Post Tagged with: "Open Access"

 
  • Proposed Presidential Policy on Open Access Would Reach All Non-Senate UC Authors

    Academic Senate faculty are currently the only University of California authors covered by a UC open access policy, but that may soon change. Provost Aimée Dorr recently distributed a draft proposal for a broader open access policy that would cover all other UC employees. Comments on the proposed policy are due by January 15, 2015. The text of the policy and its accompanying documents can be found on the UCOP Academic Affairs website.

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  • UC Libraries Celebrate Open Access Week 2014

    October 20-26, 2014 is international Open Access Week. This year’s theme is “Generation Open,” which was chosen to “highlight the importance of students and early career researchers as advocates for change in the short-term, through institutional and governmental policy, and as the future of the Academy upon whom the ultimate success of the Open Access movement depends.” The University of California Libraries have a planned a variety of events in order to explore and celebrate issues related to open access.

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  • Royal Society of Chemistry Vouchers

    Some scholarly publishers charge authors fees, often called “article processing charges” or APCs, in order to make their articles open access. University of California authors are eligible for discounts on these fees with some publishers based on UC arrangements with those publishers. Most of these arrangements give authors a percentage off the standard APC, but one recent program, with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), functions a bit differently.

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  • Experts on Open Educational Resources Visiting Five UC Campuses

    The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication. Two of SPARC’s prominent experts, Nicole Allen and Nick Shockey, will be visiting five UC campuses in whirlwind California tour this May.

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  • New Public Access Requirements Passed as Part of Appropriations Bill

    The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 – the $1.1 billion spending bill passed in January, which is hundreds of pages long – included provisions for public access to published research articles. Section 527 of the legislation directs a number of federal agencies to develop public access policies.

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  • The New UC Open Access Policy: Learn the Basics

    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. This 90-second video was developed for the first phase of implementation through November 1, 2013. For updated information about the policy and the current timeline for all ten campuses, please visit: uc-oa.info/ View captioned video

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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 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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