As we welcome faculty, staff, and students to the fall 2021 semester we hope that our work promoting open access and scholarly communication resources and opportunities has been helpful. For those who are new to our updates or want a general overview of open access to read or pass along to others, there is the recently published A Guide to Open Access by Dominic Walker of the British Library (doi.org/10.23636/g6fm-dx07).
This four-page publication is brief enough to be read quickly but provides a broad overview of what open access is (and how it differs from paywalled materials and publications), some initial suggestions on how to publish scholarly or creative research as open access, and how to locate online open access resources on a variety of topics. The guide is written for a British institution, but the discussion and definitions are general enough to apply to the United States as well. For readers wanting more details, links to several more resources that provide further information are provided.
Milner Library also offers a wide variety of resources for those interested in open access and will be providing speakers and programming for Open Access Week October 25-31, 2021. If you have questions in the meantime, would like to include your materials on our institutional repository (ISU ReD), or have questions about scholarly communications or open access topics please contact Milner Library’s Scholarly Communication Team at email@example.com.
More from Milner’s Scholarly Communication Team
- Google Dataset Search: Using open access tools during the research process
- Summer Open Access activities
- Open Access documents from the Government Publishing Office
- Streaming in ISU ReD: beyond an article
- Search scholarly works preserved by the Internet Archive
- Discovering affordable materials for your class and research
- ISU ReD Marks its 10,000th item
- Recent developments in Open Access
- Integrating Wikipedia with Scholarly Communication
- Happy Domain Day 2021!
- Big Deals and the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts
- Deceptive publishers begone: Cabell’s Predatory Report is here
- “Create your own” through the public domain
- University Research Symposium hosted in ISU ReD
- A look at the Open Library of Humanities
- Finding Open Access journals and books
- Smithsonian open access
- Reusing others’ work with Creative Commons licenses
- Digitization of historical WGLT program guides informs broadcast history research
- Open Access Digital Theological Library
- Keeping it 100! Celebrating Milner’s contributions to ISU ReD
- How do you make a book free for everyone? Unglue.It
- Open Access publishing options
- Find free scholarly articles using the Unpaywall browser extension
- Historic ISNU enrollment ledgers now online
- Why submit to ISU ReD?
- Explore resources in the public domain
- Lever Press: an open access monograph publisher
- Oh, the places your thesis will go
- Educating Illinois on ISU ReD
- Finding open access resources using OAIster
- Illinois Shakespeare Festival programs now online
- UC library system says “no deal” to Elsevier