Scholarly Communication

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Scholarly Communication

Open Access

What is Open Access?

Open Access (OA) is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles combined with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. - Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)

For more information about OA, please see the library web page on Open Access.

If you have any questions about OA at McMaster, please contact the Office of Scholarly Communication.

 

Open Educational Resources

What are Open Educational Resources?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that are free of cost and access barriers, and which also carry legal permission for open use. Generally, this permission is granted by use of an open license (for example, Creative Commons licenses) which allows anyone to freely use, adapt and share the resource—anytime, anywhere. - Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)

For more information about OER, please see the Open Educational Resources (OER) LibGuide.

If you have any questions about OER at McMaster, please contact Joanne Kehoe or Olga Perkovic, Co-Chairs of the OER Committee (2018-) and the OER Working Group (2017-2018).

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