Open Access Button
The Open Access Button is a browser bookmarklet which registers when people hit a paywall to an academic article and cannot access it. It is supported by Medsin UK and the Right to Research Coalition.
A beta version of the Open Access Button was officially launched on 18 November 2013 at the Berlin 11 Satellite Conference for Students & Early Stage Researchers. It records instances of hitting a paywall, and also provides options to try to locate an open access version of the article. In April 2014 a crowdfunding campaign was started to build a second version.
In February 2015 the Open Access Button and its co-founders, David Carroll and Joseph McArthur ("the button boys"), were awarded a SPARC Innovator Award by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).
The third version of the button was launched on 28 October 2016, again, as part of open access week. 
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- "Open Access Button". GitHub. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
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- Browne, Tania (29 April 2014). "Let's shine a light on paywalls that deny open access to scientific research". Guardian. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
- Adams, Caralee (2015). "SPARC Innovator: The Open Access Button". Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. Association of Research Libraries. Archived from the original on 2015-09-15. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
- Labs, Cottage. "Open Access Button". openaccessbutton.org. Retrieved 2016-10-28.
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