This list is part of the Open Access Directory.
- This is a list of jobs for volunteeers who would like to help the cause.
- Don't hesitate to add jobs that you'd like to see others do. If a job requires contacting a person or organization, be sure to include contact info.
- These jobs do not have to bear on the OAD itself. That was just an easy place for us to start....
- As these jobs are completed, or partially completed, revise or delete the entries accordingly.
- Related lists in OAD: (1) Jobs in open access [for pay], (2) Research in progress, and (3) Research questions.
- Keep the Wikipedia articles about OA accurate and up to date. Many people get their first impression of OA from those articles.
- Make sure that Wikipedia includes articles about all major OA projects, in all disciplines and countries.
- Make sure that Wikipedia includes biographies for all major leaders of the OA movement. Women leaders are currently under-represented.
- Add links to OAD lists from appropriate articles in Wikipedia and other wikis.
- Systematically go through the archive of Open Access News (OAN), and add articles about OA to the OAD Bibliography of open access.
- We need these additions much more for works published after the spring of 2005 than for works published earlier. Charles W. Bailey, Jr. published the first edition of the bibliography in March 2005. (The OAD bibliography is based on the Bailey bibliography.)
- This is a big job. If you need a public workspace to coordinate efforts, consider using an entry on the OAD page of Research in progress. If you use a different system, such as another wiki or a Google Doc, indicate what it is on the Research in progress page.
- At the same time, tag these articles according to their OA subtopics for the OA tracking project.
- If you are doing research on OA, e.g. for a journal article or doctoral dissertation, be sure to add your project to the OAD page of Research in progress. When you're done and your work is published, or deposited in a repository, be sure to add a citation and link to our Bibliography of open access.
- If you encounter other ongoing research projects on OA, make sure they're noted on our Research in progress page.
- Volunteer to take gentle care of a list on the OAD. As we grow in size it would help us if subject specialists would take watch out for content for that would be appropriate for specific lists. As an all-volunteer organization, the OAD does count on good folks to step up and look out for the quality of our content. For more information, contact the editors.
- Help the OA tracking project (OATP) by tagging new OA developments.
- Help OATP by tagging older items retroactively, including items compiled here in OAD.
- If you are a programmer and want to help OATP develop useful tools, contact Peter Suber to see what sorts of programming help the project currently needs.