This page contains training and educational materials on open access topics for library employees.
These are materials developed by the "Strategic Action Item 2.2 Team" to build the expertise of USask library employees in this area. We welcome their reuse by others outside of our library as well!
Resources for Library Employees
Many of the materials listed below were developed by the Strategy 2.2 Team for the OA Roadshow series of training events held in late 2017.
Who to refer questions to...
If a patron asks you a question about open access, or scholarly communication in general, that you cannot answer then please refer them to the liaison librarian responsible for that area. Liaison librarians can then consult with DeDe Dawson if needed.
Gold OA is publishing in an OA journal (or hybrid journal) and the article is immediately available OA. Sometimes there can be an article processing charge (APC) for this.
Green OA is publishing in a conventional journal and then self-archiving a copy in an open online repository. Often there can be an embargo on the article, so it is not immediately available OA.
“Position the library as the definitive source of expertise and advocacy for open access on campus”