Library Support for OA

Fondren Library can help you make your scholarship open access (OA). Below, are several resources to help you navigate various aspects of OA and scholarly publishing. If you have questions or need additional help, contact us at

Complying with Rice’s Open Access Policy: Description of Fondren’s role in supporting the policy and tips for making compliance easy.

Navigating Copyright: Tools to help you determine what version of your articles you can make publicly available online in places such as the Rice Digital Scholarship Archive or your personal or lab website.

Financial support for OA publishing: Fondren Library  subscriptions subsidize some open access fees for current Rice faculty, students and staff.

Funder Public Access Policies: Increasingly, funding agencies are requiring that publications and data resulting from grants be made publicly available online. Learn more about these policies and Rice resources here.

Creative Commons Licenses: Many publishers use Creative Commons licenses when making content OA. Learn more about these licenses, how to choose the one that works best for you, and  how to use Creative Commons-licensed content here.

Open Educational Resources for MOOCs: Open resources and considerations for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) to help avoid some of the difficulties traditionally posed by copyright issues. Fondren’s guide can be found here.





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