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October 24-30, 2016 is international Open Access Week. This year’s theme is “Open in Action,” which was chosen to “focus on the small steps everyone can take to make openness in research a reality,” said Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC. “This year’s theme will help showcase these actions, the individuals who are leading by example, and the ways this openness advances science and scholarship.”
The University of California Libraries have a planned a greater number and wider variety of events this year than ever before in order to explore and celebrate issues related to open access. (more…)
The UC Santa Cruz Academic Senate passes four resolutions on scholarly publishing. They include calls for a specific mechanism to engage faculty support for library content negotiations, exploration of the challenges of academic evaluation, pursuit of a collective copyright to bolster faculty copyright management, and tying immediate scholarly communication issues to the larger question of stewardship of UCSC’s scholarly assets.
The Academic Senate of UC Santa Cruz passes a resolution calling for “its tenured members to give serious and careful consideration to cutting their ties with Elsevier: no longer submitting papers to Elsevier journals, refusing to referee the submissions of others, and relinquishing editorial posts should the UC/Elsevier negotiations prove unsuccessful.” See the resolution on ties with Elsevier journals.