OASIS aims to provide an authoritative ‘sourcebook’ on Open Access, covering the concept, principles, advantages, approaches and means to achieving it. The site highlights developments and initiatives from around the world, with links to diverse additional resources and case studies. As such, it is a community-building as much as a resource-building exercise. Users are encouraged to share and download the resources provided, and to modify and customize them for local use....
A brief [video] introduction to OASIS is available here.
OASIS should help every kind of OA outreach and educational effort find the most effective material and avoid reinventing the wheel. Use it as is, improve it, help it grow, and spread the word. Kudos to Alma and Leslie for bringing this useful idea from drawing board to launch. (Disclosure: I'm on the OASIS steering committee and co-founder with Robin Peek of one of the OASIS partner resources, the Open Access Directory.)
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.