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eBooks on Open Access

Open Access
by Peter Suber. MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series The MIT Press, USA, 2012, ISBN: 9780262517638.

About the Book
The Internet lets us share perfect copies of our work with a worldwide audience at virtually no cost. We take advantage of this revolutionary opportunity when we make our work "open access": digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Open access is made possible by the Internet and copyright-holder consent, and many authors, musicians, filmmakers, and other creators who depend on royalties are understandably unwilling to give their consent. But for 350 years, scholars have written peer-reviewed journal articles for impact, not for money, and are free to consent to open access without losing revenue. In this concise introduction, Peter Suber tells us what open access is and isn't, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold. Distilling a decade of Suber's influential writing and thinking about open access, this is the indispensable book on the subject for researchers, librarians, administrators, funders, publishers, and policy makers.

Table of Contents
1 What Is Open Access?
2 Motivation
3 Varieties
4 Policies
5 Scope
6 Copyright
7 Economics
8 Casualties
9 Future
10 Self-Help

Open Access – Opportunities and Challenges: A Handbook

by the European Commission and the German Commission for UNESCO, 2008, ISBN: 9789279066658.

About the Book
The handbook aims to provide information about the opportunities and challenges offered by Open Access, and to present a wide array of issues and positions under debate. The English version of the handbook is a translation of the handbook in German, published by the German Commission for UNESCO in 2007.

Table of Contents
Introduction: Quo vadis, Knowledge Society?
Chapter 1: Definition and Origin of Open Access
Chapter 2: An Introduction to Three Publication Models
Chapter 3: Implementing Open Access Models
Chapter 4: Political Perspectives
Chapter 5: International Context

Science Dissemination using Open Access: A compendium of selected literature on Open Access
edited by Enrique Canessa and Marco Zennaro, ICTP - The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy, 2008. ISBN: 9295003403.

About the Book
Open Access means aims to remove restrictions that exist on the access to articles and knowledge to the world-wide scholarly community, in particular to those in developing countries. Scientists in these countries still have difficulty in publishing their work due to the lack of access to the network, to their institutional economic difficulties or to the lack of awareness of available Open Access solutions. The visibility, usage and impact of researchers' own findings can increase with Open Access, as does their power to find, access and use the work of others. This book aims to guide the scientific community on the requirements of Open Access, and the plethora of low-cost solutions available. A compendium of selected literature on Open Access is presented to increase the awareness of the potential of open publishing in general. The book also aims to encourage decision makers in academia and research centers to adopt institutional and regional Open Access Journals and Archives to make their own scientific results public and fully searchable on the Internet.

Table of Contents
Part 1: Selected Literature
Part 2: Software
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