May 1st of this year marked the three year anniversary of the Open Access Directory. What is the Open Access Directory, you ask? It’s a wiki-based reference source containing simple fact based lists about open access (OA) in science and scholarship. These lists include Blogs about OA, Data repositories, Educational materials about OA, Institutions that support open access, OA journal business models and more.
OAD believes that “by bringing many OA-related lists together in one place, OAD makes it easier for everyone to discover them, use them for reference, and update them. The easier they are to maintain and discover, the more effectively they can spread useful, accurate information about OA.” As a reference work that lives on a social media platform, this resource is an ever-changing constantly-growing site where Open Access factual material is collected and maintained by all players in the OA community, making it an invaluable tool during any OA related research.
Want to know more about Open Access? Check out our LibGuide at http://cslguides.charlottelaw.edu/openaccess for primary and legal open access search engines, links to blogs, wikis, newsletters and resource centers dedicated to open access, core documents in the open access movement and an A-Z listing of selected open access journals available on the web.
~ Ashley Moye ~