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  • UC Open Access Policy implementation is live!

    The Academic Senate of the University of California adopted an Open Access Policy on July 24, 2013, ensuring that future scholarly articles authored by faculty at all 10 UC campuses will be made available to the public at no charge. The Open Access Policy Implementation team at the California Digital Library is pleased to announce the November 1st launch of a set of tools and resources designed to support the UC OA Policy and help campuses spread the word to faculty who are ready to deposit their scholarly articles in eScholarship (UC’s open access repository), looking for more information about […]

     
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  • Academic Senate of the University of California Passes Open Access Policy

    The Academic Senate of the University of California passed an Open Access Policy on July 24, 2013, ensuring that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10 campuses of UC will be made available to the public at no charge. Learn more about the policy and its implementation. Press release

     
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  • UC Newsroom: Academic Senate approves open access policy

    This is a copy of a release from the UC Newsroom from August 2, 2013. An archive of the original can be found at Archive-It.  The Academic Senate of the University of California has passed an Open Access Policy, ensuring that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10 campuses of UC will be made available to the public at no charge. “The Academic Council’s adoption of this policy on July 24, 2013, came after a six-year process culminating in two years of formal review and revision,” said Robert Powell, chair of the Academic Council. ” Council’s intent is to […]

     
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  • UC Open Access Policy Explained

    On July 24, 2013 the Academic Council of the University of California adopted an Open Access policy for all ten campuses. Chris Kelty, Associate Professor of Information Studies at UCLA and chair of the University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication (UCOLASC) explains the details of the policy in this series of videos. What is the open access policy and who will it affect? Why did the University of California adopt this policy now; what do the faculty hope to achieve? What are the costs of this policy? Who wins and who loses? How is this policy in line with […]

     
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  • UC Support for California Open Access Bill

    The Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act (AB 609) was introduced in the California Assembly on February 20, 2013 by Assembly Member Brian Nestande. This bill would require researchers who receive state agency-funded research grants to make copies of peer-reviewed manuscripts resulting from those grants freely available to the public. On April 26, the University of California Office of State Governmental Relations released a letter supporting the bill. The full text and current status of the bill can be viewed at the California Legislative Information website.

     
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  • UC Open Access Fund Pilots

    The UC Libraries announce campus-based open access fund pilots to support UC faculty who wish to make their research findings immediately and freely available to the public. Learn more.

     
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  • Meet Rich Schneider

    Rich Schneider, UCSF Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Open Access champion, was instrumental in rallying UCSF faculty to pass an Open Access policy in May 2012. In this interview, Schneider reflects on this significant milestone and on the larger context of Open Access within the academy. View his perspective on: Why Faculty Should Care About Open Access Beyond Policy: How Can Faculty and Institutions Support Open Access? Faculty Support for the OA Policy at UCSF How We Passed the Policy at UCSF The Economics of Open Access

     
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  • UCSF Implements Open Access Policy

    In May, 2012, the UCSF Academic Senate voted to adopt an open access policy that will help make electronic versions of current and future scientific articles freely available to the public. UCSF is the largest scientific institution in the nation to adopt an open-access policy and among the first public universities to do so.

     
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  • UC Negotiations with Nature Publishing Group

    Latest news: University of California Update (PDF) on Discussions with Nature Publishing Group, February 13, 2012.

     
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  • California Digital Library Joins PKP as Major Development Partner

    On February 7, the California Digital Library (CDL) announced that it is joining the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) as a major development partner in open access scholarly publishing. More information is available here and on the CDL’s eScholarship website.

     
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