News & Events

The Scholarly Communication News Archive contains summaries of press releases about prominent news developments. The heading of each item links to the full text of that story.

Scholarly Communication Express

Request a 15-minute presentation on trends in academic publishing for your department or organization.

Open Access Events for Graduate Students

The Library and Graduate Division invite the campus community to two programs on issues in scholarly communication and publishing.

UC Becomes Charter Member of Knowledge Unlatched

UC has become a charter member of this new open access initiative, with an innovative business model for the publication of scholarly books in the social sciences and humanities.

University Librarian on Data Curation @ UCSB Project

UCSB Library eyes digital curation service to help preserve research data created across campus

Open Access Policy Implementation Project Wiki

A wiki has been created to provide an open, shared space where UC faculty, librarians, and other stakeholders can engage directly with the Open Access Policy Implementation (OAPI) team.

UC Faculty Adopt Open Access Policy

On July 24, 2013, the Academic Senate of the University of California passed an Open Access Policy.

How Open Access Empowered a 16-Year Old to Make Cancer Breakthrough

An interview on Open Access to research journals with Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, and Jack Andraka, the 16-year-old inventor of a breakthrough cancer diagnostic.

Do You Receive NIH Funding?

Effective July 2013, the NIH will delay processing of non-competitive renewal funding if researchers are not in compliance with the 2008 NIH Public Access Policy.

California Assembly Bill 609: Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research

California Assembly Bill 609 will ensure that the public can access the published results of taxpayer-funded research for free.