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Open Access

A guide for Mount Saint Vincent University scholars.
Open Access - a concept to enable scholarly communication. What is it ? Why is it important ?

OA Information Gateways

OA Advocacy


Create Change Canada
Shouldn't the way we share research be as advanced as the Internet? Sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, and SPARC.

ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit
The toolkit summarizes key issues and offers basic information on scholarly communication topics.

Open Doors and Open Minds
What faculty authors can do to ensure open access to their work through their institution.

Student Statement on the Right to Research
From the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)


Open and Shut ?

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Public Domain

Open Content Alliance

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PLoS Open Access

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