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2014 International Open Access Week

The UC Open Access Policy and what it means for you

UC Open Access Policy Learn More

The UC Open Access Policy ( or was passed by the UC Academic Senate on July 24, 2013, and is going into effect for all UC campuses, including UC Davis, on November 1, 2014. The policy grants UC faculty the right to make their articles freely available to the public by depositing a pre-publication copy in an open access repository. What does this policy mean for faculty at UC Davis?

Come to this talk by Catherine Mitchell of the California Digital Library (CDL), who will describe the tools and services that CDL is developing to support the policy, and Dr. Robert Powell of Chemical Engineering, who will give background on the policy and its passage through the UC Senate.  Afterwards a Q&A panel will be held with the speakers, UC Davis librarians and open access researchers to answer questions and discuss the implications of the policy and open access.

This talk is being held during Open Access Week 2014, an annual international event to raise awareness about open access issues.

  • Catherine Mitchell and Dr. Robert Powell on the UC OA policy: talk and discussion
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014
  • Shields Library, Nelle Branch Room, 2nd floor (at the far end of the main reading room)
  • 1:30-3:00pm

What is Open Access?

Locked & Chained

Open access (OA) literature is:

  • digital,
  • online,
  • free of charge, and
  • free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.

HowOpenIsIt? describes the open access spectrum.

There are two major approaches to OA:

OA is entirely compatible with peer review, and all the major OA initiatives for scientific and scholarly literature insist on its importance.

Most discussion about OA focuses on articles, but there is an increasing movement toward OA in monographs, data, software, online education, and other formats as well.

Source: Open Access Overview by Peter Suber

Image credit: .Bala on Flickr.  License:  CC BY-SA 2.0


Open Access Explained (8:24 video)

A collaboration between Right to Research Coalition and PhD Comics:

OA Background


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