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Scholarly Communication: Open Access

Defining Open Access

Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.

- Peter Suber, Director, Harvard Open Access Project

For more information

For more information about OA or to schedule a presentation on OA for your class, department or division, please contact Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Scholarly Communications Librarian & Associate Professor (556-3010;  

PhD Comics: What is Open Access?

OA Overview

Key Readings:

Overview of Open Access, Peter Suber



This guide was created by Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Scholarly Communications Librarian at Illinois Wesleyan University.

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