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1) General information
2) Open Access declarations
3) Copyright management
4) Open access journals
5) Open access repositories
7) Costs and benefits
8) Leading organizations
9) Open data
- Alma Swan and Sheridan Brown, Key Perspectives Ltd: Skills, Role & Career Structure of Data Scientists & Curators: Assessment of Current Practice & Future Needs [PDF]
- DCC: Infrastructure Planning and Data Curation: A comparative study of international approaches to enabling the sharing of research data [PDF]
- MIT’s guide on Data Management and Publishing
- Open Data Commons (legal tools and issues)
- SPARC Open Data Email Discussion List
- International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST)
- Special IQ: Moving Research Data Into and Out of Institutional Repositories, May 12th, 2009
- Research data management guidance - a set of web pages written as guidance for university researchers on research data management & sharing, published as part of a re-launched University of Edinburgh Information Services website.
- Panton Principles for Open Data in Science
- Kuipers, T & van der Hoeven, J (2009) PARSE.Insight: INSIGHT into issues of Permanent Access to the Records of Science
- Tenopir C, Allard S, Douglass K, Aydinoglu AU, Wu L, et al. (2011) Data Sharing by Scientists: Practices and Perceptions. PLoS ONE 6(6): e21101. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021101
- Martijn de Groot and Marion Wittenberg (eds) (2010) Driven by data – exploring the research horizon. Amsterdam University Press
- Opportunities for Data Exchange (2011): Ten Tales of Drivers and Barriers in Data Sharing; Report on Integration of Data and Publication (Executive Summary); Report on Integration of Data and Publication
- Ball, A and Duke, M (2011) How to Cite Datasets and Link to Publications. Digital Curation Centre
- Green, T (2009). We Need Publishing Standards for Datasets and Data Tables, OECD Publishing White Paper, OECD Publishing. doi: 10.1787/603233448430
- Knowledge-Exchange (2011): A Surfboard for Riding the Wave Towards a four country action programme on research data
Projects and Initiatives
- DANS – promotes access to research data (the Netherlands)
- DataCite – provides links to a range of research data - also of interest: http://www.datacite.org/repolist; DataCite Blog on DataCite content service
- DataOne (Data Observation Network for Earth) – ensuring preservation and access to multi-scale, multi-discipline, multi-national science data
- EUDAT – a Europe-wide solution to data management
- Digital Curation Centre – a centre of expertise on data curation. Plenty of Briefing papers/resources for data managers
- Dryad – Biosciences data repository. Only accepts data related to peer-reviewed articles
- PANGAEA – Repository for earth and environmental science
- Data Asset Framework – UK based project assisting organisations with managing their research assets
- CODATA (Committee on Data for Science and Technology) – Established by the International Council for Science and recognises that sharing of data is essential – shares a useful list of data policies
- Linked Data – a useful resource that sets out standards information and FAQs for linking online data
- RatSWD – German Data Forum on Research Data Centers and Data Service Centers
- SURF Foundation – Enhanced publications project looks at six different cross-discipline projects. Interesting video too.
- Open Knowledge Foundation – builds tools and communities to promote open data and access
- FigShare – allows researchers to publish and make citeable research results, a sharing data platform
- Archer – a set of software management tools for research data
- Data Seal of Approval – ensuring that data sets meet a specific set of requirements for future-proofing and long term management
(Compiled by Najla Rettberg, OpenAIREplus Scientific Manager)
- Carr, L., White, W., Miles, S. and Mortimer, B. (2008) Institutional Repository Checklist for Serving Institutional Management. In: Third International Conference on Open Repositories 2008, 1-4 April 2008, Southampton, United Kingdom
- Recommendations from the EUA Working Group on Open Access adopted by the EUA Council on 26th of March 2008 (University of Barcelona, Spain) [PDF]
- The Scientific Council of the European Research Council Guidelines for Open Access 17 December 2007 [PDF]
- А sample set of Open Access Principles [WORD] that may be adopted by your institution as the foundation for an Open Access Policy from A Guide to Developing Open Access Through Your Digital Repository Kylie Pappalardo and Dr Anne Fitzgerald With the assistance of Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Scott Kiel-Chisholm, Damien O’Brien and Anthony Austin Open Access to Knowledge Law Project
- Your Repository Deposit Licence [WORD] should set out from A Guide to Developing Open Access Through Your Digital Repository Kylie Pappalardo and Dr Anne Fitzgerald With the assistance of Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Scott Kiel-Chisholm, Damien O’Brien and Anthony Austin Open Access to Knowledge Law Project
