Libraries have led the charge to open up access to the scholarly literature. It's time to turn that leadership into leverage to reduce costs, to save staff time, to improve library services, and to open up even more content.
The Open Access Button has built a suite of tools that provide the link necessary to translate gains toward Open Access into benefits for both budgets and patrons.
Help your patrons find OA resources from your ILL forms, Libguides and E-resources pages. Easily find Open Access articles from your Interlibrary Loan pages or Libguides. No coding required. Power up your Open Access Libguide with a search bar showing patrons how to find alternatives to paywalled papers. Help your patrons discover E-Resources from thousands of credible sources, without leaving your website, learning how to use new ones, and being asked to pay.
Handbook for ILL practioners on Open Access In this handbook, written in collaboration with Tina Baich, Head of Resource Sharing & Delivery Services and Bibliographic & Metadata Service at IUPUI University Library and ex-Chair of ALA RUSA STARS, we hope to provide explainers on Open Access and resources for practioners.
Our new tools and open data make permission checking faster, easier, and clearer so you can unlock the power of mediated deposit and manage your repository more easily. Do permission checking with 100s of articles or journals in seconds, and for each one get embargos, completed deposit statements, metadata, open access availability, and more. Check over 20,000 policies from journals, universities, and more, and instantly contribute your expertise to the community.
Tried and tested templates to get authors educated and enthusiastic about self-archiving. Authors not responding to your emails to self-archive in your institutional repository, or just getting started? Our tried and tested templates are here to help get authors enthusiastic and educated about self-archiving. There's one template for every situation, and each template is ready to use, backed up with performance data, and designed by experimentation and experience.
Sharing should be simple. With shareyourpaper.org, we'll make sure that deposit into any repository is just that. For libraries, shareyourpaper.org helps you fill your repository by offering the simplest possible deposit workflow for authors, saves you time, and requires no migrations or upgrades to your current repository.