What is Open Access?

Peter Suber's A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access is a good starting point for investigating open access and open access publishing. For the sake of this blog, open access refers to the freely available full text content of scholarly ophthalmology, dermatology and cancer-related research articles found in open access journals, archives and databases. The gold road category of open access refers to non-embargoed content, or content which is immediately freely available at the time of publication (current journal issues). Embargoed content is usually freely available after a time delay of 1-12 months.


Use the topics / labels on the right-hand column to collocate resources with similar characteristics.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Who's Using DSpace?

"DSpace is an open-source digital archiving system designed by MIT Libraries and Hewlett Packard to capture, manage and share research in digital formats."

"Over 200 academic institutions and cultural organizations worldwide have adopted DSpace -- as an institutional repository, for learning materials, for records management and more."

"DSpace is freely available so you can customize and extend it to suit your needs. We invite you to join the DSpace Community."

(From: http://www.dspace.org/).

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