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Recommended websites on Open Access and Finding Scholarly Journals

  • Open Author Addendum from SPARC (scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) http://www.carl-abrc.ca/projects/author/EngPubAgree.pdf
  • Finding Open Access Peer Reviewed Articles try BASE Search Engine http://www.base-search.net/
  • Finding Open Access Journals: try Directory of Open Access Journals http://doaj.org or Electronic Journals Library http://rzblx1.uni-regensburg.de
  • Finding Open Access Documents : try OAIster http://www.oaister.org
  • Finding books, articles and other documents: try WorldCat.org
  • Finding music, images and audio and text files, try Internet Archive http://www.archive.org
  • Open Journal Systems for creating open access journals http://pkp.sfu.ca
  • Open Conference System
  • GNU Free Documentation License http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
  • Canada Open Government Policy http://www.open.gc.ca/index-eng.asp
  • Licenses for open access publications and more, try Creative Commons https://creativecommons.org
  • Support for open access scholarship from major funders in Canada, try http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/about-au_sujet/policies-politiques/open_access-libre_acces/index-eng.aspx
  • UNESCO Open Access http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/access-to-knowledge/open-access-to-scientific-information
  • Harvard Open Access Project http://dash.harvard.edu/
  • MIT Open Access Policy http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2010/open-access-policy.html
  • European Commission Science in Society Open Access Policy


OECD Guidelines for Open Access http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/9/61/38500813.pdf

  • Open Data Cities and Open Data movement (US) http://www.data.gov
  • Synergies : open publishing consortium http://www.synergiescanada.org
  • Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Open Access Policy http://osc.hul.harvard.edu/hfaspolicy

Recommended ebooks and books on Open Access you’ll find at WorldCat.org 

  • Willinsky, John (2006)The access principle: the case for open access to research and scholarship. Cambridge, Mass, MIT Press.
  • Jacobs, Neil (2006) Open access: key strategic, technical and economic aspects. Oxford : Chandos.
  • Hess, Charlotte and Elinor Ostrom (2007) Understanding knowledge as a commons : from theory to practice.
  • Crawford, Walt. (2011) Open access: what you need to know now. Chicago, American Library Association.
  • Hood, Anna K (2007) Open access resources. Association of Research Libraries.
  • Solomon, David (2008) Developing open access journals: a practical guide. Oxford : Chandos.
  • Iiyoshi, Toru and M S Vijay Kumar.(2008) Opening up education: the collective advancement of education through open technology, open content and open knowledge. Cambridge, Mass : MIT Press 2008.
  • Mullen, Laura Bowering (2010) Open access and its practical impact on the work of academic libraries : collection development, public services and the library and information science literature. Oxford: Chandos.
  • van Overwalle, Geertrui . (2009) Gene patents and collaborative licensing models: patent pools, clearinghouses, open source models and liability regimes. Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press.
  • Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook http://openoasis.org
  • Posey, D.A. and Dutfield, G. (1996) Beyond Intellectual Property: toward traditional resource rights for indigenous peoples and local communities. Ottawa: IDRC online.
  • Tansey, G. and Rajotte, T (eds) (2008) The future control of food: a guide to international negotiations and rules on intellectual property, biodiversity and food security. London: Earthscan.
  • Kamau, E.C. and Winter, G. eds (2009) Genetic resources, traditional knowledge and the law: solutions for access and benefit sharing. London : Earthscan.

Recommended Scholarly Journals for Library and Scholarly Communication

  •  Journal of Community Informatics
  •  Journal of Library Administration
  •  Canadian Journal of Communication
  • Computers in the Schools

Recommended Reading  on Copyright Law and Canadian Issues

Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Copyright Board of Canada

Copyright Act of Canada 1985 Department of Justice

Canadian Copyright Law and Fair Dealing, Centre for Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic

Digital Copyright – Bill C-11 FAQ

Copyright – WIPO

Canadian Copyright Centre of the Canadian Library Association

“What is Intellectual Property?” by WIPO


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