Open Access is valuable because it:
Open Educational Resources benefits include:
The vast majority of Open Access and Open Educational Resources have what is called a Creative Commons Licenses. These licenses allow creators to designate how their work may be used by others, with the point being to support equitable research and educational resources for all. Creative Commons Licenses are built on the following 5 principles.
As a content creator you decide which license to use, add it to your work, and then publish it to your website, your institutional website, a repository, or OA/OER resource site. Once done is is available for reuse around the world within the parameters set by you.
For more information about the Creative Commons please visit our guide Copyright, Fair Use, and More. And feel free to contact email@example.com for questions and assistance.
Image from Making Open Educational Resources: A Guide for Students by Students by Ashlyne O'Neil, et. al. a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.