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Open Educational Resources: Getting Started

An introduction to open access and open educational resources (OERs) at Syracuse University and beyond.

This guide is for those interested in an introduction to open-access and open educational resources and seek an overview.

Why is Open Access Important?

Open Access (OA) is "online, digital literature that is free of cost and most copyright restrictions." (Suber). It focuses on accerated discovery, public enrichment, and improved education. (PLoS) and focuses on scholarly literature and research outputs.

The Syracuse University Libraries support open access by helping students, faculty, and staff understand the processes and benefits of making their scholarly work freely available as well as how openly licensed teaching and learning materials can be created and integrated into curricula, and through a number of Open Publishing services.

Open Access Explained