Archive for May, 2012

UCSF Academic Senate Approves Open Access Policy

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

By a unanimous vote, the UCSF Academic Senate has adopted an open access policy, making scholarly articles produced by its faculty freely available to the public.  UCSF is the first UC campus and the largest scientific institution in the U.S. to adopt such a policy; it is also country’s leading public recipient of funds from the National Institutes of Health, which has its own public access policy. Under this new policy, UCSF faculty must make their articles available through an open-access repository such as UC eScholarship or the NIH-sponsored PubMed Central.

University of Minnesota Launches Open Textbook Catalog

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

An Open Textbook Catalog is available from the University of Minnesota, offering options that will help reduce students’ costs for books. To make it easier for potential users to judge each title’s quality, its contents are being reviewed by Minnesota faculty; reviewers from other institutions are invited to participate as well.