What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?
"Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with an intellectual property license that allows for free use, adaptation, and distribution." UNESCO, 2016
Open Education Resources collections
The Ministry of Education and Culture and the Finnish National Agency for Education are developing a national service for open educational resources (OERs). The service is coordinated by CSC – IT Center for Science. The service and the OERs are free to use for teachers, learners and for all citizens.
In the Library of Open Educational Resources, you can search for, find, compile and save your own open educational resources.
More OER collections:
Open Educational Resources and copyright
For OER, the most widely used open licenses are Creative Commons (CC) licenses
Open science and images ImagOA guide
A few examples of finding open publications in publisher services:
De Gruyter - on the left column find "Accessible Content" where you can choose whether you want to limit the content to licensed or open content.
Other resources for open access material
OpenAiren portal includes over 83 000 open books.
Open resources for learning - find more information from Open Education Consortium (search Courses -> search courses)
See also Markku Roinila's blog post Testing Alternative Access – some other ways to reach research articles
See this 4-minute video on the topic
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you want to publish an open textbook or other open monograph?
It is possible in the open Helda repository of the University of Helsinki. There are two kinds of ways to do it:
In both cases we ask you to contact email@example.com
Editori - A platform for open journal publishing and learning publishing practices
The publishing platform Editori is based on Open Journal Systems (OJS)-platform which is already in use in Journal.fi-service of The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. With Editori you can start a new open journal or transform an existing journal to open access. All articles are shared with CC BY-license ja the service is free to use for personnel and students of University of Helsinki.
You can use Editori in teaching good scientific publishing practices as well. You can train submitting, peer reviewing, editorial work and editing with it. Editori is a suitable tool for especially Ph. D. student training.
More information on publishing services of the library from firstname.lastname@example.org