OA textbooks published at the UCs

UC Berkeley Library just announced the recent publication of an #OER #opentextbook resulting from their @UCBerkekyLib faculty grant program. The library used @pressbooks as a platform for “Interpreting Love Narratives in East Asian Literature & Film.”

CC-BY-SA John Wallace https://berkeley.pressbooks.pub/interpretinglovenarratives/

Bending the Curve: Climate Change Solutions for the multi UC campus course, Bending the Curve is edited by UC San Diego’s Veerabhadran Ramanathan has previews (OA June 2020) on the UC Office of the President’s section of eScholarship. One of our faculty contacted us to get access so that he can use the preprints for his Fall 2019 semester class!

CC-BY-NC-SA The UC Regents https://escholarship.org/uc/bending_the_curve_digital_textbook

The UCs & Elsevier

Today (August 2, 2019), the UC negotiating team issued a fact-check of Elsevier’s claims in their multi-pronged messaging campaign.

Understand the reasons behind the UC’s efforts to ensure access to research generated at our campuses and practice fiscal responsibility for the research funding provided by taxpayer dollars. Open Statement: Why UC terminated journal negotiations with Elsevier (March 2019)

Have questions? Talk to your librarian!

Another Elsevier journal editorial board leaves over access disputes

Inside Higher Ed article describes actions by Journal of Informetrics editors:

Editorial Mutiny at Elsevier Journal

“Following in the footsteps of linguistics journal Lingua, the editorial board of the Elsevier-owned Journal of Informetrics has resigned and launched a rival journal that will be free for all to read.” By Lindsay McKenzie January 14, 2019

Checkout the new journal launched today, Quantitative Science Studies.!

“The entire editorial board of the Elsevier-owned Journal of Informetrics resigned Thursday in protest over high open-access fees, restricted access to citation data and commercial control of scholarly work.”

ELpub Conference CFP due 2019 Jan 21

The call for papers for Elpub conference that will take place in Marseille, France, June 2-4 2019. The deadline for submitting abstracts is the 21st of January. The topic of the conference this year is bibliodiversity. I’d heartily recommend going and not just because it’s in France.

Image from https://elpub2019.hypotheses.org/134

UMN Libraries launches an OA journal, Public Health Review

An impressive new open access journal offers publishing opportunities for students. The Public Health Review is a student-led, peer reviewed, open access public health journal that is published by the University of Minnesota Libraries.

All graduate students, undergraduate students with high-quality work, alumni, and professionals with a public health perspective are invited to submit content to this Journal that highlights or focuses on a public health topic or issue.

Common topics include: Health Policy, Public Health Practice, Public Health Medicine, Epidemiology, Biological statistics, Community Health, Environmental Health, Global Health, Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, Toxicology, and Emergency Care.

2018 Editorial Board, From left to right Emily Nagel (Copy Editor), Kellen Schalter (Marketing Editor), Fadzai Manungo (Founding Co-Executive Editor), Amelia Harju (Founding Co-Executive Editor), Mariana Tuttle (Managing Editor), Allison Danish (Production Editor). Not pictured: Kelsey Schertz (Copy Editor).

Scalar Workshop at CSU Dominguez Hills, February 26, 2019 from 10AM-1:00PM

CSU Dominguez Hills will be holding a Scalar workshop for interested librarians and faculty members. If you are unfamiliar with Scalar ( @anvcscalar ‏) it is a free, open source publishing platform for creating born-digital scholarship. Developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture at USC, Scalar is, as noted on their website, “designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required.” An introduction to Scalar could be beneficial for any librarian supporting faculty in the creation of digital scholarship.

The workshop is free (parking excepted), and lunch will be served. Space is limited, and so if you are interested in attending, please contact Dana Ospina  @dsospina ) at your earliest convenience. Please feel free to forward to faculty on your campuses. Thank you, and please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!

Scalar Workshop with Curtis Fletcher, Associate Director, Ahmanson Lab, Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, USC Libraries

  • February 26, 10AM-1:00PM
  • The University Library, CSU Dominguez Hills
  • Carson, CA 90747

Dana Ospina 

Digital Initiatives Librarian

University Library

CSU Dominguez Hills | Carson, CA 90747

MDPI´s Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP) with the University of California, San Diego

UC San Diego Library participates in the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP) and recently signed on for the advanced program.
What does this mean for our authors?
The advanced program grants a 25% discount on the APC. With the 25% discount affiliated authors will save around 200 USD per published paper, on average.
Over 30 UC San Diego authors have taken advantage of this publishing discount in 2018 to date.

CC-BY 4.0 Vectortoons on Wikimediacommons

Publishing Opportunity in Linguistics: L2 Journal from UC Berkeley

So excited for this new series from the UC Office of Scholarly Communication series, Open MIc. Open Mic is a new, informal interview series with editors of open access journals.

