Open Access

Open Access

Open Access – an opportunity for the Estonian  research

The University of Tartu Library’s Open Access Gate provides information about open access (OA) and the largest OA repositories and journals.
The aim of open access publishing is to make research information freely available on the Internet. A very important advantage of OA literature lies in spreading quickly around the world.
Open access is an international movement that aims at supporting the free spreading of research information.
The only requirement for accessing OA publications is access to Internet. OA publications are online publications available for:
  • reading
  • downloading
  • copying
  • spreading
  • printing
  • referencing
  • publishing.
Who benefit from open access?
 
Authors                     
The authors can publish their works for a very wide audience
   
Readers
The readers have can freely access research information
Education and research
Open access improves the accessibility of research information; and researchers and universities have the chance to spread their information to a wide audience.
Libraries
Open access removes the financial issues of accessing expensive journals
Journals
The readership of the journals increases
Government, sponsors, citizens
The financed research information becomes available to all citizens.
 
 
OAIster database
OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open access resources that was built by harvesting from open access collections worldwide using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH).
In the University of Tartu Library the OAIster database is available via FirshSearch. Firstsearch includes more than 25 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,100 contributors.
You can search for:
  • digitized (scanned) books, journal articles, newspapers, manuscripts and more
  • digital text
  • audio files (wav, mp3)
  • video files (mp4, QuickTime)
  • photographic images (jpeg, tiff, gif)
  • data sets (downloadable statistical information)
  • theses and research papers
See also:
Open Access repositories
Open Access journals
Estonian Open Access journals
E-catalogue ESTER e-resources

 

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