California Digital Library Publishing Group Initiatives
The traditional model of scholarly communication has become expensive, restrictive, and increasingly limited in its ability to make information accessible. The Publishing Group of the California Digital Library (CDL) offers opportunities for increased access to UC scholarship in several ways.
- eScholarship: Launched in 2002, eScholarship is a digital publishing platform that provides a suite of open access, scholarly publishing services and research tools that enable departments, research units, publishing programs, and individual scholars associated with the University of California to have direct control over the creation and dissemination of the full range of their scholarship.
- The service allows UC-affiliated scholars and units to publish the following original scholarly works on a dynamic research platform available to scholars worldwide:
- eScholarship also provides deposit and dissemination services for postprints, or previously published articles. Publications in eScholarship benefit from manuscript and peer-review management systems, as well as a full range of persistent access and preservation services.
- Publications in eScholarship benefit from manuscript and peer-review management systems, as well as a full range of persistent access and preservation services.
- UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982–2004: This digital collection provides online access to nearly 2,000 electronic editions of original scholarly monographs published by UC Press. All content is accessible to UC faculty, staff, and students, with more than 25 percent of the books freely available to the public.
- University of California Publishing Services: Launched in 2009 by the CDL in conjunction with UC Press, University of California Publishing Services (UCPubS) provides a suite of open access digital and print publication services to UC centers, institutes, and departments that produce scholarly books. Utilizing a shared resource model, campus publishing partners are responsible for selection of content, peer review, editing, design, and composition. eScholarship provides open-access digital publishing, peer review and manuscript management tools, and preservation. University of California Press handles printing (using print-on-demand technology), sales and distribution of print publications, and online marketing for both print and digital publications.