SPARC-ACRL forum "Understanding the Implications of Open Education: MOOCs and More" June 29, 2013
Campus-based Open-access Publishing Funds
A portal that provides information about establishing and managing an open access publication fund. Available from this site is this guide: Campus-based open-access Publishing Funds: A Practical Guide to Design and Implementation.
Developing Open Access Journals: Resources
An annotated list of online resources for open access journal publishing. It accompanies a useful guide that outlines issues to be addressed in the process of developing an open access journal. (The guide is an abridged version of the book, Developing Open Access Journals: A Practical Guide by David Solomon). Other relevant resources related to creating open access journals are available here.
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
A helpful resource for finding peer-reviewed books from different academic publishers.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Categorizes open access journals in various disciplines and provides a platform for searching the contents of some open access journals.
Global Open Access Portal (GOAP)
A snapshot of open access developments around the world in order to "provide the necessary information for policy-makers to learn about the global OA environment and to view their country’s status, and understand where and why Open Access has been most successful."
Online Guide to Open Access Journals Publishing
Provides information and tools for publishing open access academic publications. Users are encouraged to share their practices and experiences by contacting the site.
Open Access Bibliography
Provides an overview of open access concepts and presents over 1,300 works about the open access movement.
Open Access Directory
A compendium of lists about open access to science and scholarship.
Open Access Journal Business Guides
Offers guides on business planning for converting a subscription-based journal to open access, business planning for launching a new open access journal; and includes a model business plan (a supplemental guide for open access journal developers and publishers).
Open Access Overview
An introduction to open access for those who are new to the concept. There is an abridged version of it.
Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook (OASIS)
Covers the concepts, principles, advantages, approaches, and means to achieving open access. It offers textual and multimedia materials to inform researchers, librarians, publishers, administrators, public, and students of relevant issues.
Open Access Tracking Project
Tracks and tags new developments of open access and scholarly communication issues.
SPARC Open Access Newsletter
A monthly newsletter discussing the latest developments in the open access movement and reporting noteworthy news in the area of scholarly communication.