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This page provides an overview of 109 articles related to 'open access', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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Open access (OA) refers to unrestricted online access to articles published in scholarly journals, and increasingly also book chapters or monographs. Open Access comes in two forms, Gratis versus Libre: Gratis OA is no-cost online access, while Libre OA offers some additional usage rights. Open content is similar to OA, but usually includes the right to modify the work, whereas in scholarly publishing it is usual to keep an article's content intact and to associate it with a fixed author. Creative Commons licenses can be used to specify usage rights. The Open Access idea can be extended to the learning objects and resources provided in e-learning. OA can be provided in two ways: 1) "Green OA" is provided by authors publishing in any journal and then self-archiving their postprints in their institutional repository or on some other OA website. Green OA journal publishers endorse immediate OA self-archiving by their authors. 2) "Gold OA" is provided by authors publishing in an open access journal that provides immediate OA to all of its articles on the publisher's website. (Hybrid open access journals provide Gold OA only for those individual articles for which their authors (or their author's institution or funder) pay an OA publishing fee.) (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Open access publishing)

Key statistics

Metadata related to 'open access' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'open access': 229 (13.2% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'open access' across all Ariadne articles: 1088
  • Average number of references to 'open access' per Ariadne article: 4.75
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'open access': 1996-07
  • Trending factor of 'open access': 1153.6 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'open access':

  1. leo waaijers (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. michel wesseling (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. emma nelms (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. sarah brown (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. philippa broadley (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Title Article summary Date

EThOS: from Project to Service

Jill Russell describes the impact the new Electronic Theses Online Service is making on the availability of UK doctoral theses.

April 2009, issue59, feature article

Three Perspectives on the Evolving Infrastructure of Institutional Research Repositories in Europe

Marjan Vernooy-Gerritsen, Gera Pronk and Maurits van der Graaf report on the most significant results from two surveys conducted to provide an overview of repositories with research output in the European Union.

April 2009, issue59, feature article

Publish and Cherish With Non-proprietary Peer Review Systems

Leo Waaijers urges Open Access-mandating research funders to extend OA publishing conditions by stimulating the market.

April 2009, issue59, feature article

Assessing FRBR in Dublin Core Application Profiles

Talat Chaudhri makes a detailed assessment of the FRBR structure of the Dublin Core Application Profiles funded by JISC.

January 2009, issue58, feature article

Europeana: An Infrastructure for Adding Local Content

Rob Davies describes a Best Practice Network under the eContentPlus Programme to make available locally sourced digital content to the Europeana Service.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

Copyright Angst, Lust for Prestige and Cost Control: What Institutions Can Do to Ease Open Access

Leo Waaijers writes about copyright, prestige and cost control in the world of open access while in two appendices Bas Savenije and Michel Wesseling compare the costs of open access publishing and subscriptions/licences for their respective institutions.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

A Bug's Life?: How Metaphors from Ecology Can Articulate the Messy Details of Repository Interactions

R. John Robertson, Mahendra Mahey and Phil Barker introduce work investigating an alternative model of repository and service interaction.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

New Schemas for Mapping Pedagogies and Technologies

Grainne Conole reflects on the implications of Web 2.0 for education and offers two new schemas for thinking about harnessing the potential of technologies.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

South African Repositories: Bridging Knowledge Divides

Martie van Deventer and Heila Pienaar provide us with background to recent South African repository initiatives and detail an example of knowledge transfer from one institution to another.

April 2008, issue55, feature article

Developing the Capability and Skills to Support EResearch

Margaret Henty provides an Australian perspective on improving the environment in which eResearch is conducted through developing institutional capability and providing appropriate skills training.

April 2008, issue55, feature article

Implementing Ex Libris's PRIMO at the University of East Anglia

Nick Lewis outlines the University of East Anglia's experience of implementing Ex Libris's Primo, a new search and retrieval interface for presenting the library catalogue and institutional databases and e-resources.

April 2008, issue55, feature article

Research Libraries and the Power of the Co-operative

John MacColl considers the 'co-operative imperative' upon research libraries, and describes the work which the former Research Libraries Group is undertaking as part of OCLC.

April 2008, issue55, feature article

SWORD: Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit

Julie Allinson, Sebastien Francois and Stuart Lewis describe the JISC-funded SWORD Project which has produced a lightweight protocol for repository deposit.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

Ancient Cultures Inside Modern Universes

Edgardo Civallero writes on preservation and dissemination of intangible South American indigenous heritage and updating information using Web-based tools.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

RepoMMan: Delivering Private Repository Space for Day-to-day Use

Richard Green and Chris Awre describe work undertaken at the University of Hull to place Web services at the heart of its personalised digital repository provision.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

E-Publication and Open Access in the Arts and Humanities in the UK

Malcolm Heath, Michael Jubb and David Robey review recent UK discussions and evidence about e-publishing and open access, their impact and implications for researchers in the arts and humanities.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

Version Identification: A Growing Problem

Dave Puplett outlines the issues associated with versions in institutional repositories, and discusses the solutions being developed by the Version Identification Framework (VIF) Project.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

The National Centre for Text Mining: A Vision for the Future

Sophia Ananiadou describes NaCTeM and the main scientific challenges it helps to solve together with issues related to deployment, use and uptake of NaCTeM's text mining tools and services.

