Saturday, March 26, 2005

Open Access Bibliography

Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journal


ACRL has announced publication of a New Major Bibliography on Open Access compiled by Charles W. Bailey, Jr. of the University of Houston Libraries and compiler of the _Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography_ (Houston: University of Houston Libraries, 1996-2005) [ ]

_Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals_

“The open access movement is reforming the system of scholarly communication by advocating free, online access to academic literature. This new bibliography presents over 1,300 selected English-language books, conference papers (including some digital video presentations), debates, editorials, e-prints, journal and magazine articles, news articles, technical reports, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding the open access movement. Most sources were published between 1999 and August 31, 2004; however a limited number of key sources published prior to 1999 are also included.

Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet (approximately 78 percent of the bibliography's references have such links). The bibliography is conveniently organized into the following categories: General Works, Open Access Statements, Copyright Arrangements for Self-Archiving and Use, Open Access Journals, E-Prints, Disciplinary Archives, Institutional Archives and Repositories, Open Archives Initiative and OAI-PMH, Conventional Publisher Perspectives, Government Inquiries and Legislation, and Open Access Arrangements for Developing Countries. The publication also includes a concise overview of key concepts that are central to the open access movement”

I have learned from the author that "the entire bibliography is freely available as a PDF file" and that "Both the printed bookand the PDF are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License."