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Subject week: "Open Access Week 2021"

October 23, 2021

This week many academic organizations, scholars, libraries, research institutions across the world celebrate the Open Access Week. This is an important opportunity to catalyze new conversations and create connections across and between research communities to build more equitable foundations for open knowledge. 

The Open Access (OA) movement seeks to grant free and open online access to academic information, such as publications and data. A publication is defined as 'open access' when there are no financial, legal or technical barriers to accessing it (anyone can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search for and search within the information, or use it for educational purposes or in any other way within the legal agreements). OA is a rapidly evolving model for scholarly communication, with important for the researchers advantages (increased visibility, citations, peer sharing, reuse of research results), where an extra effort on the aspect of quality must be paid.

To learn more about OA and the various ways of OA publishing opportunities, you are more than welcome to visit us at Panitza Library or schedule an individual meeting with us. Panitza Library LibGuide Open Educational Resources can also help you in that direction.

Print books:

  1. Baldwin, P. (2014). The copyright wars : three centuries of trans-Atlantic battle. Princeton, New Jersey.
  2. Christensen, G., Freese, J., & Miguel, E. (2019). Transparent and reproducible social science research: how to do open science. Oakland, California. 
  3. Grindrod, P. (2020). Leading within digital worlds. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  4. Kelty, C. M. (2008). Two bits: the cultural significance of free software. Durham : Duke University Press.
  5. Leitch, T. (2014). Wikipedia U : knowledge, authority, and liberal education in the digital age. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press. 
  6. Morozov, E. (2011). The net delusion : the dark side of Internet freedom. New York, NY: PublicAffairs.
  7. Orna, E., & Stevens, G. (2009). Managing information for research: practical help in researching, writing and designing dissertations. Maidenhead : Open University Press. 
  8. Pearce, J. M. (2014). Open-source lab: how to build your own hardware and reduce research costs. Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier.
  9. Slauter, W. (2019). Who owns the news? : a history of copyright. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press.

When off campus, please enter your credentials to access e-books and articles.


  1. Baldwin, P. (2014). The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle. Princeton University Press. 
  2. Guibault, L., Angelopoulos, C., Tsipouri, L., & Stenius, V. (Eds.). (2011). Open content licensing : From theory to practice. ProQuest Ebook Central
  3. Jhangiani, R. S., & Biswas-Diener, R. (Eds.). (2017). Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science. Ubiquity Press. 
  4. Simpson, O. (2012). Supporting students for success in online and distance education : Third edition. ProQuest Ebook Central
  5. Shank, J. D. (2014). Interactive open educational resources : A guide to finding, choosing, and using what's out there to transform college teaching. ProQuest Ebook Central

Selected Articles:

  1. Henderson, S., & Ostashewski, N. (n.d.). Barriers, incentives, and benefits of the open educational resources (OER) movement: An exploration into instructor perspectives. First Monday, 23(12), 7 p.
  2. Grimaldi, P. J., Basu Mallick, D., Waters, A. E., & Baraniuk, R. G. (2019). Do open educational resources improve student learning? Implications of the access hypothesis. PLoS ONE, 14(3), 1–14.
  3. Issa, A. Idris, et al. (2020). Undergraduates' Attitude towards the Utilization of Open Educational Resources for Learning. International Journal of Technology in Education and Science, 4 (3), 227-34. ERIC.
  4. Marín, V. I., et al. (2020). A Comparative Study of National Infrastructures for Digital (Open) Educational Resources in Higher Education. Open Praxis, 12(2), 241-256. ERIC.
  5. Martin, T.& Kimmons, R. (2020). Faculty Members' Lived Experiences with Choosing Open Educational Resources. Open Praxis,12(1), 131-44. ERIC

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