October 2007, issue53, feature article

DRIVER: Building the Network for Accessing Digital Repositories Across Europe

Martin Feijen, Wolfram Horstmann, Paolo Manghi, Mary Robinson and Rosemary Russell present an outline of the DRIVER Project and its achievements so far in supporting and enhancing digital repository development in Europe.

October 2007, issue53, feature article

The DARE Chronicle: Open Access to Research Results and Teaching Material in the Netherlands

Leo Waaijers reflects on four years of progress and also looks ahead.

October 2007, issue53, feature article

Googlepository and the University Library

Sue Manuel and Charles Oppenheim discuss the concept of Google as a repository within the wider context of resource management and provision in Further and Higher Education.

October 2007, issue53, feature article

DRIVER: Seven Items on a European Agenda for Digital Repositories

Maurits van der Graaf provides results and conclusions from the DRIVER inventory study.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

Access to Scientific Knowledge for Sustainable Development: Options for Developing Countries

Barbara Kirsop, Leslie Chan and Subbiah Arunachalam consider the impact of donor access and open access to research publications on the sustainable development of science in developing countries.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

Repository Thrills and Spills

Sue Manuel and Charles Oppenheim take a look at recent developments in the digital repositories field and present a light-hearted project narrative.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

Institutional Repositories and Their 'Other' Users: Usability Beyond Authors

Dana McKay summarises the literature on the usability of institutional repositories, and points to directions for future work.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

EThOSnet: Building a UK E-Theses Community

Jill Russell outlines progress towards an e-theses service for the UK.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

Capacity Building: Spoken Word at Glasgow Caledonian University

Iain Wallace, Graeme West and David Donald give an account of the origins, nature and establishment of Spoken Word Services at Glasgow Caledonian University.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

ARROW, DART and ARCHER: A Quiver Full of Research Repository and Related Projects

Andrew Treloar and David Groenewegen describe three inter-related projects to support scholarly outputs and the e-research life cycle which have been funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

Hold It, Hold It ... Start Again: The Perils of Project Video Production

It's not like writing a paper. Film production, when the camera points at you, can challenge all sorts of sensitivities. Steve Hitchcock survived the ordeal to tell the story of the Preserv Project video.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

A Dublin Core Application Profile for Scholarly Works

Julie Allinson, Pete Johnston and Andy Powell describe a Dublin Core application profile for describing scholarly works that makes use of FRBR and the DCMI Abstract Model.

January 2007, issue50, feature article

Creative Commons Licences in Higher and Further Education: Do We Care?

Naomi Korn and Charles Oppenheim discuss the history and merits of using Creative Commons licences while questioning whether these licences are indeed a panacea.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

From Nought to a Thousand: The HUSCAP Project

Masako Suziki and Shigeki Sugita describe Hokkaido University's efforts to populate its institutional repository with journal articles.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

Considering a Marketing and Communications Approach for an Institutional Repository

Heleen Gierveld proposes a market-oriented approach to increase the rate of deposit to an institutional repository.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

Wiki Or Won't He? A Tale of Public Sector Wikis

Marieke Guy revisits a topic receiving considerable attention these days and reflects on wiki use by public organisations.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

Stargate: Exploring Static Repositories for Small Publishers

R. John Robertson introduces a project examining the potential benefits of OAI-PMH Static Repositories as a means of enabling small publishers to participate more fully in the information environment.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

The (Digital) Library Environment: Ten Years After

Lorcan Dempsey considers how the digital library environment has changed in the ten years since Ariadne was first published.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

Delivering Open Access: From Promise to Practice

Derek Law predicts how the open access agenda will develop over the next ten years.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

Online Repositories for Learning Materials: The User Perspective

Amber Thomas and Andrew Rothery explore how online repositories are being used to store and share e-learning content, and show how taking the user perspective might challenge the emerging approaches to repository development.

October 2005, issue45, feature article

A Recipe for Cream of Science: Special Content Recruitment for Dutch Institutional Repositories

Martin Feijen and Annemiek van der Kuil describe the Cream of Science Project, part of the DARE Programme, which generated a Web site offering open access to almost 25,000 publications by 207 prominent scholars across the Netherlands.

October 2005, issue45, feature article

DARE Project Chronology

To accompany their main article, Martin Feijen and Annemiek van der Kuil provide a chronological overview of the DARE project.

October 2005, issue45, feature article

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