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.

UC Announces Revised Copyright and Fair Use Policy

The University of California has issued a revised systemwide policy on Copyright and Fair Use, replacing the 1986 Policy on the Reproduction of Copyrighted Materials for Teaching and Research.

Publication Management System Launches at UCSB

The California Digital Library, in collaboration with UC Libraries and the Academic Senate, is pleased to announce the planned September 1 launch at UCSB of the University of California Publication Management System.

UC Launches Publication Management System in Support of Open Access Policy

By the end of Fall 2015 all UC Senate faculty will have access to a new publication management system that searches scholarly databases for faculty article records.

Proposed New Draft UC Policy on Open Access

The proposed new policy extends open access rights and responsibilities to all non-Senate members of the UC community who are authors of scholarly articles.

Survival of the Fittest: The Brave New World of Scholarly Publishing - October 30, 4pm

Faculty journal editors discuss challenges in scholarly publishing, relations with publishers, and the impact of Open Access publishing.

Open Access Week Programs at the Library (Oct. 20-30, 2014)

Open Access Week program highlights include presentations by UCSB faculty members on journal pricing and the brave new world of scholarly publishing, a pizza party for graduate students, and an introduction to altmetrics.

Nakamura Publications in eScholarship

Shuji Nakamura, and his co-authors, have open access publications in eScholarship. Are your publications in eScholarship?

UCSB eScholarship Report Reveals Frequent Activity on Open Access Publishing Platform

View UCSB's eScholarship quarterly report, and see what's new and popular, and how departments are using the open access publishing platform and repository.

Alexandria Digital Research Library Launches With UCSB Theses & Dissertations

The UC Santa Barbara Library has just unveiled a new digital library called the Alexandria Digital Research Library (ADRL):

Announcing "Scholarly Communication Express"

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