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Open Access & Scholarly Communication: Resources

Resources on open access and scholarly communication.

Additional OA Informational Resources

On the State of Open Access (Q&A with Richard Poynder & Peter Suber, July 2013)

Digital Scholarship Bibliographies and Webliographies (Charles W. Bailey, Jr., updated periodically)

Author Resources

Authors Alliance Resources - guides to copyright fundamentals, fair use for nonfiction authors, negotiating book publication contracts, understanding open access publishing, understanding rights reversion, and termination of transfer

Open Access Advocacy

SPARC - The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system.

Creative Commons - Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.

Open Humanities Press Access is Fundamental to Scholarship

Public Library of Science (PLoS) - whose advocacy mission is to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) - exchanging information, setting standards, advancing models, advocacy, education, and the promotion of innovation for open access publishers.

Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) and SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE)

Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)

Managing Data

OHSU's Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) project, a series of learning modules about big data and the research lifecycle

OpenRefine - a tool that lets you clean, transform, and work with messy data

Scholarly Communication

Clifford Lynch in Conversation: Lynch talks about the future of institutional repositories with Jean-Gabriel Bankier, President and CEO of bepress; 83 mins. (Nov. 2015)

Disciplinary Repositories

AgriXiv - agriculture and allied sciences

Arabixiv - content is in Arabic

arXiv - physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, and statistics

bioRχiv - life sciences

BodoArXiv - medieval studies

ChemRxiv - chemistry and related fields

Cogprints - cognition in psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, as well as some areas of computer science, philosophy, biology, medicine, and anthropology

EarthArXiv - earth sciences

EcoEvoRxiv -ecology, evolution, and conservation

EdArXiv - education research

engriXiv - engineering

FocUS Archive - focused ultrasound research

Frenxiv - content is in French

LawArXiv - legal scholarship

LISSA - library and information studies

MarXiv - ocean and marine-climate sciences

MediArXiv - media, film, and communication studies

MedRχiv - health sciences

MindRxiv - mind and contemplative practices

NutriXiv - nutritional sciences

PaleorXiv - paleontology

PsyArXiv - psychological sciences

SocArXiv - social sciences

SportRχiv - sport, exercise, performance, and health

Thesis Commons - theses in multiple disciplines