Defining “open”

open bookThe library and academic worlds are teeming with various species of openness: open access, open source, open educational resources, and the list goes on. Understanding all these concepts — both how they’re distinct and how they’re related — can be a daunting task.

At her Book of Tragool blog, Dorothea Salo makes the job easier with a useful and concise summary of all these terms. So if you need help distinguishing your open data from your open-source software, it’s a great resource.

And here are a couple of other useful resources on open access specifically:

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