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Open Access: What is Open Access?

A Guide to Open Access. What is it ? Why is it important ?

Brief Videos About Open Access

Click on video to watch larger screen via YouTube.

Dr Sijbolt Noorda, (Chairman of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), Paul Doop (Vice president of The Board University of Amsterdam and University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam ), Huib de Jong (Member of The Board, University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht), Martin Bossenbroek (Director, National Library of the Netherlands) and various other administrators, university professors, and university deans give their view on Open Access in a short film commissioned by SURF.

Open Access 101, from SPARC by Karen Rustad.

What is Open Access?

Common Misconceptions About OA Policies

SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalitionaddresses FAQ from institutions considering adopting an Open Access Policy.