Heather Morrison's Materials

Morrison, Heather (2006) The dramatic growth of open access : implications and opportunities for resource sharing. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve 16(3).

Morrison, Heather and Waller, Andrew (2004) Open access : basics and benefits. In Letter of the LAA(144) pp. 17-18, Library Association of Alberta (Canada).

Morrison, Heather (2005) Open access : policy and advocacy . Delivered at CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI4), Geneva (Switzerland). Presentation.

Colenbrander, Hilde and Morrison, Heather and Waller, Andrew (2005) Opening Access to Scholarly Research. Delivered at British Columbia Library Association, Burnaby, British Columbia (Canada). Presentation.

Morrison, Heather (2006) Open Peer Review & Collaboration. Delivered at Drexel CoAs Talks, Philadelphia and Vancouver. Presentation.

Creative Globalization

Dramatic Growth

Charles Bailey writes the authoritative bibliography and webliography on
open access:
OA Bibliography
OA Webliography

"It may be worth noting that open access is a very well-defined area, with
clear definitions and policy developments underway, whereas open source
science is a concept that potentially includes a great deal more elements,
and is not well defined at present, at least as far as I know. The open
access movement focuses on the scholarly, peer-reviewed journal literature,
whether published as open access or published in subscription-based journals
and self-archived by authors for open access.

Open source science, as I use the phrase, means anything from open data
(which can be open for viewing, or for re-use), research blogging, to open

When looking at criticism of open access, it is important to be aware that
most of the "criticism" is coming from people who are making profits in the
subscription-based model. This is not an objective scholarly discussion.

Some recommended works:

Jean-Claude Guedon is one of the earliest leaders of the open access
movement, and has written some of the more profound works on scholarly
communications - here is one of his articles in E-LIS:

Have you read John Willinsky's The Access Principle at:

It is very much worthwhile reading the Budapest, Berlin, and Bethesda
statements - they include a lot of the philosophical underpinnings and
background." August 21, 2006