“Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions” – Peter Suber, foundering father of Open Access Movement
Open Access Timeline
A history of the Open Access Movement and the various events that shape it.
SPARC – Open Access
A brief description on what and why open access is needed.
Peter Suber – Open Access Overview
A coverage of the Open Access movement by Peter Suber along with resources at the end. Suber gives key points for what is open access, how OA journals and repositories function, the legal basis for OA, and a variety of other tidbits.
Open Access Directory
A wiki compendium about Open Access maintained by the OA community.
Creative Commons is a licensing initiative that allows for a variety of copyright licenses and tools available for creators so they can choose what rights to keep and which to grant to users.
The official Creative Commons site with resources on what is it, the various types of licenses, places to share your work, and up-to-date news on the movement.
Creative Commons – About the Licenses
A complete description and breakdown of the various licenses available and what can and cannot do under each license.
Creative Commons – Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions about Creative Commons including what is it about, general license information, choosing and applying the license, how to use a CC license and technical questions. Questions categorized and clearly listed with answers available in accompanying links.
Scholarly Communications @ Duke
A blog maintained by lawyer Kevin Smith providing information on current issues dealing with copyright and publication.
Nancy Sims, a Copyright Program Librarian at the University of Minnesota Libraries, blogs about copyright issues focusing on scholarship, communication, and higher education.
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