Archive for January, 2008

Negotiating Author’s Agreements: Faculty Lunch Session February 7

Friday, January 18th, 2008

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.

UC eScholarship Repository Tops Five Million Full-Text Downloads

Wednesday, January 16th, 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.

Science Rejoins JSTOR

Friday, January 4th, 2008

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the influential journal Science has rejoined JSTOR. The journal and the online archive of scholarly publications reached an agreement on January 3; the journal’s decision to withdraw last summer was criticized by librarians and others.

NIH Open Access Policy Bill Signed

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

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.