Archive for November, 2009

Dec. 3 Library Workshop for Faculty on Keeping Your Copyright

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

The UCLA Library will present the faculty workshop “Don’t I Own My Own Work?”: Negotiating to Keep Your Copyright on Thursday, December 3.  Find out how to read author agreements and learn strategies for negotiating agreements that protect your rights to your intellectual property and educational re-use rights.

Admission is free, but space is limited, and advance registration is required.

Revisions Proposed to Google Book Settlement

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Google and its partners have proposed revisions to the original Google Book settlement to the federal judge overseeing the deal.  The judge is now expected to schedule a hearing at which arguments for and against the revised settlement can be heard.

Nobel Prize Winners Support Access to Federally Funded Research

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

An open letter signed by forty-one Nobel Prize winners in support of the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA) was sent to the U.S. Congress earlier this week. 

An excerpt:  “Passage of FRPAA will make it easier for scientists worldwide to better and more swiftly address the complex scientific challenges that we face today and expand shared knowledge across disciplines to accelerate breakthrough and spur innovation.”

Measuring the Impact of a Scholarly Article

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Article-level metrics” — figures documenting how many times an online article in a scholarly journal has been viewed, downloaded, cited in other articles, mentioned in blogs, or bookmarked — give a more accurate view of the impact and influence of an article than the journal impact factor, according to Richard Smith, a board member of Public Library of Science.