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.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Scitalks: Smart people on cool topics

Scitalks is a new database of video lectures for the scientific community, searchable by keyword and by genre such as "medicine" and "biochemistry."

Ranging from videos of Dr. William Blackstock and Robert Weinberg speaking on issues in cancer research and treatment, to a clip of the actor Michael J. Fox--who has Parkinson's--discussing stem cell research, this resource is varied and may be interesting to a broad range of scientific specialists as well as to members of the larger community.

Open Medicine Blogs

Peter Suber's Open Access News

This blog was created for Heather Morrison's Open Access Course taught through the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) program at the University of British Columbia. Check out the SLAIS Open Access Course Blog for more information.