Open Access

Information on the open access movement, events, initiatives, and legal resources

Selected Bibliography on Open Access

DEFINITIONS, DECLARATIONS, STATEMENTS One of the many foundational documents in the Open Access movement that defines open access in research and outlines the principles on which it is founded. Berlin Declaration. https://openaccess.mpg.de/Berlin-Declaration The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities and is foundational to the open access movement. It promotes […]

Law Journals on Open Access

The Osgoode Library continues to commemorate Open Access Week. Today's blog post looks at the the growth of law journals that are available through open access.  In 2019, Sharona Brookman, Osgoode Library Reference Librarian compiled a list of Canadian law journals in “Open Access to Canadian legal journals expanding”. Law journals available on open access continue to grow.This development is very helpful to researchers […]

Open Access @ Osgoode

The Osgoode Hall Law School has been providing open access to most of Osgoode’s research and scholarship since Osgoode Digital Commons (ODC) was launched by our the Osgoode Hall Law School Library in February 2014. With 18,000 archived academic papers, commissioned reports, case commentaries, theses, book reviews, photographs, videos, podcasts, recordings of special lectures and […]

Open Access and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an unprecedented motivation for researchers and academics to share knowledge widely, not just among scientists but across all academic fields. An increasing number of organisations are moving towards an Open Access model for disseminating information in response to COVID-19, but more challenges and opportunities lie ahead. The Rise of Pre-prints […]

5 Things You Need to Know About Open Access

Open Access Week 2020 (October 19 –23), is being commemorated globally with different events. This year’s theme is “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.” The Osgoode Digital Commons Team as part of the events will be posting a series of open access themed blogs throughout this week. The first blog post features and highlights “5 things you need to know […]

The Ultimate Open Access Quiz

Open Access week is here again! The theme for this year's celebration is "Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge". To mark Open Access week, the Law Library put together the ultimate open access quiz for anyone interested in testing their knowledge on this form of publishing and sharing. If you are up for the […]

Open access to Canadian legal journals expanding

Open access to Canadian legal journals is constantly expanding. There’s no complete list of open source Canadian legal journals. The following list is culled from various sources: Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research (University of Winnipeg, Centre for Interdisciplinary Justice Studies) Canadian Bar Review (Canadian Bar Association) Canadian Competition Law Review (Canadian Bar Association) Canadian […]

8 Things You Need To Know About Open Access

Open Access Week 2018 is here! The international celebration of open access (OA) will run from October 22nd-28th. This year’s theme is “designing equitable foundations for open access”. What does this theme mean? To me, it means spreading the word far and wide on some core OA concepts, which will hopefully translate into inspiration and […]

Libraries Celebrate Open Access Week with screening of "The Internet’s Own Boy"

York University Libraries will celebrate International Open Access Week from Oct. 20 to 26. Open Access Week is a global campaign that promotes open access as an ideal for the dissemination of scholarship and research. On Oct. 24, to reflect this year’s theme “Generation Open,” the libraries will host a movie screening and talk by Carys Craig, […]