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Open Access: Groups and Organizations


Open Access Button
Instantly find and request research articles and data with the Open Access Button. Legally crushing paywalls since 2013.
 

Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)
Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)

COAR is an international association with over 100 members and partners from around the world representing libraries, universities, research institutions, government funders and others. COAR brings together the repository community and major repository networks in order build capacity, align policies and practices, and act as a global voice for the repository community.

 

Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)

Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
JISC is an organization in the United Kingdom working towards global open access in partnership with information professionals and researchers.
 


Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)
Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)

The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) is a trade association that was established in 2008 in order to represent the interests of Open Access (OA) publishers globally in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines. This mission will be carried out through exchanging information, setting standards, advancing models, advocacy, education, and the promotion of innovation. Every year OASPA holds a conference which brings together policy makers, funders, library information specialists and key figures in the open access publishing community. 
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OpenLibrary.org
Our goal is to provide a page on the web for every book ever published. At its heart, Open Library is a catalog. The project began in November 2007 and has been inhaling catalog records from some of the biggest libraries in the world ever since. We have well over 20 million edition records online, provide access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books, and link to external sources like WorldCat and Amazon when we can. The secondary goal is to get you as close to the actual document you're looking for as we can, whether that is a scanned version courtesy of the Internet Archive, or a link to Powell's where you can purchase your own copy.

MDPI

 

 

 

MDPI

MDPI publishes over 200 international, peer-reviewed, open access journals. Copley Library participates in MDPI's Institutional Open Access Program, which provides a 10% APC discount to authors from USD. 

 


Creative Commons

Creative Commons
Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world. Creative Commons provides free, easy-to-use copyright licenses to make a simple and standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work–on conditions of your choice.



Public Library of Science (PLOS)
Public Library of Science (PLOS)

PLOS was founded in 2001 as a nonprofit Open Access publisher, innovator and advocacy organization with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

 

SPARC member
 

Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
USD is a proud member of SPARC, a global coalition committed to making Open the default for research and education. SPARC empowers people to solve big problems and make new discoveries through the adoption of policies and practices that advance Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education. A coalition within SPARC is COAPI, the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions. COAPI brings together representatives from North American universities with established faculty open access policies and those in the process of developing such policies. Find out more about COAPI at https://sparcopen.org/coapi