The Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals 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.
The Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals is available as a paperback published by the Association of Research Libraries (ISBN-10: 1594076707), an open access PDF file, and an open access website. All versions of the bibliography are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.
Mary Aycock said of the bibliography in Library Resources and Technical Services: 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. (Review citation)
Ann Jensen said of the bibliography in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship: This is an excellent resource for its extensive background documentation of the open access arguments and issues. (Full review)
Roy Tennant said of the bibliography in Current Cites: 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. (Full review)