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This page provides an overview of 230 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': 230 (13.2% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'open access' across all Ariadne articles: 1092
  • 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': 546.7 (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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What Do Application Profiles Reveal about the Learning Object Metadata Standard?

Jean Godby assesses the customised subsets of metadata elements that have been defined by 35 projects using the LOM standard to describe e-learning resources.

October 2004, issue41, feature article

How the Use of Standards Is Transforming Australian Digital Libraries

Debbie Campbell explains how the exploitation of recent standards has allowed the National Library of Australia to digitise its collections and host federated search services and provide an improved service.

October 2004, issue41, feature article

ECDL 2004: A Digital Librarian's Report

Jessie Hey reports on the 8th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries held at the University of Bath in September 2004.

October 2004, issue41, event report

Editorial Introduction to Issue 42: Less Could Mean More

Richard Waller provides an editorial introduction to Ariadne issue 42.

January 2005, issue42, editorial

The National Centre for Text Mining: Aims and Objectives

Sophia Ananiadou, Julia Chruszcz, John Keane, John McNaught and Paul Watry describe NaCTeM's plans to provide text mining services for UK academics.

January 2005, issue42, feature article

Fast-Forward on the Green Road to Open Access: The Case Against Mixing Up Green and Gold

Stevan Harnad provides a summary of his critique of Jean-Claude Guédon's views on the green and gold roads to Open Access.

January 2005, issue42, feature article

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

January 2005, issue42, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 43: When Technology Alone Is Not Enough

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 43.

April 2005, issue43, editorial

Trust in Global Virtual Teams

Niki Panteli identifies ways of developing trust within global virtual teams.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

Supporting Digital Preservation and Asset Management in Institutions

Leona Carpenter describes a JISC development programme tackling the organisational and technical challenges facing Higher and Further Education in the UK.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

E-Archiving: An Overview of Some Repository Management Software Tools

Marion Prudlo discusses LOCKSS, EPrints, and DSpace in terms of who uses them, their cost, underlying technology, the required know-how, and functionalities.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

United Kingdom Serials Group Conference 2005

Sarah Pearson reports on the annual 3-day UK Serials Group (UKSG) conference recently held at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

April 2005, issue43, event report

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2005, issue43, news and events

Book Review: Building an Electronic Resource Collection

Sarah Pearson considers whether the 2nd edition of this practical guide for building an electronic resource collection can satisfy the needs of both new and experienced practitioners.

April 2005, issue43, review

Virtual Research Environments: Overview and Activity

Michael Fraser provides an overview of the virtual research environment (VRE) and introduces three JISC-funded projects in which Oxford University is participating.

July 2005, issue44, feature article

Supporting Local Data Users in the UK Academic Community

Luis Martinez and Stuart Macdonald discuss the differing areas of expertise within the UK data libraries with particular reference to their relationship with National Data Centres, the role of the Data Information Specialists Committee - UK (DISC-UK) and other information specialists.

July 2005, issue44, feature article

Integration and Impact: The JISC Annual Conference

Marieke Guy has collated reports on sessions from the JISC Annual Conference held in Birmingham.

July 2005, issue44, event report

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

July 2005, issue44, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 45: Smaller Might Be Beautiful

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 45.

October 2005, issue45, editorial

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

DAEDALUS: Delivering the Glasgow EPrints Service

Morag Greig and William Nixon describe the key aims and findings of the DAEDALUS Project and the Glasgow ePrints Service.

October 2005, issue45, feature article

Repositories, Copyright and Creative Commons for Scholarly Communication

Esther Hoorn considers ways librarians can support scholars in managing the demands of copyright so as to respond to the needs of scholarly communication.

October 2005, issue45, feature article

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2005, issue45, news and events

Book Review: Cataloging and Organizing Digital Resources

Sarah Higgins learns how to incorporate online resources into a library catalogue using AACR2 and MARC, but wonders why the wider issue of organising and describing a full range of digital resources is not addressed.

October 2005, issue45, review

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

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

JISC and SURF International Workshop on Electronic Theses

Neil Jacobs reports on a JISC-SURF-CURL-sponsored event at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, over 19-20 January 2006.

February 2006, issue46, event report

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

February 2006, issue46, news and events

Book Review: E-metrics for Library and Information Professionals

Elizabeth McHugh learns about the importance of locally produced e-metrics and how they could be produced using available technologies.

February 2006, issue46, review

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 Rustle of Digital Curation: The JISC Annual Conference

Julie Allinson, Marieke Guy and Maureen Pennock find themselves contemplating e-frameworks, digital curation and repositories at the JISC Annual Conference.

April 2006, issue47, event report

Digital Policy Management Workshop

Neil Beagrie and Mark Bide report on a one-day invitational workshop on Digital Policy Management sponsored by The British Library, JISC and UKOLN under the aegis of the British Library/JISC Partnership, held in the British Library Conference Centre on 24 April 2006.

April 2006, issue47, event report

The Second Digital Repositories Programme Meeting

Julie Allinson and Mahendra Mahey report on a 2-day JISC Digital Repositories Meeting focusing on project clusters working together and other related issues held by JISC in Warwick, UK over 27-28 March 2006.

April 2006, issue47, event report

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2006, issue47, news and events

Book Review: The Institutional Repository

Sally Rumsey recommends a new book about institutional repositories.

April 2006, issue47, review

C21st Curation Spring 2006 Public Lecture Series

Neil Beagrie and Helen Forde report on the public lecture series 'C21st Curation: access and service delivery' held at University College London over April and May 2006.

July 2006, issue48, event report

JISC/CNI Conference, York 2006

Najla Semple and Robin Rice were at the JISC / CNI conference 'Envisioning future challenges in networked information'.

July 2006, issue48, event report

CRIS2006: Enabling Interaction and Quality: Beyond the Hanseatic League

Derek Sergeant and Jessie Hey report on this 3-day conference in Bergen, Norway, 11-13 May 2006.

July 2006, issue48, event report

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