- Final checklist [WORD] for developing open access through your digital repository from A Guide to Developing Open Access Through Your Digital Repository Kylie Pappalardo and Dr Anne Fitzgerald With the assistance of Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Scott Kiel-Chisholm, Damien O’Brien and Anthony Austin Open Access to Knowledge Law Project
- Repository Deposit Licences: Annex 2 [WORD] to A Guide to Developing Open Access Through Your Digital Repository Kylie Pappalardo and Dr Anne Fitzgerald With the assistance of Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Scott Kiel-Chisholm, Damien O’Brien and Anthony Austin Open Access to Knowledge Law Project
- Open Access to Knowledge (OAK) Law Sample Repository Deposit Licence for Publications [WORD]
- SURF foundation Licence to Deposit in a Digital Repository [WORD]
- The Application of the Zwolle Principles to Open Access Repository and Journal Content [WORD] Frederick J. Friend
- From Investigative Study of Standards for Digital Repositories and Related Services [WORD] Muriel Foulonneau and Francis André, Amsterdam University Press. Full text available here. [PDF]
- Exerpts from The European Repository Landscape Inventory Study into the Present Type and Level of OAI-Compliant Digital Repository Activities in the EU [WORD] Maurits van der Graaf and Kwame van Eijndhoven, Amsterdam University Press. The full text is available here [PDF].
- OPEN DOORS AND OPEN MINDS: What faculty authors can do to ensure open access to their work through their institution [PDF] A SPARC / SCIENCE COMMONS WHITE PAPER (April 2008)
- The business of digital repositories [PDF] Swan, A. (2008) The business of digital repositories. In: A DRIVER's Guide to European Repositories (Amsterdam, 2007), Amsterdam University Press.
- Seventeen guidelines for stimulating the population of repositories [PDF]. These guidelines are an excerpt from: Proudman, V. (2007) The population of repositories. In Eds. K. Weenink, L.Waaijers and K. van Godtsenhoven, A DRIVER's Guide to European Repositories (pp.49 - 101) Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
- Repository Staff and Skills Set [PDF] written by Mary L. Robinson, SHERPA European Development Officer
11) Resources about open access in non-English languages
12) 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)
- Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources and Change in Higher Education: Reflections from Practice by Jenny Glennie (Editor), Ken Harley (Editor), Neil Butcher (Editor), Trudi van Wyk (Editor); Contributors: Jenny Glennie, Ken Harley, Neil Butcher, Trudi van Wyk, Dendev Badarch, Svetlana Knyazeva, Andy Lane, V. Bharathi Harishankar, Kathleen Ludewig Omollo, Adam Rahman and Chris Andrew Yebuah, Ingrid Sapire, Yvonne Reed, Tessa Welch, Freda Wolfenden, Catherine Ngugi, Gráinne Conole, Lisbeth Levey, Heather Kanuka, Geneviève Gauthier, John T. Lesperance, John Arul Phillips, Edward P. Rybicki, Jonathan E. Myers, Monica Mawoyo, Sarah Hoosen, Carolina Rossini, Wayne Mackintosh; Publishers: COL, UNESCO (June 2012)
- Exploring the Business Case for Open Educational Resources by Neil Butcher (Author), Sarah Hoosen (Author); Publishers: COL (September 2012)
- 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. More information and projects: DiscoverEd - a scalable search and discovery prototype for educational resources on the web; Licensing Portal for Educators, etc.
- The Khan Academy offers over 3,000 instructional videos covering everything from basic algebra to advanced chemistry, biology, and even the current day banking crisis. 3.5 millions learners use the site each month, and all videos are licensed under CC BY-NC-SA, with some already translated into Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Hindi, and more. The Khan Academy is currently exploring a system that awards learners points and badges as they progress.
- 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
- China Open Resources for Education
- 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 – Introducing OER, FAQs and links to some of the UNSECO/COL publications; Finding OER – 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 – showcasing African OER initiatives; OER Toolkits – OER licensing and policy implications, especially useful for higher education, toolkits on Licensing and Copyright and Policy Development and Review; 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).
- OER Research - The body of work collected here represents the combined efforts of organizations worldwide.
- 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.
- Videolectures.net, built and maintained by the Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia.
- LibGuide on Open Learning Resources
- The OER Policy Registry Needs Your Help
- Free Online Open Courses (from the world's leading universities) - Open Education Database
- OnlineCourses.com aggregates the best free and open courseware for students and professionals from over 500 university and college level classes globally.