Open access (OA) in its purest sense is making literature free online without any fees or restrictions due to copyright or licenses.- Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications Officer at Duke University
Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. – Peter Suber, Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College
Open access as being publicly free on the Internet, allowing users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of articles without legal, financial or technical barriers. - The Budapest Open Access Initiative
Open access contributions include original scientific research results, raw data and metadata, source materials, digital representations of pictorial and graphical materials and scholarly multimedia material –
Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities
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International Open Access Week 2015
Open Access Opportunities for Credit, Tenure, and Promotion
When: October 15 | 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Where: Claremont Colleges Library, Founders Room
What: Discussion with scholars from UW and USC
Come to the Claremont Colleges Library for what is sure to be a lively debate on Open Access Opportunities for Credit, Tenure, and Promotion. Learn how researchers, tenure committees, policy makers and funders are embracing broader, more diverse, and more nuanced metrics for authorship and publishing.
Dr. Stephen Roberts, Associate Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington, will discuss open scholarship in the context of practical considerations, altmetrics, and opportunities. This will include of an overview of how our research group uses available tools as well as perspectives on the promotion process. Dr. Roberts’ lab webpage and research.
Dr. Tara McPherson, Associate Professor of Critical Studies at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, will speak about the development of new tools and paradigms for digital publishing, learning, and authorship in the context of her research in the digital humanities, early software histories, gender, and race.
Maria Savova, the Claremont Colleges Library Director of Information Resources and Systems will present examples of business models that allow for prestigious publications to become available under Open Access giving evidence to the opportunities provided by the rapid evolution in scholarly communication.