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Open Access and Open Data

Shoreline CC Library supports the research needs of faculty and students at Shoreline Community College Library. Open Access refers to scholarly work--articles, books, research data, multimedia etc. which is freely available online.

Open Access Introduction

Open Access is...

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Open access (OA) refers to freely available, digital, online information. Open access scholarly literature is free of charge and often carries less restrictive copyright and licensing barriers than traditionally published works, for both the users and the authors.

While OA is a newer form of scholarly publishing, many OA journals comply with well-establishe peer-review processes and maintain high publishing standards.

Robinson, Phil. “LibGuides: Open Access Publishing : What Is Open Access?” Accessed October 18, 2022.

Poster for International Open Access Week: Theme Climate Justice     International Open Access Week October 24th-30th

International Open Access Week is organized by SPARC in partnership with the Open Access Week Advisory Committee.Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. The official hashtag of Open Access Week is #OAweek.

Open Access Explained

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