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 […]

Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot

September 2020 Last month, the Osgoode Digital Commons received 48,794 full-text downloads and 5 new submissions, bringing the total works in the repository to 17,999. Osgoode Hall Law School of York University scholarship was read by 1,990 institutions across 180 countries. The most popular papers were: What is Access to Justice? (751 downloads) The Restatement […]

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 […]

Lexis Advance Quicklaw training

Join Lexis Nexis trainer Cathy Hayhow this Wednesday, October 21 from 1 PM to 2PM for a Lexis Advance Quicklaw webinar for Osgoode upper year and graduate students.  Joining instructions are below: Prior to the meeting, if you wish to test your connection to our WebEx Training Centre, please access: Webex Test Instructions: Join the […]

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 […]

Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot

August 2020 Last month, the Osgoode Digital Commons received 41,293 full-text downloads and 29 new submissions, bringing the total works in the repository to 17,990. Osgoode Hall Law School of York University scholarship was read by 1,601 institutions across 177 countries. The most popular papers were: The Role of Law in Social Change (255 downloads) […]

Welcome Back!

It’s orientation week for the Class of 2023, welcome to the Osgoode Hall Law School Library! The library space is currently closed but we have loads of resources to support you throughout your studies. All library electronic resources continue to be accessible to support teaching and learning in this new environment. The Osgoode Library has […]

Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot

July 2020 Last month, the Osgoode Digital Commons received 47,403 full-text downloads and 51 new submissions, bringing the total works in the repository to 17,960. Osgoode Hall Law School of York University scholarship was read by 1,599 institutions across 172 countries. The most popular papers were: Indigenous Sovereignty and the Legality of Crown Sovereignty: An […]