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Open Access: Open Access Initiatives Support

Support for Open Access Initiatives

Yale University Library supports the following Open Access initiatives through membership fees:

Through funding from YUL, Yale is an institutional supporting member of this repository, which offers open access to e-prints in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, and statistics.
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BioLine International
A not-for-profit scholarly publishing cooperative committed to providing open access to peer-reviewed research journals published in developing countries (currently Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, India, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda and Venezuela).
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Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
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Knowledge Unlatched
The Knowledge Unlatched model depends on many libraries from around the world sharing the payment of a single Title Fee to a publisher, in return for a book being made available on a Creative Commons licence via OAPEN and HathiTrust as a fully downloadable PDF. YUL participated in Knowledge Unlatched Round 2, which offers 78 books from 26 scholarly publishers.
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Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
NDLTD is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). It supports open access to scholarship.
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Open Book Publishers
OBP includes academic books in the humanities, social sciences, arts, and law, with open access editions that can be downloaded, reused, or embedded anywhere. OBP is creating interactive books and works that incorporate moving images, links, and sound. More traditional titles are equipped with digital resources, including extra chapters, reviews, links, and image galleries.
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OpenEdition is a program for the development of open access academic publishing in the humanities and social sciences. Its open access content – journals, books, research blogs and academic announcements – is available to all users in HTML format. YUL supports OpenEdition Freemium for Journals, which allows users at Yale University to download PDF and ePub formats of the Freemium journal content.
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Open Library of Humanities (OLH)
Open Library of Humanities is home to the OLH megajournal (a new trans-disciplinary space for humanities work) and, at launch, five other peer-reviewed journals, all of which are gold open access. The platform launches in September 2015. The OLH is funded by library partners, including YUL, and has no author-facing charges.
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PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers. It hosts the largest open access archive in philosophy.
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Reveal Digital
Reveal Digital uses a library crowd-funding model to fund the development of digital collections. YUL has pledged funding to two of Reveal Digital's projects: Independent Voices and Highlander Center Digital Archive, 1932-1983.
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SAMP Open Archives Initiative
The aim of this project is to create and maintain a collection of open access materials for the study of South Asia.
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SCOAP3 - Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics
SCOAP3 is a partnership of thousands of libraries, funding agencies, and research centers in more than 40 countries. Working with leading publishers, SCOAP3 has converted key journals in the field of high-energy physics to open access at no cost for authors.
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SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) is an advocacy organization, an international alliance of nearly 800 academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication.
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For more information, contact:

Daniel Dollar

Associate University Librarian for Collections, Preservation, and Digital Scholarship
Yale University Library

(203) 432-9534