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Celebrate Open Access Week!

Here is my long promised post on freely accessible online research resources. And just in time for Open Access Week too!

Over the years as I’ve come across interesting online research resources that are freely accessible. Working at a small academic library it’s been advantageous to look for quality academic resources to supplement the toll access resources that we can afford. I’ve indexed (in a rather slapdash manner I’ll admit) these resources using Zotero Standalone made them publicly available at Bibliographia Electronika. They are grouped according to their general copyright status:

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Bibliograpy of Open Education Resources (bibOER)

bibOER is an offshoot of Canadian Copyriot.

British Columbia is now engaging in Open Access text book publication. And this follows on the precedent being set in the United States, where many larger academic institutions are setting up their own online OER repositories and MOOC’s. I began this bibliographic collection as a tool to market to St. Mary’s University College (StMU) faculty & staff the possibilities and opportunities to both use and contribute to Open Education repositories. I’ve grouped the materials in this collection into the following categories:

• Analysis, Commentary & News
• Associations, Consortia & Agencies;
• Blogs & News sites;
• Guides & Directories; and
• Repositories.

Most of the materials listed in this collection have been published under Open Access, Creative Commons, Public Domain principles, or a combination of the these three.

I hope that this collection will not only be a clearing house, of sorts, of copyright permissive & alternative resources for teaching, but that it will also add to the ongoing conversations about Open Education resources in the academic library context, and how we in Alberta might engage in such possibilities.

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In the final post in this bibliography series I’ll cover the Bibliographia Electronika, a collection of Open Access, Creative Commons, Public Domain, and Free but Copyrighted online databases and research resources.

Cheers
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Brad Neufeldt
Director of Library Services
St. Mary’s University College Library
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Canadian Copyriot: A Bibliography of the chaos of Canadian Copright

Over that past few years I’ve indulged my librarian pack rat proclivities. I’ve amassed three bibliographies that may be of interest to the library community. The first of these is Canadian Copyriot.

I started this bibliography as a response to the Copyright Board of Canada‘s awarding to Access Copyright (AC) an Interim Tariff as well as the hearings on the proposed Access Copyright Post-Secondary Educational Institution Tariff.

Canadian Copyriot is a publicly accessible bibliography of online resources, information, and statutes & case law related to copyright in North America. It’s meant to address the Canadian context, but also includes information related to the U.S.  and Europe). It provides access to a variety of resource that include:

  • Analysis, Commentary & News;
  • Bills, Statutes & Case Law;
  • Blogs & News sites;
  • Copyright Guides
  • General Reference
  • Open Access
  • Organizations
  • Public Domain Calculators
  • Regulatory, Licensing & Collection Agencies
  • Search for Copyrights
  • Treaties & Conventions

It was initially intended to provide access for St. Mary’s University College (StMU) faculty & staff to the copyright information and resources. Feel free to make use of this resource and if you have any suggested additions please forward them to brad.neufeldt@stmu.ca.

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Next post I’ll cover the bibliography of Open Education Resources.

Cheers
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Brad Neufeldt
Director of Library Services
St. Mary’s University College Library
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