Did you know that “Open Access Week” at UBC is happening October 24-30, 2016? Open Access is a movement encouraging the removal of barriers to scholarly research so that scholarly work is accessible to people everywhere. Access is available to everyone: students, policy makers, health care workers, professionals, educators, scholars in the developing world, and the public.
This year’s theme is “Open in Action”. You can find out more at http://openaccessweek.org/. We encourage you to RSVP for events to learn more about what Open Access means for researchers, students, and faculty at UBC. You will learn more about topics such as open textbooks, author rights, DOIs and cIRcle Deposit, Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications, and Engaging with Open Scholarly Practice. We also invite you to explore UBC’s Open Textbooks where you can also find some online business open textbooks. UBC Library also has an Open Collections portal which includes digital photos, books, newspapers, maps, videos, theses and more. These publicly-accessible collections are constantly growing and reflect the research interests of the UBC community and beyond. If you are looking for UBC theses specifically, please take a look at our institutional repository, cIRcle (circle.ubc.ca).
Did you know that peer reviewed journals can also be Open Access? Take a look at Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review, an online, open-access, peer-reviewed business librarianship journal. One of our librarians, Irena Trebic, has published a conference report about the American Library Association (ALA) conference in Orlando she attended in the latest issue of Ticker. The article is available to read at http://ticker.mcgill.ca/issue/view/3.
Here are some additional Open Access Resources:
- The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) http://resources.library.ubc.ca/page.php?details=doaj–directory-of-open-access-journals&id=449 which includes open access journals in business and management
- OpenDOAR the Directory of Open Access Repositories http://resources.library.ubc.ca/page.php?details=doaj–directory-of-open-access-journals&id=449