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Resources on Open Access ("free, immediate, online access to the results of research coupled with the right to use those results in new and innovative ways") and open educational resources (including open textbooks).
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Open Access Week 2015

Framingham State University celebrates Open Access Week annually to highlight why colleges and universities should support open access to research. This year the library will be hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to improve Open Access related pages. We will follow instructions about the Edit-a-thon through this website.

Check out a selection of handouts on open access that you can download.


Links on Open Access


What is Open Access?

As defined by Budapest Open Access Initiative, "by 'open access' to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited."

Created by Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), here is a three minute video on Open Access 101.


Open Access Policies


Creative Commons License Information

To license information under Creative Commons, go here.

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Millie Gonzalez MBA, MLS
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Millie Gonzalez
Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian
Framingham State University
100 State Street PO Box 9101
Whittemore Library 117
Framingham, MA 01701-9101
Tel: 508-626-4655
Fax: 508-626-40
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