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About OSC

The University of California’s Office of Scholarly Communication focuses on monitoring and synthesizing significant developments in scholarly communication with particular emphasis on implications for the UC academic community.  As such, the OSC:

  • Serves as a resource for the analysis of current and emergent topics in this area, including: the transformation of publishing and distribution models, the development of new value metrics, data publication and open data, the economics of open access, etc.;
  • Coordinates and provides centralized access to existing educational resources (and supplements with new guides or statements) on rights management and open access, including UC’s Open Access Policy;
  • Drafts statements on behalf of UC libraries regarding local or national policies and legislation, and establishes guidelines and procedures for the creation of such statements.

In addition, the OSC develops and maintains this website as a clearinghouse of information for UC faculty, students and staff.

Current OSC membership

  • Laine Farley (Executive Director, CDL), OSC Executive Co-director
  • Karen Butter (University Librarian, UCSF), OSC Executive Co-director
  • Catherine Mitchell (Director, Access & Publishing, CDL), OSC Operations Director
  • Ivy Anderson (Director, Collections, CDL)
  • Mitchell Brown (Scholarly Communications Coordinator, UC Irvine), Scholarly Publishing Common Knowledge Group representative
  • Rebekah Darksmith (Deputy Director, UC Press)
  • Sharon Farb (Associate University Librarian for Collection Management and Scholarly Communication, UCLA), UC Libraries Strategic Action Group 1 (SAG1) representative
  • Katie Fortney (Copyright Policy & Education Officer, CDL)
  • Roberto Manduchi (Computer Engineering professor, UC Santa Cruz), University Committee on Libraries and Scholarly Communication (UCOLASC) representative
  • Joanne Miller (Senior Analyst, Strategic and Project Planning, CDL)
  • Carly Strasser (Data Curation Specialist, CDL)
  • Wendy Streitz (Executive Director, Research Policy Analysis and Coordination, UCOP)

Please contact us with any questions/comments:  osc@ucop.edu


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