Last year, UNESCO launched their Medium-Term Strategy 2014-2021, setting the framework for UNESCO’s action in the areas of education, sciences, culture, communication and information for the next years.
One of the key objectives of the Strategy is “Building inclusive Knowledge Societies through information and communication”. In this line of work, they launched last December 2014 the Open Access Curricula for Researchers and Librarians “a set of manuals to facilitate capacity building of library and information professionals and researchers”.
“The complete set of five OA modules for researchers and four OA modules for library schools is now available online and can be downloaded by clicking the following links” (source):
Curriculum for Library Schools
Module 1: Introduction to Open Access
Module 2: Open Access Infrastructure
Module 3: Resource Optimization
Module 4: Interoperability and Retrieval
Curriculum for Researchers
Module 1: Scholarly Communications
Module 2: Concepts of Openness and Open Access
Module 3: Intellectual Property Rights
Module 4: Research Evaluation Metrics
Module 5: Sharing your Work in Open Access