CARL Open Access Advocacy Toolkit > Open Access Resources for Students
- The Student Statement on The Right to Research (http://www.righttoresearch.org/about/statement/index.shtml): In this statement, signatories commit to supporting open access and to undertaking activities, "in our membership and on our campuses, to educate students about Open Access and to engage them in efforts supporting Open Access". The statement has been signed by dozens of students associations including three from Canada: The National Graduate Caucus of the Canadian Federation of Students, The Athabasca University Graduate Students' Association, and The University of Calgary Students' Academic Assembly.
- Graduate Students Support Open Access to Academic Research. Canadian Newswire (http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/865855/graduate-students-support-open-access-to-academic-research): OTTAWA, Oct. 26, 2011 /CNW/ - Canadian graduate students joined with their international counterparts in celebrating the fifth annual Open Access Week. Open Access publishing, under which publicly funded research results are freely accessible to other researchers and the public, is an alternative to the pay-per-read model.
- CARL Open Access Video: This video, produced by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries and McGill University Library, provides an introduction to the concept of open access in an easy and accessible way. It is available in both French (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dZ8Ak9elZU&feature=channel&list=UL) and English (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9Jh_GffRPU)
- Carleton University Library Graduate Student Open Access Award (http://www.library.carleton.ca/about/projects/scholarly-communications/open-access/graduate-student-open-access-award): Sponsored by the Graduate Students' Association (GSA), the Library and the Office of the Vice President (Research & International) (OVPRI), this award was established to support Carleton University graduate students in publishing research in open access journals.
- Why are Canadian students still paying through the nose for textbooks? (http://www2.macleans.ca/2012/04/25/why-are-canadian-students-still-paying-through-the-nose-for-textbooks/) by Jesse Brown. Published in Macleans Magazine on Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Students for Free Culture: An international chapter-based student organization that promotes the public interest in intellectual property
and information & communications technology policy.
- The Right to Research Coalition (R2RC ): Representing over 7 million students, the Right to Research Coalition is an international alliance student organizations that promotes Open Access. / Brief R2RC flyer ( PDF ) / R2RC Open Publishing Guide for Students ( PDF )
- R2RC Right to Research Brochure ( PDF ) This guide is a tool for engaging students on campus. It outlines the problem of access; introduces the principle of Open Access; indicates how Open Access can make life as a student easier, advance research, widen access to those who need it, and increase visibility for student scholars; and offers ways to support OA.
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