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    Podcasts and Publishing: Recentering Historical Research on the Voices of the Past

    More and more scholars are discovering the possibilities of podcasting. My recent work on the documentary podcast project Stories from the Epicenter has helped me understand some of the benefits, and challenges, of this medium, including the ways that working in audio can transform a scholar’s relationship with their sources and subject matter as well as the potential of podcasting to engage audiences in new and important ways. Stories from the Epicenter is a ten-part documentary podcast that explores the experience and memory of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake in Santa Cruz County among the communities nearest the earthquake’s epicenter. […]

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  • Springer Nature open access publishing agreement to launch Jan. 4, 2021

    We’re delighted to announce that on January 4, 2021, UC authors will be able to begin making research they publish in Springer journals freely available for anyone to read by taking advantage of the university’s new transformative open access agreement with Springer Nature.   The first phase of the agreement will support UC authors whose articles are accepted by journals in the Springer portion of the Springer Nature portfolio, including Springer, Adis, and Palgrave Macmillan titles, as well as academic journals on nature.com.    After January 4, upon acceptance of an article,  UC-affiliated corresponding authors will, by default, have their article designated […]

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  • UC campuses celebrate Open Access Week 2020

    International Open Access Week is an annual global event celebrating and sharing knowledge about free online access to scholarly publications. This year’s Open Access Week is October 19-25. The theme, “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion” marks the third consecutive year that this event will focus on the need for action on equity and inclusion, underscoring the urgency of continuing to center this work. “Openness can be a powerful tool for building more equitable systems of sharing knowledge,” writes Nick Shockey, Director of Programs & Engagement at SPARC.  The University of California Libraries have planned […]

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  • UC reaches groundbreaking open access deal with leading global publisher

    This post originally appeared in the UC Press Room. The University of California today (June 16) announced a transformative open access publishing agreement that will make more of the University’s research freely and immediately available to individuals and researchers across the globe. The deal furthers the global push for open access to scientific research by bringing together UC, which accounts for nearly 10 percent of all U.S. publishing output, and Springer Nature, the world’s second-largest academic publisher. The agreement, which is the largest open access agreement in North America to date, and the first for Springer Nature in the U.S., […]

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  • ACM Open Access Agreement goes live

    In January 2020,  the University of California announced that it had signed an agreement with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), to make it easier for UC authors to publish open access in ACM journals, conferences, and magazines. We’re pleased to let you know that the workflow for this agreement is in effect as of May 13, 2020. How does the deal work? For all UC corresponding authors, open access is now the default publication option for research and review articles in any ACM journal, conference, or magazine. This is made possible through an institutionally prepaid publishing agreement.  Authors can opt […]

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  • The (virtual) library is open: UC campuses offer research and teaching support during campus closures

    UC’s academic community relies on library resources for teaching, learning and research. While campus library buildings are closed and scholars can’t browse the physical stacks or meet with librarians, the libraries are providing help through their websites.  Each campus library has a central page for information about what resources are available and how to get in touch. Visit your library’s portal for more information about things like: Expanded and free access to some materials during campus closures Online research tools Electronic delivery of interlibrary loan articles Virtual research consultations Requesting ebooks to add to the library’s collection Streaming audio and […]

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  • PLOS Open Access Agreement Goes Live

    In February, the University of California announced that it had signed an agreement with the open access publisher, PLOS, to make it easier and more affordable for UC authors to publish in PLOS’ journals. We’re pleased to let you know that this agreement is in effect as of April 1! How does the deal work? Starting April 1, 2020, all manuscripts submitted for publication in a PLOS journal with a corresponding author from any of the ten UC campuses, UCOP, or Lawrence Berkeley National Lab are eligible for funding assistance from the UC Libraries. Under the agreement, the UC Libraries […]

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  • PLOS and the University of California announce open access publishing agreement

    The Public Library of Science (PLOS) and the University of California (UC) today announced a two-year agreement that will make it easier and more affordable for UC researchers to publish in the nonprofit open access publisher’s suite of journals. By bringing together PLOS, one of the world’s leading native open access publishers, and UC, which accounts for nearly 10 percent of all U.S. publishing output, the pilot breaks new ground in the global movement to advance open access publishing and empower more authors to share their research with the world. “Scientific research is increasingly an international endeavor, often at its […]

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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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  • Update on UC’s open access negotiations with Elsevier and other journal publishers

    As 2020 begins, the University of California is making notable progress in advancing open access to UC research in partnership with a diverse range of publishers.  UC and Elsevier  After formal negotiations stalled last year, UC and Elsevier have remained in informal conversations and are looking forward to continuing that dialogue. The parties are planning to hold a meeting to explore reopening negotiations within the first quarter of 2020.  Over the past year, Elsevier has signed other transformative agreements, and we are hopeful that this suggests that the publisher is ready to discuss deals that align with UC’s goals. Wiley […]

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