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Open Access for ERGs

Open access/open education resources aimed at Los Alamos National Laboratory's many employee resource groups (ERG).

Open Access Week

Banner for Open Access Week 2021.

The theme for 2021’s International Open Access Week, to be held October 25-31, will be “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity”.

General OA Resources

What is Open Access?

Open Access (OA), also known as public access, is a type of unrestricted access to scholarly publications that is online, free of charge to everyone and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. The goals of OA include making taxpayer-funded research available to all people regardless of their socio-economic status and having scholarship accessible to scholars and researchers in developing countries and at low-funded institutions.

For more information on Open Access, including the different types and models of OA, see our Open Access resource guide.


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Digital Libraries, Archives, and Exhibits

Open Educational Resources and Open Source Programs

Open Educational Resources (OER) are "teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission" (OER Commons's About page).

Open Source Programs are "software with source code that anyone can inspect, modify, and enhance" (What is open source software?).

Preprints: A preprint is an open access version of a paper posted on a public server prior to formal peer review. 

  • arXiv - preprints include computer science
  • medRxiv (health sciences)
  • SocArXiv - preprint server for social sciences
  • PsyArXiv - preprint server for psychology

For more information on preprint servers, see our blog post on finding the right place for your preprints (internal LANL users only).

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