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

  • Günter Waibel (Executive Director, CDL), OSC Executive Co-director
  • Chris Shaffer (University Librarian, UCSF), OSC Executive Co-director
  • Catherine Mitchell (Director, Access & Publishing, CDL), OSC Operations Director
  • Eric Bakovic (Linguistics professor, UC San Diego), University Committee on Libraries and Scholarly Communication (UCOLASC) representative
  • Donald Barclay (Deputy University Librarian, UC Merced)
  • Martin J. Brennan (Scholarly Communication Education Librarian, UCLA)
  • Mitchell Brown (Scholarly Communications Coordinator, UC Irvine)
  • Mark Lawrence Clemente (Open Access Publisher Agreements Manager, CDL)
  • Vincent Cook (Institutional Research and Planning Analyst, Institutional Research & Academic Planning)
  • Ellen Finnie (Director, Collection Development and Management Program, CDL)
  • Katie Fortney (Copyright Policy & Education Officer, CDL)
  • Michael Ladisch (Scholarly Communications Officer, UC Davis)
  • Gregory Leazer (Assoc. Prof., UCLA Dept. of Information Studies)
  • Daniella Lowenberg (Research Data Specialist & Product Manager, CDL)
  • Marta Margeta (Pathology professor, UCSF), University Committee on Libraries and Scholarly Communication (UCOLASC) Chair
  • Michele Potter (STEM Collection Strategist, UC Riverside)
  • Brian Russ (Research Policy Manager, Research Policy Analysis and Coordination)
  • Rachael Samberg (Scholarly Communication Officer, UC Berkeley)
  • Rich Schneider (Orthopaedic Surgery professor, UCSF), University Committee on Libraries and Scholarly Communication (UCOLASC) representative
  • Martha Stuit (Scholarly Communication Librarian, UC Santa Cruz)
  • Allegra Swift (Scholarly Communications Librarian, UC San Diego)
  • Derjung “Mimi” Tarn (Family Medicine professor, UCLA)
  • Anneliese Taylor (Head of Scholarly Communication, UCSF)
  • Lidia Uziel (Associate University Librarian for Research Resources and Scholarly Communication, UCSB)
  • Erich van Rijn (Director of Journals & Open Access, UC Press)

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