Open Access in Canada: A Strong Beginning

Greyson, Devon and Morrison, Heather and Waller, Andrew Open Access in Canada: A Strong Beginning. Feliciter, 2010, vol. 56, n. 2, pp. 60-63. [Journal article (Print/Paginated)]

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English abstract

This article is a summary of recent Open Access activity in Canada, focusing on policies and mandates, repositories, and initiatives in libraries.

Item type: Journal article (Print/Paginated)
Keywords: Open Access, OA, Canada, OA publishing, Open Access publishing, Open Access repositories, OA repositories, OA policies, Open Access policies, OA mandates, Open Access mandates
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information. > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HS. Repositories.
B. Information use and sociology of information. > BC. Information in society.
B. Information use and sociology of information. > BF. Information policy
Depositing user: E-LIS Canadian Staff
Date deposited: 22 Apr 2010
Last modified: 14 Dec 2012 21:50
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/13601

References

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1. Lund University Libraries Head Office, “Directory of Open Access Journals,” website content, 2010 (www.doaj.org).

2. Heather Morrison, “Dramatic Growth of Open Access: Dec. 31, 2009 New Year's Eve Edition,” The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics blog, website content, December 31, 2009 (http://poeticeconomics.blogspot.com/2009/12/dramatic-growth-of-open-access-dec-31.html).

3. Glenda Proctor, “No longer free for all,” Canadian Medical Association Journal 181(11) (2009), p. E245 (www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/181/11/E245).

4. For more details, see OpenDOAR: The Directory of Open Access Repositories website (www.opendoar.org), or the ROAR: Registry of Open Access Repositories website (roar.eprints.org).

5. Canadian Association of Research Libraries, “Canadian Institutional Repositories,” website content, n.d. (www.carl-abrc.ca/projects/institutional_repositories/canadian_projects-e.html).

6. See the PubMed Central Canada website (http://pubmedcentralcanada.ca).

7. See the SHERPA JULIET website (www.sherpa.ac.uk/juliet).

8. Peter Suber, “Open Access Policies at Universities,” SPARC Open Access Newsletter 141 (January 2, 2010) (www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/01-02-10.htm).

9. EPrints ROARMAP, “ROARMAP (Registry of Open Access Repository Material Archiving Policies),” website content, n.d. (www.eprints.org/openaccess/policysignup).

10. In Canada, there two such funds, the Open Access Authors Fund at the University of Calgary, which is nearly two years old, and the Author Fund at the University of Ottawa, which was announced in December 2009. Information about the Calgary fund is at available at the University of Calgary library website (http://library.ucalgary.ca/services/for-faculty/open-access-authors-fund-0). Information about the Ottawa fund is available at the University of Ottawa website (www.oa.uottawa.ca/uo-initiatives-afund.jsp?language=en).

11. In some situations, presses are officially joining with libraries, as part of a broader organization, such as at the University of Calgary, or as part of the library itself, such as at the University of Michigan.

12. See the Synergies website (www.synergiescanada.org).

13. The open access position statement is available at the CLA website, under “Position Statements” (www.cla.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Position_Statements). More information about the CLA Open Access Interest Group is available at the CLA website, under “Interest Groups” (www.cla.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Open_Access_Interest_Group&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=6309).


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