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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/
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 other recent developments in scholarly communication?
- What is the history of this policy initiative at UC?
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: