2012 World Open Educational Resources Congress and what are its aims? The 2012 World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress will bring together global governments, OER experts, NGOs, and educators to discuss and share the world’s best examples of OER policies and initiatives. By leveraging the resources and knowledge of the international OER community, the Congress will catalyze improvements in education across the globe. By forging new partnerships between major research universities, identifying new tools that will benefit learners in rural communities, and implementing OERs into national education policy, we expect the annual Congress to have a significant impact far beyond Paris. The 2012 Congress will also celebrate the 10th anniversary of the UNESCO Forum on Open Courseware that created the term “open educational resources”, and to mark the progress we’ve made over the past decade. Back to top

Copyright and Open Access - NZ Commons By Anton Angelo Academic research works by explicitly free sharing of information, and any friction introduced into the process decreases its efficiency, in turn reducing the return on investment we make into any kind of research. I don’t have a sophisticated position on the harmonisation on the various reuse provisions “Fair Dealing” and “Fair Use” within the TPPA actors. As librarians we are expected to have a clear understanding on practical issues around this, and the current situation means we are unable to offer advice and guidance for the medium term. It is not just uncomfortable for us personally; it could lead to a position of liability for our organisations as we make research outputs available. As librarians we are the sharp end of the balance between providing adequate protection for copyright holders to exploit their creations, and access to research to our community, and the wider academic world for material that they have paid for through taxes.

Practitioner-led Action Research 2014 Practitioners were encouraged to think of their audience and context before deciding on the format for their research report. You can access the emCETT practitioner-led action research projects via the theme links below. Please note some of the reports you will read and watch are made using interactive, dynamic tools. This means that you may be able to add feedback or other content. Please be mindful of the work that took place to create these reports and interact with them respectfully. Of the 60 reports:

Know Your Copy Rights Welcome to Know Your Copy Rights…a Web site for librarians who are developing positive educational programs for academic users of copyrighted materials in US not-for-profit institutions. This site looks at copyright from the perspectives of all key academic stakeholders and suggests what each group can do to enhance their copyright practices and advance academic interests. To help libraries undertake a campus copyright educational campaign, a range of tools are offered. Your feedback on what is most useful is encouraged!

World Open Educational Resources Congress The 2012 Paris OER Declaration was formally adopted at the 2012 World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 20 – 22 June 2012. Déclaration de Paris des REL 2012 (French) Declaración de París de 2012 sobre los REA (Spanish) إعلان باريس لعام 2012 بشأن الموارد التعليمية المفتوحة (Arabic) 2012年开放式教育资源巴黎宣言 (Chinese) ПАРИЖСКАЯ ДЕКЛАРАЦИЯ ПО ООР 2012 Г (Russian) 1 What Is Software Freedom? Study of the GNU General Public License (herein, abbreviated as GNU GPL or just GPL) must begin by first considering the broader world of software freedom. The GPL was not created in a vacuum. Rather, it was created to embody and defend a set of principles that were set forth at the founding of the GNU Project and the Free Software Foundation (FSF) – the preeminent organization that upholds, defends and promotes the philosophy of software freedom.

CARN: Welcome Hard copy editions of all bulletins can be obtained at a cost of £8 for non-CARN members, £3 CARN for members including p&p. Please contact Charmian Wilby on for copies. Bulletin 17 is from the conference held in Asford, Kent entitled: Towards Creative Action: Transformations and Collaborations in Practice.

Peter Suber defines Open Access (from 2004 and revised 2013) in a textbook manner peppered with links of OA journals and organizations. by katrinahsmith Mar 4