Open Access Bibliography
Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals
Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals, which was published in 2005, provides an overview of open access concepts, and it presents over 1,300 selected English-language books, conference papers (including some digital video presentations), debates, editorials, e-prints, journal and magazine articles, news articles, technical reports, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding the open access movement's efforts to provide free access to and unfettered use of scholarly literature. Most sources have been published between 1999 and August 31, 2004; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1999 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet (approximately 78 percent of the bibliography's references have such links). Author and title indexes are available.

The Open Access Bibliography is the basis of the Bibliography of Open Access, which is part of the Open Access Directory Wiki. Registered users can update that bibliography.

Those wishing to learn more about the open access movement would be well served by turning to Bailey's Open Access Bibliography. . . .This title is a major contribution to the study of the open access movement in general, as well as its emergence in the early twenty-first century. — Mary Aycock, Library Resources and Technical Services 52, no. 3 (2008): 212-213.

Available both online and in print from the Association of Research Libraries, this thorough and authoritative bibliography will serve as the seminal bibliographic source for this movement. . . . Anyone interested in the Open Access movement will likely find this contribution to the effort to be an instant classic. — Roy Tennant, Current Cites 16 (March 2005)

This is an excellent resource for its extensive background documentation of the open access arguments and issues. —Ann Jensen, Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, no. 43 (2005) (Full review)