UCLA faculty members are invited to “‘Don’t I Own my Own Work?’: Negotiating to Keep Your Copyright” on Thursday, February 7, from noon to 1:30 p.m. This lunch session will offer suggestions on how to negotiate agreements with publishers in order to keep your rights to use and reuse your work as you wish. Admission is free, and lunch will be provided. Advance registration is required by Monday, February 4.
Archive for January, 2008
UC announced January 14 that the eScholarship Repository has surpassed the five million mark in full-text downloads of its open-access scholarly content since its 2002 creation. The repository provides a full-spectrum publishing platform for pre-prints, post-prints, peer-reviewed articles, edited volumes, and peer-reviewed journals; contributions from UC academic departments and units now exceed twenty thousand papers and works.
President Bush has signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2007 (H.R. 2764), which includes a provision directing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide the public with open online access to findings from its funded research. Researchers will now be required to deposit electronic copies of their peer-reviewed manuscripts into the National Library of Medicine’s online archive, PubMed Central, where full texts of the articles will be publicly available no later than twelve months after publication in a journal.
Further information is available on the Alliance for Taxpayer Access Web page.