Open Access (OA) Week (October 24 – 30) is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of OA, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to inspire wider participation in making OA a new norm in scholarship and research.
OA to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.
This year’s theme is “Open For Climate Justice.”
OA Resources from University of Houston Libraries
This guide provides information about the importance and benefits of OA, where to publish OA, and a glossary.
Cougar ROAR (Research Open Access Repositories)
Cougar ROAR is the home of UH digital repositories. ROAR provides safe, long-term storage for data and scholarship produced by the UH community and makes these materials widely available to researchers around the world. All UH faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to boost the reach and impact of their work by depositing it in the UH digital repositories. For questions or feedback, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Educational Resources
Open educational resources (OER) are teaching and learning resources in the public domain or that have been licensed in such a way that anyone can freely use and re-purpose them. The OER and Alternative Textbook Handbook provides an introduction to open education with activities for getting started with OER. To request an individual consultation or a customized presentation or workshop, contact email@example.com.