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University of Nairobi Open Access Policy

The Open Access policy will provide our scholars the opportunity and platform to promote their academic work by enhancing access to research outputs. Further, the policy will enhance the visibility and impact of our research output and archiving of our scholarly materials.

Potential Effect of Making Journals Free After a Six Month Embargo: A Report for the Association of Learned, Professional and Society Publishers (ALPSP) and The Publishers Association

This report documents the results of a survey carried out to obtain a significant body of information on how the acquisitions policies of libraries might be affected by an across-theboard mandate to make journals articles free of charge six months after publication.

JISC Collections Open Access Fees Project: Final Report Submitted to OAIG September 2011

Between 2009 and 2011, JISC Collections has undertaken three separate, yet linked, projects relating to the emergence of gold open access as an alternative business model for scholarly journals.

Open Access Business Models for Research Funders and Universities

This study covers the types of business model used for open access to publicly-funded research content. Various organizational structures developed to offer open access to publicly-funded research content are examined from the perspective of publicly-fu

A Study of Four Textbook Distribution Models

In preparation for campus-wide e-text adoption, Daytona State College completed a two-year comparative study of four textbook distribution models: print purchase, print rental, e-text rental, and e-text rental with e-reader device.

#Open Textbook tweet: Driving the Awareness and Adoption of Open Textbooks

This collection of tweets seeks to answer key questions for those who might support open textbooks, and the future of the open textbook movement.

First Results of the SOAP Project. Open Access Publishing in 2010

The SOAP (Study of Open Access Publishing) project has compiled data on the present offer for open access publishing in online peer-reviewed journals. Starting from the Directory of Open Access Journals, several sources of data are considered, including i

Open Access Advocacy: Think Globally, Act Locally

Authors of this article describe how global advocacy affected their local, institutional open access activities that resulted in a library faculty open access resolution at University of Northern Colo-rado Libraries

A Cover to Cover Solution: How Open Textbooks are the Path to Textbook Affordability

The Student PIRGs conducted this study to evaluate the long-term potential of new lower-cost options for college textbooks which include cost-reducing options for traditional text books, such as e-Books, e-Readers, rentals and alternative publishing model