- Scholarly Communications Services
- Advisory Subcommittee on Scholarly Communications
- Open Access
- Copyright & Intellectual Property
- Scholarly Communications News (subscribe )
- Related Publications
Scholarly Communications Services
- Forging New Directions (poster)
- Promotional Kit (brochure, Q & A, etc.)
- QSpace Digital Repository:
- Electronic Theses & Dissertations @ Queen's (via QSpace) Electronic Thesis Service:
OJS @ Queen's University Online Journal Publishing:
Statistical Data: Ontario Data Documentation, Extraction Service and Infrastructure Initiative: ODESI
QShare Web File Sharing:
- Queen's Library also supports the following open access initiatives:
Advisory Subcommittee on Scholarly Communications
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.
Open Access Week @ Queen's
What is open access?
- A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access by Peter Suber
- Compact for OA Publishing (COPE)
- COAR, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories
- Digital Scholarship
- Disciplinary Repositories
- Open Access Directory
- Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook (OASIS)
- The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association
- Open Data Commons
- Open Knowledge Foundation
- Open Access in Canada
- Canadian Library Association
- CIHR Policy on Access to Research Outputs
- Create Change Canada
- Greater Reach for Your Research: Resources for Authors. CARL-SPARC toolkit encourages authors to maximize research through digital repositories
- Canadian Cancer Society. Research Institute. Open Access Policy
- Open Access Law Canada
- Public Knowledge Project
- Synergies : Canada's SSH Research Infrastructure
- Campus Open Access Policies
- List of universities with open access policies
- Recommended reading/viewing
- Be openly accessible or be obscure. James Till's blog in support of open access. Dr. Till is the Canadian scientist nomination for the 2009 Nobel prize in Medicine.
- The Case for Interoperability for Open Access Repositories. Confederation of Open Access Repositories, Working Group 2.
- Comprehensive Brief on Open Access to Publications and Research Data for the Federal Granting Agencies. Commissioned by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
- The effect of open access and downloads ('hits') on citation impact: a bibliography of studies. Open Citation Project. An ongoing bibliography begun in 2005 and maintained by Steven Hitchcock, University of Southampton, School of Electronics and Computer Science
- Open Access News. Peter Subers's daily news blog from the open access movement
- Open Access and Evolving Scholarly Communication: an overview of library advocacy and commitment, insitutional repositories, and publishing in Canada. Heather Morrison and Andrew Waller
- SPARC Readings in Open Access. SPARC
- Think Outside the Book. Michael Bérubé (CAUT Bulletin, Vol 57 | No 8 | October 2010)
- University Supports for Open Access: A Canadian National Survey. Devon Greyson, Kumiko Vézina, Heather Morrison, Donald Taylor, Charlyn Black (Canadian Journal of Higher Education, Volume 39, No. 3, 2009, pages 1-32)
The Internet has brought unparalleled opportunities for expanding the availability of research by bringing down economic and physical barriers to sharing. To take advantage of these opportunities and to further their mission of creating, preserving, and disseminating knowledge, many academic institutions are taking steps to capture the benefits of Open Access by building digital repositories to distribute faculty scholarly articles and other research outputs. [Read more]
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.".
(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
Scholarly Communications News
- Mar 19 2012 - 8:27am
- Sep 19 2011 - 11:22am
Current Models of Digital Scholarly Communication: Results of an Investigation Conducted by Ithaka Strategic Services for the Association of Research Libraries, by Nancy L. Maron and K. Kirby Smith (Association of Research Libraries, Nov. 2008)
The Current State of Open Access Repository Interoperability (2012) (Report by the Confederation of Open Access Repositories, October 2012)
A Review of Emerging Models in Canadian Academic Publishing, by Kathleen Shearer (Report commissioned by the University of British Columbia, March 2010)
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog by Charles W. Bailey, Jr. (2001-present): This weblog presents current articles, books, e-prints, and technical reports that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Currently updated monthly.
Stewardship of Research Data in Canada: A Gap Analysis, a report from Canada's Research Data Strategy Working Group, October 2008
Trends in Scholarly Communication and Knowledge Dissemination in the Age of Online Social Media: Survey Results Highlights, by Anatoliy Gruzd, Melissa Goertzen, Philip Mai (Social Media Lab, Dalhousie University, November 2011). This report is part of the Social Media Lab continuing efforts to examine how Online Social Media and Online Social Networks are Changing the Ways Scholars Disseminate Knowledge and Information.
Last Updated: 20 June 2014