Open Access explained
“Open Access Overview” by Peter Suber
“Six Things Researchers Need to Know About Open Access” by Peter Suber
“Open Access Explained!” video by PhD Comics
Institutional repositories explained
“What is an institutional repository?” from the University of Indiana Libraries
Open Access, citations, and impact
“The effect of open access and downloads (“hits”) on citation impact: a bibliography of studies” from the Open Citation Project
Open Access and Legality
Simon Frankel and Shannon Nestor, Opening the Door: How Faculty Authors Can Implement an Open Access Policy at Their Institutions, a white paper from SPARC and Science Commons, August 2010. This paper demonstrates how Open Access policies can avoid legal pitfalls, and uses the Harvard and MIT policies as a model.
Eric Priest, Copyright and the Harvard Open Access Mandate, Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property.
Stuart Shieber’s blog post in response to Priest’s article: Is the Harvard Open Access Policy Legally Sound?
Open Access statements
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