December 4, 2020

Teaching Open Access: UNESCO’s Open Access Curriculum For Library Schools and Researchers Now Available Online

Note: We first posted about this curriculum last December when the program was first announced.  However, the materials/modules were not available online at that time. Today, the materials/module became available on the UNESCO web site.

From Today’s Announcement:

The carefully designed and developed sets of OA curricula for researchers and library and information professionals are based on two needs assessment surveys, and several rounds of face-to-face and online consultations with relevant stakeholders.

These curricula will soon be converted into self-directed e-learning tools, which will enable users to self-assess their knowledge on Open Access and take a learning pace that is initiated and directed by the learners themselves. UNESCO also aims to strengthen this initiative by translating the OA curricula into several languages that will increase their reach and impact.

The complete set of five OA modules for researchers and four OA modules for library schools is now available online and can be downloaded by clicking the following links:

Curriculum for Library Schools

Curriculum for Researchers

UNESCO promotes Open Access (OA), with particular emphasis on scientific information (journal articles, conference papers and datasets of various kinds) emanating from publicly funded research. Working with partners, UNESCO works to improve awareness about the benefits of OA among policy makers, researchers and knowledge managers.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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