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Intellectual Freedom

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What is Open Access?

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Open Access is free, unrestricted online access to scholarly peer-reviewed publications. In general, a work can be made open access via two methods:

Open Access Explained

Animation by Jorge Cham
Narration by Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen
Transcription by Noel Dilworth
Produced in partnership with the Right to Research Coalition, the Scholarly Publishing and Resources Coalition and the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students

Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen, of PHD TV, explain the world of open access publishing. Published on Oct 25, 2012
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Open Access at Wayne State University

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