Session Title

Open Access at the University of California

Location

KIPJ D

Session Type

Event

Start Date

29-4-2015 1:00 PM

End Date

29-4-2015 1:45 PM

Abstract

The University of California faculty Senate adopted an Open Access Policy to cover their research scholarly publications in July 2013, and solicited the California Digital Library (CDL) to help with the discovery and distribution of UC authored published articles. In support of the Open Access Policy, CDL and the Office of Scholarly Communications have partnered with the ten UC campuses to implement the Open Access Policy directives to make the scholarly articles widely available. The UC Open Access Policy timeline began with three pilot campuses (Irvine, Los Angeles, and San Francisco) to serve as early implementers. In 2013-2014, the faculty were asked to use a manual submission process to add their publications voluntarily or have work within their departments to have their publications added to eScholarship, the institutional repository for University of California. The second phase began in early 2015 with an automated system (UC Publications Management System) that collects publication citation metadata and provides assistance for uploading scholarly articles into eScholarship. This case study details the timeline for development of local campus communications at Irvine and San Diego, offers strategies for faculty outreach, demonstrates various marketing and advertising methods, and discusses the options for assessing the implementation of the UC Open Access Policy at the campus level.

Contextualization, understanding and active communication are the signs of relevant robust activity. In this case study approach to how the UC Irvine Libraries have executed campus involvement and engagement in promoting the participation levels of disseminating scholarly outputs, we have learned many things that can be defined as stemming from those arenas. Faculty are not inclined to do this independently, so we needed to create an organizational plan that would allow them a simple and direct way to submit their academic output, be it journal articles or other information products, to learn more about scholarly communication processes and comply with the institutional and funding source mandates for Open Access now in effect. The Library created a centralized workplan led by the Scholarly Communication Coordinator, taking advantage of the University of California’s California Digital Library (CDL) toolkit and based on communication and outreach, allowing for each subject librarian to lead the effort with their assigned units and determine what academic outputs met the criteria for expedited processing. Subject librarians were responsible for educating their academic affiliates about the advantages and challenges associated with making their scholarly outputs available via institutional repositories and promoting the Open Access mandate that the University of California adopted. The focus of this presentation is how librarians adopted the challenge of conveying the values and processes associated with Open Access into a unified collection and service orientation that will over time describe more of the scholarly content authored by our faculty and research community and continue to develop plans for communicating eResearch and digital publishing. The field of hope is expansive and allows for ongoing refinements as the current models will likely experience.

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Apr 29th, 1:00 PM Apr 29th, 1:45 PM

Open Access at the University of California

KIPJ D

The University of California faculty Senate adopted an Open Access Policy to cover their research scholarly publications in July 2013, and solicited the California Digital Library (CDL) to help with the discovery and distribution of UC authored published articles. In support of the Open Access Policy, CDL and the Office of Scholarly Communications have partnered with the ten UC campuses to implement the Open Access Policy directives to make the scholarly articles widely available. The UC Open Access Policy timeline began with three pilot campuses (Irvine, Los Angeles, and San Francisco) to serve as early implementers. In 2013-2014, the faculty were asked to use a manual submission process to add their publications voluntarily or have work within their departments to have their publications added to eScholarship, the institutional repository for University of California. The second phase began in early 2015 with an automated system (UC Publications Management System) that collects publication citation metadata and provides assistance for uploading scholarly articles into eScholarship. This case study details the timeline for development of local campus communications at Irvine and San Diego, offers strategies for faculty outreach, demonstrates various marketing and advertising methods, and discusses the options for assessing the implementation of the UC Open Access Policy at the campus level.

Contextualization, understanding and active communication are the signs of relevant robust activity. In this case study approach to how the UC Irvine Libraries have executed campus involvement and engagement in promoting the participation levels of disseminating scholarly outputs, we have learned many things that can be defined as stemming from those arenas. Faculty are not inclined to do this independently, so we needed to create an organizational plan that would allow them a simple and direct way to submit their academic output, be it journal articles or other information products, to learn more about scholarly communication processes and comply with the institutional and funding source mandates for Open Access now in effect. The Library created a centralized workplan led by the Scholarly Communication Coordinator, taking advantage of the University of California’s California Digital Library (CDL) toolkit and based on communication and outreach, allowing for each subject librarian to lead the effort with their assigned units and determine what academic outputs met the criteria for expedited processing. Subject librarians were responsible for educating their academic affiliates about the advantages and challenges associated with making their scholarly outputs available via institutional repositories and promoting the Open Access mandate that the University of California adopted. The focus of this presentation is how librarians adopted the challenge of conveying the values and processes associated with Open Access into a unified collection and service orientation that will over time describe more of the scholarly content authored by our faculty and research community and continue to develop plans for communicating eResearch and digital publishing. The field of hope is expansive and allows for ongoing refinements as the current models will likely experience.