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Further Reading

Articles and Blog Posts

Beall, J. (2012). Scholarly Open Access [Web Blog]. Retrieved from: http://scholarlyoa.com/

Coonin, B. & Younce, L. M. (2010). Publishing in Open Access Education Journals: The Authors’ Perspectives. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 29:118–132.
Accessible through TRU Library at: http://bit.ly/SZHHnb

Furlough, M. (2010). Open Access, Education Research, and Discovery. Teachers College Record, 112(10): 2623–2648.
Accessible through TRU Library. 

 

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Laakso M., Welling P., Bukvova H., Nyman L., Björk B. C. & Hedlun, T. (2011). The  Development of Open Access Journal Publishing from 1993 to 2009PLoS ONE, 6(6):e20961. Accessible through TRU Library.

Suber, P. (2004, December 29). A very brief introduction to open access [Web log post]. Retrieved from: http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/brief.htm

 

 

Suber, P. (2010, November 6). Open Access Overview: Focusing on open access to peer-reviewed research articles and their preprints [Web log post]. Retrieved from: http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.htm

 

 

Willinsky, J. & Alperin, J. P.(2011). The academic ethics of open access to research and scholarship. Ethics and Education, 6(3): 217-223. Accessible through TRU Library InterLibrary Loan program at: http://bit.ly/R3zLVP

 

Tutorials

Open of Course  

Open-Of-Course is a multilingual community portal for free online courses and tutorials. To fully utilize the site( forum etc) registration is necessary.

UNESCO's Open Access Curriculum for Researchers and Library Schools  

Contains a set of 5 modules for researchers and 4 modules for library schools.

FreeMind Tutorial (Video)  

Youtube video on using FreeMind Mind Mapping Software.

20+ Video Tutorials for Open Source Applications  

A number of video tutorials on open source applications.

Many Eyes Social Networking Tutorial  

Tutorial for IBM's Many Eyes Social Networking Data visualization application.

Visual Literacy  

"This e-learning site focuses on a critical, but often neglected skill for business, communication, and engineering students, namely visual literacy, or the ability to evaluate, apply, or create conceptual visual representations"

OA 1

Learn more about the differences and similarities between open access and traditional publishing in this series of YouTube videos produced by open-acess.net 

"An open access article and a closed access article meet for the first time. Since the closed access article has never heard of open access to scientific and scholarly information, the open access article has to explain it to him. (This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.)" open-acess.net (2011)

OA 2

"The open access article and the closed access article meet for the second time. The closed access article has never heard of the Creative Commons licences under which the open access article has been published, so the open access article has to explain what they are. (The Creative Commons t-shirt can be purchased at the online shop of the information platform: http://openaccessnet.spreadshirt.de/. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.)" open-acess.net (2011)

OA 3

"The worn out closed access article is happy that finally someone read him. However, he wonders why the open access article is still looking fresh although he's been read way more often. (The open access t-shirt can be purchased in the online shop of the information platform: http://openaccessnet.spreadshirt.de/. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.)" open-acess.net (2011)

OA 4

"The closed access article is proud to be finally "online" too. Yet due to some reason he's not been read as often as the open access article ... (This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.)" open-acess.net (2011)

OA 5

"The closed access article is about to vanish because his publisher wants to stop his journal. Fortunately the open access article knows the road that the closed access article has to take in order to be visible in the future ... (This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.)" open-acess.net (2011)