The academic and research community celebrates Open Access Week, October 24-30, a global event for the promotion of free, immediate online access to scholarly research. This year’s theme of “Open in Action” is all about taking concrete steps to open up research and scholarship and encouraging others to do the same.
Open Access Resources:
DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books
DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
OpenDOAR: Directory of Open Access Repositories
PLOS: Public Library of Science
The Right to Research Coalition was founded by students in the summer of 2009 to promote an open scholarly publishing system based on the belief that no student should be denied access to the articles they need because their institution cannot afford the often high cost of access.
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.