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This LibGuide is a Work in Progress! Please feel free to share any Open Education Resources you are using or have found interesting or useful and they will be added to this resource! 

Email suggested OER sites, editions, and links, if available, to Vludwig@wne.edu

What is OER?

Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder.

Peter Suber "Open Access Overview." Available at Open Access Overview, Earlham College.

"An old tradition and a new technology have converged to make possible an unprecedented public good. The old tradition is the willingness of scientists and scholars to publish the fruits of their research in scholarly journals without payment, for the sake of inquiry and knowledge. The new technology is the internet. The public good they make possible is the world-wide electronic distribution of the peer-reviewed journal literature and completely free and unrestricted access to it by all scientists, scholars, teachers, students, and other curious minds. Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge."

Budapest Open Access Initiative

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