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.

Grants for Innovative Projects to Promote Open Access to Data

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) has announced a Challenge Grant program to fund innovative projects to promote open access to data.

Royal Society of Chemistry Open Access Vouchers Available

The Royal Society of Chemistry offers UCSB authors vouchers for publication fees.

Open Access Fund Launched

The Library’s Open Access Fund Pilot Program is now accepting applications. The Fund helps scholars cover the cost of author fees when publishing in peer reviewed open access publications.

New Open Access Monograph Series in Classics

The Department of Classics at UC Berkeley has announced the launch of "California Classical Monographs," a new open access series that will enable wide dissemination of distinguished, peer-reviewed scholarly monographs in Classics.

Open Access Week Events - October 22-28

The UCSB Library is hosting two events in conjunction with Open Access Week, a worldwide initiative to raise awareness about new models of scholarly publishing.

Getty Research Portal Opens Up Access to Art History Resources

The Getty Research Institute has launched the new Getty Research Portal, providing global access to digitized art history texts in the public domain.

White House Petition on Open Access to Research

Sign the people's petition in support of public access to federally funded scientific research. For White House consideration 25,000 signatures are needed by June 21.

UCSF Implements Open Access Policy

The UCSF Academic Senate has voted to make electronic versions ofcurrent and future scientific articles freely available to the public.

What is Open Access and Why is the World Bank's Open Access Policy So Significant?

Effective July 1, the World bank will be adopting an Open Access Policy. "What the World Bank's Open Access Policy Means for Development" is a liveblog and webcast scheduled for Monday May 21, from 9:30-11am PST.

Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books May 3, 5pm, HSSB 6020

A talk by Robert Darnton (Director of the University Library, Harvard)on the Digital Public Library of America.