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Open Access Resources

The following are links to selected free and 'Open Access' Agriculture web sites, resources, publications, and more:     Videos

'Open Access' Organizations

  • OpenStax Connexions - A virtual environment for collaboratively developing, freely sharing, and rapidly publishing scholarly content on the Web.
  • Creative Commons - Helping people to share knowledge, research, and educational materials with others around the world.
  • Electronic Information For Libraries (EIFL) - A global network of national library consortia advocating open access to knowledge for education & research purposes.
  • Open Content Alliance - A collaborative effort of public & private sector organizations to build a permanent archive of multilingual digitized text and multimedia material.
  • OpenLibrary.Org - A non-profit open project gathering and providing open access to millions of records about books and the books themselves.
  • Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) - Supporting new communication models that expand the dissemination of scholarly research and reduce financial pressures on libraries.
* Also check out the resources available from the National Archives and the Library of Congress.

"By open access, we mean its immediate, free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software or use them for any other lawful purpose…”   -  See The Budapest Open Access Initiative

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