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Open Access

An overview of open access (OA) basics and resources and open content resources.

Open Access Policies

  • ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) Policy Statement on Open Access to Scholarship by Academic Librarians, revision approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, April 2019. 
  • MELIBEA - A searchable directory of institutional open access policies designed to identify and analyze the existing policies that encourage, request or require open access to scholarly outputs that arise from projects, in whole or in part, supported by public funds. Objectives: To establish indicators that reveal the strong and weak points of institutional OA polices; to propose a methodology to guide institutions when they are drawing up an institutional OA policy; to offer a tool for comparing the contents of policies between institutions, using quantitative and qualitative indicators.
  • RightsStatements.org - "provides a set of standardized rights statements that can be used to communicate the copyright and re-use status of digital objects to the public. Our rights statements are supported by major aggregation platforms such as the Digital Public Library of America and Europeana. The rights statements have been designed with both human users and machine users (such as search engines) in mind and make use of semantic web technology."

Rewarding OA Scholarship

Funding OA Scholarship