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Monday, July 21, 2008

OAD launches the Bibliography of open access

The Open Access Directory (OAD) is very pleased to announce the Bibliography of open access.

The bibliography is based on Charles Bailey's definitive Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals (ARL, 2005).  We are very grateful to Charles and the ARL for their willingness to move the bibliography to OAD for community updating and revision.  Here's how Charles described the launch on his blog this morning:

...With my permission and the agreement of ARL, most of the Open Access Bibliography has been converted to the MediaWiki format to form the basis of the Bibliography of Open Access. The new bibliography will be authored by registered Open Access Directory users, who can add or edit references. It is under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

The initial version of new bibliography has live links; however, they were last updated in August 2004, when the text of the Open Access Bibliography was frozen for print publication preparation. These links can now be updated by registered users.

The Open Access Bibliography, which contains textual sections not found in the Bibliography of Open Access, remains freely available in HTML and PDF formats at Digital Scholarship and as a printed book....

The OAD bibliography couldn't have a better foundation for future development.  It includes all the citations in Charles' original work and omits only his Preface, Acknowledgements, and introductory essay, Key Open Access Concepts.

Remember that OAD is a wiki.  We appreciate your help in keeping its lists comprehensive, accurate, and up to date.