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Open Access: Open Data

A guide to what is open access material, and where you can find it at Foley Library.

Open Data Definition

Open Data is research data that is freely available on the internet permitting any user to download, copy, analyze, re-process, pass to software or use for any other purpose without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.

  Definition from the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition


Facts sheet from SPARC

  The potential of Open Data


  The Data Management Plan Tool


Data transparency and Civil Engineers : An article from the Scholarly Kitchen.  The Scholarly Kitchen was established in February 2008 by the Society for Scholarly Publishing to advance scholarly publishing and communication, and the professional development of its members through education, collaboration and networking.