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Instructors: Apply for a 2020-1 Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant

The Open Educational Resources Grant is funded by SUNY and will award funds of $2500 to instructors of record (faculty, instructors, TAs) for the development of Open Educational Resources or integration of OER into their courses. Proposals will be accepted

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Stony Brook University Libraries Annual Open Access Symposium 2020.

On March 6, 2020, Stony Brook University Libraries held its annual Open Access Symposium. The event drew a wide array of panelists, presenters and audience members from numerous institutions throughout the United States. This year’s event included two keynote speakers,

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Survey of SBU Author Perspectives on Article Processing Charges (APCs)

Two Stony Brook University (SBU) librarians are conducting a survey on SBU author perspectives on article processing charges (APCs). The open access movement changes the scholarly publishing landscape in many revolutionary ways. The Gold open access model, where the journal

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Open Access Symposium 2018

Stony Brook University Libraries hosted the 2018 Open Access Symposium on Thursday, October 25 – Friday, October 26.  The Symposium included diverse and engaging panelists and presenters, and featured keynote speaker Heather Joseph, SPARC Executive Director, who shared her perspective

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OASIS, the OER Discovery Service

Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool for open educational resources (OER). OASIS currently searches open content from 52 different sources and contains 155,375 records. Use OASIS to discover quality, free open textbooks, courseware and more. OASIS

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Lumen Learning

SUNY is putting effort into using Open Educational Resources (OER) to help make educational resources more affordable and accessible for students.  OERs also give faculty the opportunity to tailor and customize their materials to their course needs.   In June 2016,

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Open Access Button

Are you looking for an article in a journal that we don’t have? Use Open Access Button to find free, legal, peer-reviewed articles. Open Access Button is an open access article discovery service and browser plugin.   Legally shared, full-text scholarship

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Unpaywall: Read Research Articles For Free

Unpaywall is a Chrome and Firefox browser extension that discovers and links to green open access manuscripts of published research and scholarly articles. Unpaywall taps into content from thousands of open-access repositories worldwide. It utilizes a number of data sources, including PubMed

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SUNY Board of Trustees Open Access Resolution

On March 22, 2018, the SUNY Board of Trustees passed an Open Access Policy and System Repository Resolution put forward by Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. The resolution instructs all SUNY campuses to adopt “an open access policy that recognizes each

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**University Libraries Operating on a Modified Schedule**

Thursday, March 22, 2018 – Updated: 2:22pm Due to inclement weather, the University Libraries are operating on a modified schedule. For updates on university-wide closings, please visit SB Alerts.   The following libraries have modified hours: North Reading Room: 9:30am – Midnight

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