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.
The top three most downloaded documents from the O2 in December
1. A learning resource on how to stay up to date on specialized information in your field.
Our librarians have put this resource together to help you configure database alerts, distribution lists and search engine updates, and get the latest news on social media, tools 2.0 and RSS services.
2. Noemí Tomé Puerta's final bachelor's degree project , supervised by Josep Ruf Aixàs, in which she defends that social education professionals should have knowledge on sign language and the deaf community. Ms Puerta has looked into what characterizes the signing deaf community and provides a field study that includes interviews and autobiographical excerpts. Available in Catalan.
3. An article from the UOC journal IDP regarding technopolitics.
The authors, Ismael Peña, Maria Haberer and Can Kurban, explain the term's original use and analyse how multiple ICT changes in government bodies, civil organizations and popular movements have caused it to evolve. Additionally, they offer us insight on studies about internet-enhanced politics and politics 2.0.
This open access book deals with how reading is changing in today's digital environment.
Are we headed towards an entirely digital future? Does the printed word have any place in our digital society? What do readers want? The advent of the digital age has changed how we read and greatly expanded the reading options available to us today: web pages, blogs, tweets, Facebook posts, texts, emails and e-books. This e-book takes a look at these key issues and provides advice for institutions on how to deal with the controversy surrounding the print vs digital debate. Available in English.