Post Tagged with: "UC Academic Senate"

 
  • University of California comments in response to 2020 OSTP RFI on public access to federally funded research

    In February, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued an RFI requesting comment on how public access to federally funded research could be broadened, and in parallel, conducted a series of stakeholder meetings. As a participant in two of the meetings, I sensed broad alignment among all stakeholders — commercial publishers, society publishers, university administrators, librarians, faculty members and funders — in affirming their support of open access. And for all of those groups, with the exception of the vast majority of publishers in the conversation, embracing that fundamental goal also translated into widely held support […]

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  • Open Poll to Assess Impact of Loss of Immediate Access to Elsevier Journals

    The UC Libraries and Academic Senate Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication (UCOLASC) are co-sponsoring a short 3-minute poll to gauge the impact on loss of immediate access to current Elsevier content via ScienceDirect on the UC community. We very much want to hear from you, even if you feel you are not significantly affected by the Elsevier situation. All questions are optional and no personally identifiable information is required. The poll will close February 29. In early 2019, UC broke off its negotiations with Elsevier when the scholarly journal publisher indicated that it was unwilling to meet UC’s goals […]

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  • Fact check: What you may have heard about the dispute between UC and Elsevier

    The UC Negotiating Team  Ivy Anderson, (Co-Chair), Associate Executive Director of the California Digital Library; Jeffrey MacKie-Mason (Co-Chair), University Librarian and Professor, School of Information and Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley; Günter Waibel, Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of the California Digital Library; Richard A. Schneider, Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, UC San Francisco and Chair, Academic Senate University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication; Dennis J. Ventry, Jr., Professor of Law, UC Davis and Vice Chair, Academic Senate University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication August 2, 2019 Whether you have received an email directly from Elsevier, or have […]

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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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  • Letter to UC Faculty About Nature Quadrupling Prices

    A June 4, 2010, letter to UC Faculty describes a proposal to quadruple the price of a UC license for Nature and its 67 affiliated journals. The letter, authored by the executive director of California Digital Library (CDL), the chair of University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication of the Academic Senate and the convener of University Librarians Council, is an informational update about the UC Libraries’ pricing challenges with the Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and the likelihood that the libraries will have to cancel some or all NPG titles in light of the University’s current budget challenges. The letter […]

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  • UC and the Google Book Settlement

    In August 2006, the University of California became the sixth library to partner with Google to digitize volumes from UC’s extensive print collections as part of the Google Book Search Library Project. In October 2008, Google announced a settlement of a class action lawsuit by the Authors Guild of America and a separate suit by representative members of the Association of American Publishers, both of which sought to bar Google from scanning copies of in-copyright books held in the collections of major U.S. libraries. A court hearing on the settlement, which must be approved by the courts in order for […]

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  • 2007 UC Academic Senate Review of Proposed Open Access Policy

    Citing the “obvious potential for this policy to be beneficial to the broader scholarly community” the UC Academic Senate conveys their review of the UC Open Access Proposal. The review also included significant concerns with policy implementation and explored a concern about the risk of additional burdens on the faculty. In asking the Provost to address the concerns raised, the Council says it “looks forward to a second review of the draft Open Access Policy” and “hopes it can decide to endorse the policy at that time.”

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  • 2007 Proposed Open Access Policy

    Citing the University of California Senate’s recommendation that the University take action “to facilitate scholarly communication and maximize the impact of the scholarship of UC faculty,” Provost Rory Hume asks the UC Chancellors and Academic Senate to review a proposed Open Access Policy. The policy proposes that UC faculty authors of published articles or conference proceedings retain their copyright but routinely give the University non-exclusive permission to make their research findings available in a publicly accessible online repository such as UC’s eScholarship repository. Open Access Policy Proposal January 29, 2007 Draft

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  • Academic Council Accepts December 2005 White Papers and Recommends Policy

    On April 17th The UC Academic Council – the executive committee of the full Academic Assembly – accepted the white papers of their Special Committee on Scholarly Communication (see December 2005 item), and committed to forwarding the papers to the Academic Assembly along with a resolution recommending that the UC President appoint a working group to review and refine the UC Faculty Scholarly Work Copyright Rights Policy and ultimately to adopt and implement the policy “as soon as feasible.”

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  • “Responding to the Challenges Facing Scholarly Communication”

    On December 14, the University of California’s Academic Council approves five white papers and one policy proposal for Systemwide Academic Senate Review. The papers are the product of the Council’s Special Committee on Scholarly Communication (SCSC) and, under the collective title Responding to the Challenges Facing Scholarly Communication, include: An Overview Evaluation of Publications in Academic Personnel Processes (12/05) The Case of Journal Publishing (12/05) The Case of Scholarly Book Publishing (12/05) Scholarly Societies and Scholarly Communication (12/05) The Case of Scholars’ Management of Their Copyright (12/05)

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As a leader in the global movement toward open access to publicly funded research, the University of California is taking a firm stand by deciding not to renew its subscriptions with Elsevier.
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