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Open Access

Queen’s University Library is committed to the principles of Open Access (OA) to all research results and educational resources. In addition to the many resources purchased for use by Queen's faculty, students and staff, the Library includes OA resources in its collection and believes in the importance of promoting modes of scholarly communication that enable people to share knowledge as broadly as possible. 

What is open access?

Copyright & Intellectual Property

Queen's Copyright Advisory Office - maintains a comphensive web site on matters pertaining to the relationship between copyright, access to knowledge and learning, teaching, research and scholarly communications.

  • A Canadian Copyright Glossary
    (Laura J. Murray)
    A useful informative glossary of key terms, organizations and legal cases related to Canadian copyright. The glossary is part of Dr. Murray's web site faircopyright.ca, a resource and advocacy tool with a focus on educational issues in copyright, started "in summer 2003, because so few copyright resources were available in Canada for nonlawyers.".

  • Copyright Law
    (Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, U. of Ottawa)
    A very clear description of Canadian copyright law including the differences between the Canadian "fair dealing" and the American "fair use" provisions.

  • Copyright49 - a blog dealing with copyright issues north and south of the 49th parallel

  • Creative Commons Canada - alternatives for licensing your work

  • Panton Principles - Principles for Open Data in Science

  • Science Commons - protocol for implementing open access data

  • SHERPA/RoMEO - searchable database of publisher copyright policies & self-archiving

  • SPARC Canadian Author's Addendum: to secure your rights as the author of a journal article

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Last Updated: 18 February 2015