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UC Open Access Policy Explained

On July 24, 2013 the Academic Council of the University of California adopted an Open Access policy for all ten campuses. Chris Kelty, Associate Professor of Information Studies at UCLA and chair of the University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication (UCOLASC) explains the details of the policy in this series of videos.

What is the open access policy and who will it affect?

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Why did the University of California adopt this policy now; what do the faculty hope to achieve?

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What are the costs of this policy? Who wins and who loses?

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How is this policy in line with other recent developments in scholarly communication?

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What is the history of this policy initiative at UC?

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