L2 Journal editors on the rapidly growing field of applied linguistics, the challenges of transhumanism, and the power of open access.

In this Open Mic interview with UC Berkeley’s L2 Journal of applied linguistics, we spoke with founder, General Editor, and Professor of German Claire Kramsch; Managing Editor and French Department PhD student Emily Linares; and Mark Kaiser, Associate Director of the Berkeley Language Center, which sponsors the journal, and creator of the BLC Library of Foreign Language Film Clips. (The original sponsor of L2 Journal was the UC Consortium for Language Learning & Teaching.)

L2 Journal is an open access, fully refereed, interdisciplinary journal that aims to promote the research and the practice of language learning and teaching. The journal is published on the eScholarship platform, available free of charge (for readers and authors) on the internet. and supported by the Berkeley Language Center.

The Week in Review 2018-07-13

Oppose an Amendment to Decrease Funding for NEH!

Late last night [July 17, 2018], the House began consideration of the Grothman amendment, which would cut the budget of the NEH by 15% or nearly $23 million.

This afternoon [July 18, 2018], the House of Representatives will consider an amendment to the FY 2019 Interior Appropriations bill that would cut the budget of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by 15% or nearly $23 million.

If we can defeat this amendment, the House will then proceed with a vote on an Interior Appropriations bill that will increase the NEH’s budget by $2 million.

Call or write your Representative to oppose this amendment. Learn more about the amendment to reduce NEH funding here.

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LPForum2018 slides, videos, & reflections. Bonus: LPForum2019 news

Shared by Matt Ruen, Grand Valley State University and Chair of LPF Program Committee

This year’s Library Publishing Forum (May 21-23, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities) was a huge success, with:

Enormous thanks are due to our hosts, our sponsors, the Library Publishing Coalition Program Committee (listed below), and the library publishing community for making this our best Library Publishing Forum ever!

Slides and Recordings Available

Presenter slides and recordings from our video livestream are now available on the Forum program page and on the preconference page.

Reflections

We invited a number of community members to write reflections on the Forum and/or the preconference, and had a great response! Check out the following posts on the LPC Blog:

Still to come: reflections from the 2017-19 LPC Fellows and the LPC-AUPresses Cross-Pollination Award recipients. Keep an eye on the LPC Blog and our Twitter account!

2019 Library Publishing Forum

Join us May 8-10, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia for the 2019 Library Publishing Forum! Our first Forum in Canada, it will be hosted by LPC member institution Simon Fraser University at their Harbour Centre campus in downtown Vancouver.

2020 Library Publishing Forum

Interested in hosting the Forum on your campus? Check out our call for proposals, open through August 31, 2018.

About the Library Publishing Forum

The Library Publishing Forum is an annual conference bringing together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; and to strengthen and promote this community of practice. The Forum includes representatives from a broad, international spectrum of academic library backgrounds, as well as groups that collaborate with libraries to publish scholarly works, including publishing vendors, university presses, and scholars. The Forum is sponsored by the Library Publishing Coalition, but you do not need to be a member of the LPC to attend.

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International Journal of Open Educational Resources (IJOER) will be freely accessible via our upcoming website, with article submissions available through an online portal. We are very excited to contribute to the OER movement with our new journal.

Call for Proposals and to recruit Editorial Board Members

Initial goals are to:
-build an Editorial Board made up of international leaders in OER
-solicit article submissions for our upcoming fall 2018 issue.

A brief description of the International Journal of Open Education Resources (IJOER)

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The following notice was sent by Carmen MItchell, Scholarly Communication Librarian at California State University San Marcos

Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC) seeks a Reviews Co-Editor to continue and expand a program of reviewing scholarship, platforms and tools, and programs and courses whose subject matter is directly connected to the publication scope of JLSC. The Reviews Co-Editor will serve a four-year term (2018-2022), staggered with the other Co-Editor, Carmen Mitchell, Scholarly Communication Librarian at California State University, San Marcos (2017-2021).

Call for applications by August 17, 2018 for JLSC Reviews Co-Editor

JLSC is currently accepting applications for a Reviews Co-Editor to continue and expand a program of reviewing scholarship, platforms and tools, and programs and courses  whose subject matter is directly connected to the publication scope of JLSC. See “More Announcements” for the full call.

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Open Access Week is shaping up at the UC San Diego Library

 

 

 

Open Access Psychology Publishing Opportunites

This caught our eye as we look for #openaccess publishing opportunities with #low2noAPC

PsychOpen – The European Open-Access Publishing Platform for Psychology

PsychOpen is operated by the Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information and publishes open-access content in the field of psychology on behalf of professional bodies, institutions and learned societies to foster the visibility of psychological research. PsychOpen welcomes a variety of publication types: journals, monographs, clinical reports, etc. from all areas of psychology and its related disciplines including scholarly as well as professional topics. PsychOpen is free of charge to authors and readers.

Read more about PsychOpen and about the journals published by PsychOpen.