What is Open Culture’s Mission?
Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It’s all free. It’s all enriching. But it’s also scattered across the web, and not easy to find. Our whole mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality content whenever and wherever you want it. Some of our major resource collections include:
- 950 Free Online Courses from Top Universities
- 675 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc.
- 550 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free
- 600 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices
- MOOCs from Great Universities (Many With Certificates)
- Learn 46 Languages Online for Free: Spanish, Chinese, English & More
- 200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Video Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites & More
Free Educational Videos For Filmmakers
The Hewlett Foundation
Open Education Resources (OER)
Open Education Logo
OER Logo 2012 J. Mello,used under a Creative Commons license CC-BY
The framework and some of the information in this guide is based on a copy of the Open Access Guide created by Dalhousie University Libraries, with permission from Geoff Brown and Sarah Stevenson.
QScience - Qatar Foundation/Bloomsbury
Open Education Resources
Open Access Journals, Books and Posters
OAIster is a database that gathers together information about freely available electronic documents and resources. It scans the internet to find freely available items that conform to a particular Open Archives Initiative (OAI) protocol.
OAIster can harvest key bibliographic information from these freely available resources and then use this information to point you towards the resources when you do a search on OAIster.
What will you find on OAIster?
- Journal articles
- Book chapters
- Conference proceedings
Where does OAIster find these items?
OAIster captures information from institutional repositories and from open access journals.
Take note: Some items are peer-reviewed, while others are not.