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New initiatives from Memorial Libraries that support research, teaching, & learning in the digital world.
Last Updated: Dec 19, 2014 URL: http://guides.library.mun.ca/openaccess Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Open Access Publishing

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Open Access (OA) is a global movement to make scholarly content more easily discoverable and accessible by removing subscription and login barriers. Get higher visibility for your work while retaining control over your copyrights.

 

Creative Commons

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We encourage authors to use Creative Commons licenses on works for which they own copyright. Check out the Creative Commons interactive tutorial from DELTS to learn more.

 

Open Access Week

Open Access Week 2014

News:

The Tri-Council funding agencies have announced a plan to implement an Open Access publishing mandate by 2015. 

Memorial Libraries have pledged support for the Knowledge Unlatched Pilot Project to create a sustainable model for Open Access monograph publishing.

Good news for Humanities and Social Sciences researchers! The library will pay open access author fees for anyone who wishes to publish in Sage Open, a new mega journal that accepts submissions from all SSH disciplines. Read more about Memorial's open access memberships

Memorial Libraries to pay open access author's fees for publication in Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Journals.   more

Memorial University becomes a member of science mega journal PeerJ.  Read more about Memorial's open access memberships

 

Open Access Initiatives

Journal Hosting

Faculty and graduate students can start an Open Access journal on the library's publishing platform.

Research Repository

The Research Repository is an Open Access platform to showcase and preserve Memorial University's creative and intellectual output. 

Author's Fund

The library has set up a fund to help pay processing charges for Memorial authors who publish in OA journals.

Scholarly Communication at Memorial Libraries

Memorial University Libraries are collaborating with campus partners to architect a new suite of web-based Scholarly Communication services tailored to meet the needs of researchers working in a digital environment. We are partnering with faculty to make unique collections available electronically, to release funded research for public consumption, and to leverage interactive web technologies in service of scholarly communication.

Intrigued?

To learn more about OA, visit our OA overview.

The Library also offers OA workshops that are customized for particular audiences and disciplines. To explore this option, contact cdennis@mun.ca.

Copyright

If you are interested in Open Access, you may also want to learn more about Copyright.

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