Open access at the UOC: three free, online resources
Every Monday we will present specialized resources for your projects and final tests, from prestigious associations and academic publishers. And the best part? They are free, online and unrestricted.
At the UOC we are committed to the movement towards Open Access because it makes knowledge openly available, thereby benefiting learning, science and society as a whole.
The Open Access movement covers open, immediate and unrestricted access to any academic or educational online material published under a Creative Commons licence.
Some of these resources are offered by projects and associations defending open access, while others are available via the UOC's institutional repository, O2.
Created 3 years ago, this digital library offers more than 2,000 titles that you can read for free. This is because most of the works are public domain, in other words, their copyright has expired and they can be viewed freely.
You can read the books on the website or download them in PDF, ePub or Kindle format. They are all available in Spanish. The platform also stands out for its visual, intuitive design and the complementary information provided about the authors and their works.
You can read great classics of international literature such as Shakespeare's best known works (The Merchant of Venice or A Midsummer Night's Dream), as well as books by Spanish authors such as Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (El Monte de las Ánimas).
To commemorate World Philosophy Day (21 November), we recommend this collection with works by Aristotle, Plato, Descartes and Nietzsche.
Author: Judith Clares Gavilán, Alfons Medina Cambrón
Source: UOC institutional repository, O2
To commemorate World Television Day, we are sharing this paper on video on-demand platforms (VOD), available in Spanish. With the advent of this new model of audiovisual consumption, television has lost the pull it used to have and the perception of this medium has changed dramatically.
This article, co-written by Judith Clares Gavilán, professor at the Faculty of Information and Communication Sciences, is based on the case of Filmin and analyses its editorial line and catalogue, its business model and activities, and its internationalization strategy.