Following the adoption of the UC Open Access Policy on July 24, 2013, the California Digital Library and its UC campus partners have begun working to build tools and services that will support participation in the Policy, including:
- An enhanced and streamlined workflow for depositing articles into UC’s eScholarship open access repository;
- An automated harvesting tool to gather information about faculty publications, send notification of discovered publications to UC faculty authors, and further simplify deposit; and
- Support for the generation of embargo, waiver, and addendum forms, at the author’s request.
The timeline for this work is summarized below:
|November 2013||Faculty deposit implemented for UCSF, UCLA, UCI; OSC site released|
|October 2014||6-month review of OA Policy implementation by UCOLASC (University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication)|
|November 2014||Faculty deposit implemented for remaining 7 UC campuses, contingent on Senate reviews|
|Jan – Mar 2015||Publication management tool launched for UCSF, UCLA, UCI|
|September 2015||Review of harvesting tool by UCOLASC (University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication)|
|Sept – Dec 2015||Publication management tool implemented for remaining 7 UC campuses, contingent on Senate reviews, funding|
Faculty at all 10 UC campuses are welcome to deposit articles in eScholarship, UC’s open access repository and publishing platform, at any time.
We currently support a waiver/embargo/addendum request form for all 10 UC campuses.
Learn more about the terms of the UC OA Policy.