What is Open Access (Green Route)?What is Open Access (Gold Route)?Open Access Iniatives (incl. Developing Countries)IFLA and eIFL and Open AccessOA Policies/GuidelinesThe Public DomainBenefits of Open Access
Electronic ResourcesReference SourcesUseful Web LinksOther Useful LibGuidesNeed help?
A2K Websites, Wikis, Blogs, etc.ICT Issues & A2K
Enabling Scholarship & Research with Open AccessOA ButtonOpen DataOpen ScienceOpen Access Vimeos (YouTube)Paying for OACopyright Policies for OA (Publishers/Funders)
Wits Addendum to Publication AgreementSelf-PublishingLicensing Open ContentWho Owns Your Works?
AltmetricsVimeos on Bibliometrics/Impact FactorData Analysis Tools
Digital Libraries/Repositories (South Africa)ETDs and Scholarly RepositoriesUsing DSpace for RepositoriesInstitutional Repositories PoliciesGuides for IRs/Digital LibrariesUseful articles on repositories
Publishers not accepted in academia
OA Books/OA TextbooksOA JournalsOA Websites/BlogsOpen Educational Resources (OERS)Publishers of OA BooksOpen Access MediaOpen Access LibGuides/Resources
Berlin Declaration on OA ...Wits OA BrochureWits OA Information SheetWits Author's AddendumOpen Access Events at WitsInternational/Regional/Local Events
Basic Steps in the Research Process
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This LibGuide provides useful information about the Open Access Movement, open access publishing and open scholarly communication trends.
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Welcome to this LibGuide on Open Access (OA), Access to Knowledge (A2K) and Scholarly Communication.  I hope you will find these resources useful.  Should you have any queries, or should you want to add other useful references to this Guide, please contact Denise Nicholson (see Profile for details)

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