Open Scholarship - Resources Wednesday, 26 March 2014

NEW!  NHMRC Open Access Policy: FAQ for Authors and Repository Managers.  Compiled by the CAUL Open Scholarship Initiative Advisory Committee (COSIAC). Version 1. 17 December 2012 (AU) [Members only]

Organisational Statements

CAUL Statement on Open Scholarship.  Council of Australian University Librarians (21/3/14)

IFLA Statement on Open Access.  Endorsed by IFLA Governing Board, 18 April 2011. The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

Links to other organisations

Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG)  and its blog. The Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG) exists to:

Provide an advocacy voice for open access to research in Australia.
Increase awareness of the importance of open access, and target advocacy to Australian research institutions, funders and the wider community.
Where appropriate to correspond with and advocate open access to publishers.
Share knowledge and experience and work collaboratively with groups in support of open access.
Be an Australian voice to interact with other international organisations.

UK Open Access Implementation Group.  A range of public and private sector organisations are committed to Open Access, and have (as appropriate) OA policies, statements of principle or relevant business models that are wholly supportive of OA. This, on its own, has not yet been sufficient to see a major shift toward OA in the UK higher education sector, despite the clear benefits that such a shift would bring. It is proposed that more effective and regular coordination between these organisations will lead to a significantly increased rate of movement toward OA in UK higher education.  (2/4/11)

SPARC®, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system. Developed by the Association of Research Libraries, SPARC has become a catalyst for change.  (5/11/10)

EnablingOpenScholarship (EOS) is an organisation for universities and research institutions worldwide. The organisation is both an information service and a forum for raising and discussing issues around the mission of modern universities and research institutions, particularly with regard to the creation, dissemination and preservation of research findings.  (12/10/10)

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR). COAR, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories, is a young association of repository initiatives launched in October 2009, uniting over 60 members and partner organisations from 24 countries from throughout Europe, Latin America, Asia, and North America. Its mission is to enhance greater visibility and application of research outputs through global networks of Open Access digital repositories. (10/11/11)

Open Repositories [International Conferences].  Repositories increasingly play a pivotal role in the emerging information landscape. Through a format that blends open user group meetings for DSpace, Fedora, and Eprints, followed by general conference sessions that cover cross-cutting and overarching issues, Open Repositories attempts to create opportunities to explore the challenges faced by user communities and others in today’s world.  (11/11/11)

Links to other resources


Videos about OA.   "This page contains a moderated selection of videos about open access from around the world. The Open Access Directory has a comprehensive list of videos about OA – listed by year and by speaker, dating back to 2005."   Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG)

The Open Access Directory (OAD) is a compendium of simple factual lists about open access (OA) to science and scholarship, maintained by the OA community at large. The OAD, founded by Peter Suber, is hosted by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College and supervised by an independent editorial board.  (US)

eScholarship: research data, publishing, impact ...  UQ Library Blogs, The University of Queensland

BASE – Bielefeld Academic Search Engine "BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources. BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library."

The Global Open Access Portal (GOAP), funded by the Governments of Colombia, Denmark, Norway, and the United States Department of State, presents a current snapshot of the status of Open Access (OA) to scientific information around the world. .... The Portal aims at being the first destination of information seekers on OA. © UNESCO

Campus-based Publishing Resource Center.  SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) (US)

Open Access Repositories Resource Pack (OARRPack).  The University of Glasgow has been commissioned by JISC to create an Open Access Repositories Resource Pack (OARRPack) for the UK’s Open Access Implementation Group (OAIG). This is aimed at encouraging UK universities to adopt Open Access and the open agenda.  (UK)

Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook (OASIS): practical steps for implementing open access.  (UK) (3/11/10) 
The online content is intended to provide training and resources for anyone or institutions who wish to provide open access to their research publications. The objectives are:
• to increase the number of trainers and centres of expertise worldwide
• to expand the knowledge base of open access implementation
• to share resources and best practices
• to demonstrate and record successful outcomes of OA around the world

Increasing the impact and visibility of your research.  JISC Services "Supporting your institution" (UK)

Open Access Policies Kit.  Repositório Científico de Acesso Aberto de Portugal (RCAAP)