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About This Guide
The purpose of this guide is to help acquaint the William Paterson University community with the basic principles of open access publishing and provide information resources to promote discussion about its potential benefits for both producers and consumers of scholarly research.
Open Access by Peter Suber
Peter Suber's Open Access (MIT Press, 2012) is a brief and very accessible primer on the concepts and practice of open access publishing. The book is itself available on an open access basis (in ePUB, Mobi, PDF, and HTML formats) and is highly recommended to anyone seeking an introduction to the subject.
Knowledge Unbound - Selected Writings on Open Access, 2002-2010 by
Call Number: OPEN ACCESS E-BOOK
Publication Date: 2016-03-25
Peter Suber has been a leading advocate for open access since 2001 and has worked full time on issues of open access since 2003. In 2001, he started a newsletter - the Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, which later became the SPARC Open Access Newsletter - in which he explored the implications of open access for research and scholarship. This book offers a selection of some of Suber’s most significant and influential writings on open access from 2002 to 2010. In these texts, Suber makes the case for open access to research; answers common questions, objections, and misunderstandings; analyzes policy issues; and documents the growth and evolution of open access during its most critical early decade.
Open Access Basics in Three Minutes
Open Access Explained (in 8 minutes)
Open Access News (from The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics)