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Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication: Intro

This LibGuide provides useful information about the Open Access Movement, open access publishing and open scholarly communication trends.

Welcome note

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)

When using the various Tabs, please click on the Main Blue Tab and sub-Tabs as they all have information on them.

Please note: Conditions or certain licences, e.g. Creative Commons, may apply to some of these resources.  Always check the Conditions of Use if you are using the material beyond the provisions of 'Fair Dealing' in the SA Copyright Act. Some may be entirely free to use and reproduce, whilst others may have some conditions related to the re-use or reproduction of works. 

Some linked material on this LibGuide may be copyright protected, so please check and ensure that you obtain the necessary copyright permission, where applicable.

 

What is Open Access?