Resources and Links

ALA links to Library Web Resources

Providing information about libraries and librarianship.

Association of Subscription Agents and Intermediaries

The ASA exists to achieve the highest standards of service for both customers and publishers, and to improve relationships and terms with publishers. The ASA aims to foster the use of a 'best practice' approach to customer and publisher service and to represent members' common interests to publishers, customers, representative and governmental organisations and associations worldwide.

Budapest Open Access Initiative

This initiative was created in connection with the Soros Foundation at a meeting in Budapest in December 2001 to accelerate progress in the international effort to make research articles in all academic fields freely available on the Internet.

Directory of Open Access Journals (Lund University)

This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. The Directory aims to include open access journals in all subjects and languages.

Dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical journals over the Internet, the site carries listings of free full-text journals.


Service provider for Earth Sciences, harvesting over 60 repositories with about 35,000 full text records.

Health InterNetwork

The Health InterNetwork was launched by the Secretary General of the United Nations and is led by the World Health Organization to bridge the "digital divide" in health. It aims to ensure that health information and the technologies to deliver it are widely available and effectively used by health personnel professionals, researchers, scientists, and policy makers.

Medical Libraries Association (USA)

An association of health information professionals, with details of publications, events, careers, resources and more.

Open Access News

This site provides news and discussions on open access to research literature.

Open Access Week

Open Access Week is an opportunity to broaden awareness and understanding of Open Access to research, including access policies from all types of research funders, within the international higher education community and the general public. The now-annual event has been expanded from a single day to accommodate widespread global interest in the movement toward open, public access to scholarly research results.

PubMed Central

A digital archive of life sciences journal literature with free and unrestricted access.

Public Library of Science

A non-profit organization of scientists committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature freely accessible to scientists and to the public around the world.


The Scientific Electronic Library Online - SciELO is an electronic library covering a selected collection of Brazilian scientific journals.


SPARC is an alliance of universities, research libraries, and organizations built as a constructive response to market dysfunctions in the scholarly communication system. These dysfunctions have reduced dissemination of scholarship and crippled libraries. SPARC serves as a catalyst for action, helping to create systems that expand information dissemination and use in a networked digital environment while responding to the needs of scholars and academe.

The British Library

Collections, catalogues, bibliographic information and archiving at the national library of the United Kingdom.

United Kingdom Serials Group

An autonomous professional interest group which exists to encourage the exchange and promotion of ideas on printed and electronic serials and the process of scholarly communication.

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