From the University of California’s Office of Scholarly Communication announcement:
The University of California (UC) will be hosting an Open Access Tipping Point Public Forum in Washington, DC on August 29th from 2:00-4:30 pm EDT. This free, interactive public event is intended to advance understanding of the value and opportunities associated with negotiating, participating in, and supporting transformative open access agreements for all stakeholders in the scholarly publishing community – publishers, societies, funders, libraries, and academic authors. We hope you’ll join us!
The groups opposing the merger of Cengage and McGraw-Hill are growing. Textbook authors and SPARC, a “global coalition committed to making Open the default for research and education,” have joined a coalition of students to bring legislation and focus advocacy efforts on stopping the merger of the textbook publishing giants.
When Cengage and McGraw Hill announced the merger, the companies claimed it would promote affordability by increasing the use of access codes — where students pay to submit homework online, and automatically bill students for materials. However, due to the lack of other options, the combined company would be able to effectively lock students into paying to submit homework, and eliminate the used book market.
U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups, and partners submit letters to DOJ opposing Cengage -McGraw Hill merger. July 29, 2019
It is worth libraries being conscious of the growing role of Edtech in the schools, colleges and universities that they serve. IFLA has produced this briefing to outline the key ethical and security concerns for libraries to consider, and suggest some ways for libraries to promote responsible and ethical use of Edtech.
Contact us if you’d like to develop courses that include #OER and affordable course materials to ensure all of your students have access to the educational materials that you assign. Don’t add to the cost burden that students face! This campus is in a high cost housing area and we have high numbers of transfer students and low-income students. OER have been shown to lead to #studentsuccess #retention.
Good Publishing Practices and the Risks of Predatory Publishing workshop is brought to you (all UC San Diego faculty, staff and students) by the UC San Diego Library and the UC San Diego Research Compliance and Integrity Office (RCI) Research Compliance Hot Topics and Training Program.
In this session, you will be introduced to strategies and tools to avoid predatory publishers and conferences and to identify reputable publishing opportunities that are worth your time and resources. Questions? Contact scholcomm [at] ucsd [dot] edu
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Time: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm Location: Leichtag Auditorium, Room 107
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available through the UC Learning Center. Light refreshments will also be provided.
REGISTRATION (Register by August 19, 2019): To register, please click UC Learning Center for a direct link to the session registration. Select Register in the dropdown menu. Select Add and click Submit in the lower right corner of the page. You will receive an email registration confirmation.
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Content or location questions?
Is there a bug or barrier bothering you?
Just want to get your works in or help your academic community raise the visibility and access to their work?
Alainna Wrigley, Publication Management System Coordinator, and Justin Gondor, the Senior Product Manager, Publishing for the California Digital Library (CDL) will be here to answer questions and help you get as many items as you want into eScholarship. This is a hand-on session that we will repeat in late October for Open Access Week.
@tmvogel will be teaching the workshop that is open to all UC San Diego researchers, faculty, students, and staff.
May 8, 2019, 10:00 am – 11:30 am in the UC San Diego Library, Dunst Classroom.
Scholars and researchers are increasingly asked to explain the impact of their research, whether for promotion and tenure, or grant applications and reports, even for visa applications. This workshop will provide an overview of the tools available for gathering citation-based metrics (bibliometrics) and alternative metrics (altmetrics). We will cover their key features and caveats of, and share some examples of how this data can be incorporated into CVs, P&T files, and other places where you want to communicate your scholarly impact. While the focus is on journal articles, metrics for other sources will be briefly covered.