Open Access in Canada - Overview and Update

An overview of open access around the world, and in Canada in particular. There are more than 100 fully open access, peer reviewed journals published in Canada, and more than 2 have been added to DOAJ each month so far in 2009. Presents examples of the journals. Research funding agency open access policies are discussed, and university perspectives on OA. Early announcement of a new OA policy by and for University of Calgary library faculty is featured. The unique perspective of the health sector on OA is discussed.
Presented at the 2009 British Columbia Library Association Conference: Be Curious: Think, Share, Discover, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, April 17, 2009
Library & Information Science