Useful links

A collection of open access resources

The open access movement continues to evolve at a rapid pace. For this reason, the EIFL Open Access programme (EIFL-OA) maintains a collection of external open access resource links to help librarians, researchers, students and policy makers in implementing OA in practice.

Please note, this list is constantly evolving and being updated, so if you have any open access resource suggestions, please contact Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma at iryna.kuchma@eifl.net.

GENERAL INFORMATION

OPEN ACCESS DECLARATIONS

COPYRIGHT MANAGEMENT

OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS

OPEN ACCESS REPOSITORIES

OPEN ACCESS POLICIES

IMPACT

COSTS AND BENEFITS

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS

OPEN RESEARCH DATA

(Based on a list, compiled by Najla Rettberg, OpenAIRE Scientific Manager)  

OPEN ACCESS RESOURCES (IN FRENCH)

Très brève introduction à l'accès ouvert, par Peter Suber (traduction par Marie Lebert, septembre 2012)

OPEN ACCESS RESOURCES (IN RUSSIAN)

OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

  • Cape Town Open Education Declaration follows the model of the Budapest Open Access Initiative and was produced following a meeting convened by the Open Society Institute and the Shuttleworth Foundation in Cape Town in September 2007. The Cape Town Declaration offers strategies for the development of open educational resources.
  • A Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER) by Asha Kanwar (COL) (Editor), Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić (UNESCO) (Editor), Neil Butcher (Author); Publishers: COL, UNESCO (July 2011)
  • Guidelines for Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Education; Publishers: COL, UNESCO (November 2011)
  • Survey on Governments’ Open Educational Resources (OER) Policies by Sarah Hoosen (Neil Butcher & Associates) (Editor); Publishers: COL, UNESCO (June 2012)
  • Exploring the Business Case for Open Educational Resources by Neil Butcher (Author), Sarah Hoosen (Author); Publishers: COL (September 2012)
  • Open Educational Resources Policy in Europe - a project of Creative Commons
  • Open Education Working Group
  • Open Education Coalition - Koalicja Otwartej Edukacji
  • Connexions - a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc.
  • MIT OpenCourseWare  - MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content.
  • Creative Commons  - provides the tools necessary to overcome these restrictions, opening up educational resources so that they are not only accessible, but adaptable, interoperable, and discoverable — helping to realize the full benefits of digitally enabled education. .
  • The Khan Academy offers instructional videos covering everything from basic algebra to advanced chemistry, biology, and even the current day banking crisis.
  • P2PU is a grassroots education project that organizes learning outside of institutional walls and gives learners recognition for their achievements — creating a model for lifelong learning alongside traditional higher education models. P2PU is also exploring alternative methods of assessment and certification through its badges pilot.
  • The African Virtual University (AVU) OER portal OER@AVU
  • The Global Text Project - The Global Text Project is engaging the collective intelligence of worldwide communities in the development of current, high-quality content.
  • Jorum - a free online service providing access to teaching and learning resources, for teaching and support staff in UK Further and Higher Education Institutions.
  • MERLOT - (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) is designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education.
  • NDLR (or National Digital Learning Resources) Ireland
  • OpenCourseWare Consortium
  • OpenCourseWare Consortium Europe
  • OER Africa: there are sections on: Understanding OER http://www.oerafrica.org/understanding-oer – Introducing OER, FAQs and links to some of the UNSECO/COL publications; Finding OER http://www.oerafrica.org/findoer – tools for finding OER as well as links to the OERs collected by OER Africa (in the areas of Health, Agriculture, Teacher Education and Foundations Skills); OER in Action http://www.oerafrica.org/themes-and-projects/oer-initiatives-africa – showcasing African OER initiatives; OER Toolkits http://www.oerafrica.org/policy-development-review – OER licensing and policy implications, especially useful for higher education, toolkits on Licensing and Copyright http://www.oerafrica.org/copyright-and-licensing-toolkit; OER Readings http://www.oerafrica.org/understanding-oer/selected-oer-readings: a moderated collection of resources relevant to everyone interested in the development of open education resources in education in Africa; and more…
    OER Commons - (Open Educational Resources) Commons is the first comprehensive open learning network where teachers and professors (from pre-K to graduate school) can access their colleagues' course materials, share their own, and collaborate on affecting today's classrooms.
  • OER Handbook - The purpose of this handbook is to provide a guide for those who are just getting started in the creation of open educational resources (OER).
  • Open AGH - OER platform, Poland
  • OpenLearn – free and open educational resources. OpenLearn is an open content initiative by the Open University.
  • The UCT OpenContent directory - the web portal for accessing open teaching and learning content from the University of Cape Town.
  • University of the Western Cape OER Modules.
  • Videolectures.net, built and maintained by the Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia.
  • LibGuide on Open Learning Resources