What is Open Access and how can it help UNM students and faculty?
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2014
Find more about Open Access through the following Web sites:
• SPARC -- Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
• PLOS -- The Public Library of Science
• OASIS –- Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook
• OAD -- Open Access Directory
• JISC –- Joint Information Systems Committee
Check out some of the commitments to Open Access from around the world:
- Peter Suber's Open Access Overview
SPARC Senior Researcher Peter Suber has written a short introduction to the Open Access movement.
- Budapest Open Access Initiative
The Budapest Open Access Initiative arises from a small but lively meeting convened in Budapest by the Open Society Institute (OSI) on December 1-2, 2001.
- Berlin Declaration
The Internet has fundamentally changed the practical and economic realities of distributing scientific knowledge and cultural heritage. For the first time ever, the Internet now offers the chance to constitute a global and interactive representation of human knowledge, including cultural heritage and the guarantee of worldwide access.
- Public Library of Science (PLOS)
The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource.
- IFLA Statement
IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) is committed to ensuring the widest possible access to information for all peoples in accordance with the principles expressed in the Glasgow Declaration on Libraries, Information Services and Intellectual Freedom.
This Guide is based on "Open Access for Faculty" Guide by Sanjeet Mann, Lua Gregory, Paige K. Mann, Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Shana Higgins, and Janelle Julagay at the University of Redlands.