The Bethesda Statement on Open Access and the Berlin Declaration on Open Access in the Sciences and Humanities define Open Access as : materials for which the copyright holder must consent in advance to let users "copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship....
|Creator||Unidentified, European, n.d., (Artist)|
|Title||Eye of a Lady|
|Material||watercolor on ivory|
|Measurements||sight 7/8 x 1 in. (2.1 x 2.4 cm.) oval|
|Repository||Smithsonian American Art Museum
Washington, DC, USA
Gift of John Gellatly
|Collection||The Image Gallery
Formerly in The AMICO Library
|Source||Data From: Smithsonian American Art Museum|
|Rights||This image was provided by Smithsonian American Art Museum. Contact information: Riche Sorensen, Rights and Reproductions Assistant, Smithsonian American Art Museum, P.O. Box 37012 MRC 970, Washington, DC 20013-7012, (202) 275-1569 (ph), (202) 275-1711 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This guide is designed to help the DeSales University community find and use information about openly accessible scholarly information.
Open Access Overview - Peter Suber's very succinct paper is a a great starting point for anyone who wants to participate in an informed debate on the challenges of open access in the world of scholarship
Beneﬁts of Open Access
Open Access, as deﬁned in the Berlin Declaration, means unrestricted, online access to peer-reviewed, scholarly research papers for reading and productive re-use, not impeded by any financial, organizational, legal or technical barriers. Ideally, the only restriction on use is an obligation to attribute the work to the author.
Open Access improves the pace, efﬁciency and efﬁcacy of research, and heightens the authors’ visibility, and thus the potential impact of their work. It removes structural and geographical barriers that hinder the free circulation of knowledge and therefore contributes to increased collaboration, ultimately strengthening scientific excellence and capacity building.
Open Access enables re-use and computational analysis of published material, sparks innovation and facilitates interdisciplinary research, as well as scholarly exchange on a global scale.
Full access to research results strengthens the dissemination, testing and uptake of scientiﬁc breakthroughs, not only for the benefit of the research community but also for the economy and society as a whole.