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Scholarly communication is the life-blood of the university’s teaching and research mission. Issues of copyright, intellectual property rights, and the long-term preservation of digital assets are posing new challenges to faculty, schools, & librarians.
URL: http://guides.lib.uci.edu/ScholarlyCommunication

Best Practices for Fair Use in Copyright

ARL Code of Best Practices for Fair USe for Academic and Resaerch Libraries

Webinar that summarizes Fair USe for Copyrighted material. The video runs 1:00 hour.

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, a clear and easy-to-use statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use to support academic inquiry and higher education. 

Librarian Competencies in Support of Research Data Management, Scholarly Communication, Open Access

The profiles will help library managers identify skills gaps in their institutions, form the basis of job descriptions, enable professionals to carry out self-assessments, and act as a foundation for the development of training programs. 

Important Related Resources

The UCI Scholarly Communications Website is the major source of events and news regarding publishing and data issues at UCI.

Open Access Week - October 19-25, 2015

Celebrate and Promote this year's theme of "Open for Collaboration!"
Open Access Week - October 19-25, 2015
Open Access is the free, immediate availability of scholarly information on the public Internet, permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of articles and other content.
International Open Access Week http://www.openaccessweek.org/ - see how it is being celebrated around the world on this              8th OA Week!
View Video created by UC Merced Library and UCM Office of Communications for OA Week 2014.

UC Discounts on Article Publication Charges (APCs) for Open Access Journals

Deposit Your Work to eScholarship

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Deposit your work

Upload a copy of your article or provide a link to an open access version.  Initially, all authors used a manual deposit process to add their articles to eScholarship, UC’s open access repository and publishing platform. A new publication management system is being implemented to make participation easier for authors. Once the system is implemented at all ten campuses, those non-Senate UC authors covered by the Presidential Open Access Policy will be added.

US Federal Funder Public Access Policies

Agencies that sponsor research are interested in maximizing the value of that research. Increasingly, this means requiring the recipients of grants to make the results of their research – both scholarly articles and the data supporting them – freely available to the public.

Open Access Policy 2013 for University of California

2013 UC Open Access Policy

The Academic Senate of the University of California has 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.

The policy covers more than 8,000 UC faculty at all 10 campuses of the University of California, and as many as 40,000 publications a year.  It follows more than 175 other universities who have adopted similar so-called “green” open access policies.  By granting a license to the University of California prior to any contractual arrangement with publishers, faculty members can now make their research widely and publicly available, re-use it for various purposes, or modify it for future research publications.  Previously, publishers had sole control of the distribution of these articles.  All research publications covered by the policy will continue to be subjected to rigorous peer review; they will still appear in the most prestigious journals across all fields; and they will continue to meet UC’s standards of high quality.  Learn more about the policy and its implementation here: http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/openaccesspolicy/

Latest news and updates from Regaining Control of Scholary Communications

Get a Waiver, Embargo, or Addendum for your Publisher

“Upon express direction by a Faculty member, the University of California will waive the license for a particular article or delay access to the article for a specified period of time.”              -UC Open Access Policy, July 24, 2013

 

What is Scholarly Communications?

Scholarly Communications is used to describe the process of academics, scholars and researchers have for sharing and publishing their  their research findings so that they are available to the wider academic community.  Extending that definition, scholarly communications is also about the creation, transformation, dissemination and preservation of knowledge related to teaching, research and scholarly endeavors. The background for this was the escalating prices that libraries were paying for "buying back" research that was conducted at their institutions by their own faculty members.  Today, the notion of scholarly communications includes a call for sustainable pricing from scholarly and commercial publishers.  It also encourages the awareness of the creation, transformation, dissemination and preservation of knowledge related to teaching, research and scholarly endeavors. 

An understanding of scholarly communications assumes familiarity with:

  • author rights
  • the economics of scholarly resources
  • new models of publishing
  • open access
  • institutional repositories
  • rights and access to federally funded research
  • preservation of intellectual assets
  • copyright
  • plagiarism

Basic resources about Scholarly Communications include the following recommended materials:

Associations & Organizations

Help

To get help with any of these databases, or if you have problems logging in contact:

  • Mitchell Brown
  • 230 Francisco J. Ayala Science Library
  • Office: 949-824-9732
  • mcbrown@uci.edu

 

UC Presidential Policy

UC Presidential Open Access Policy Presentations

The recordings of both webinars are now available for viewing. Feel free to share them with your library colleagues.

Webinar 1: November 18, 2015:   http://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=aq8axs

Webinar 2: December 8, 2015:    http://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=efe0t9

Timetable & History