More OA Pathways: The Elsevier Chapter

Collecting and updating the public news about Elsevier negotiations and possible exit, with a University of California focus.

Key Resources:

  1. Update on the UC’s Negotiations with Academic Journal Publishers and Potential Impacts in January 2019

  2. UC and Elsevier FAQhttps://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/open-access-at-uc/publisher-negotiations/journal-negotiations-faqs/
  3. UC alternative access informationhttps://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/open-access-at-uc/publisher-negotiations/alternative-access-to-articles/
  4. UC San Diego alternative access informationhttps://ucsd.libguides.com/elsevier

2018-12-30

UC IS LEADING THE FIGHT FOR OPEN ACCESS TO RESEARCH, OpEd by UC San Diego’s faculty member, Eric Bakovic on December 30, 2018 in the The Mercury News (San Jose, CA) Authors: Eric Bakovic, Christopher M. Kelty and Karen Ottemann . UCSD access to OpEd through database subscriptions.

2018-12-30 International alignment across open access initiatives, funders and research organisations for a complete and immediate open access

There is an “urgent need to accelerate the transition to open access.” This post lists scholarly communications initiatives and developments regarding Elsevier led by the University of California.

2018-12-20 Elsevier willing to compensate editors to prevent them from ‘flipping’

“With Plan S rapidly approaching the editorial boards of some journals are considering leaving the paywalled journals at major publishing houses and ‘flip’ their journal to open access. To prevent editors from leaving, Elsevier now appears to be willing to pay editors considerable yearly amounts to stay on.”

2018-12-19 Max Planck Digital Library to discontinue the Society’s Elsevier subscription

“The Max Planck Society, one of the world’s largest research performing organizations, counting 14,000 scientists who publish 12K new research articles a year—around 1500 of which in Elsevier journals, has mandated the Max Planck Digital Library to discontinue the Society’s Elsevier subscription when the current agreement expires on December 31, 2018.

With this move the Society joins nearly 200 universities and research institutions in Germany who have already cancelled their individual agreements with Elsevier and affirmed their support of the national-level Projekt DEAL negotiations seeking transformative agreements as a strategy to drive large scale transition of scholarly publishing to open access.

As no sustainable offer meeting DEAL’s fundamental criteria for transformation has been forthcoming, negotiations are suspended and Elsevier cut off access last July. Despite the immediate implication of lack of access to new Elsevier content from January 1, 2019, the Max Planck Society’s researchers and highest level administration provided their full support in the decision. “DEAL is fully in line with the objectives of the OA2020 Initiative, which is strongly supported by the Max Planck Society,” emphasized MPS President Martin Stratmann.” Read the full press release here– Max Planck Digital Library

2018-12-19 UC San Diego post  Update on the UC’s Negotiations with Academic Journal Publishers and Potential Impacts in January 2019

CC-BY-NC 4.0 Allegra Swift. 2018

UC Libraries Journal Negotiations: FAQs

2018-12-12  In Talks With Elsevier, UCLA Reaches for a Novel Bargaining Chip: Its Faculty  – Faculty asked to suspend peer review.

2018-12-07 In UC’s battle with the world’s largest scientific publisher, the future of information is at stake. By Michael Hiltzik

Feb 7, 2019 is Academic-Led Publishing Day #ALPubDay

Academic-Led Publishing Day is a global digital event to foster discussions about how members of the scholarly community can develop and support academic-led publishing initiatives. Academic-Led publishing refers to scholarly publishing initiatives wherein one or more academic organizations control decisions pertaining to copyright, distribution, and publishing infrastructure. The goal of Academic-Led Publishing Day is to create an open dialogue about academic-led publishing programs and funding models – both current and potential – and to raise awareness about the roles and capabilities of different stakeholders in this space. The day will consist of virtual and in-person events, social media discussions, and a collection of blog posts and relevant resources.

What are you going to publish #UCSD? How can Scholarly Communication at the Library help?

OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians

Looking forward to reading this #OER guide! Especially the chapters on intersections of #scholcomm and #infolit, and social justice.

Wesolek, Andrew; Lashley, Jonathan; and Langley, Anne, “OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians” (2018). Pacific University Press. 3.
https://commons.pacificu.edu/pup/3

Description

We intend this book to act as a guide writ large for would-be champions of OER, that anyone—called to action by the example set by our chapter authors—might serve as guides themselves. The following chapters tap into the deep experience of practitioners who represent a meaningful cross section of higher education institutions in North America. It is our hope that the examples and discussions presented by our authors will facilitate connections among practitioners, foster the development of best practices for OER adoption and creation, and more importantly, lay a foundation for novel, educational excellence.

Also useful for advocacy is the SPARC page on successful OER adoption models by academic libraries.

CFP for the Florida OER Summit 2019 Poster Session

The Florida OER Summit Executive Advisory Committee is pleased to invite proposal submissions for the OER Summit 2019 Poster Session.  The 2019 summit will be held February 27th and 28th at the Sheraton Orlando North (600 North Lake Destiny Rd., Maitland, FL 32751) and is designed for attendees to learn how to implement the use of OER at their college or university.  Accepted posters will be featured during the evening reception of the first day.


Topics of interest for this year’s summit:

1.      How institutions implemented and organized OER through grants, partnerships, etc.

2.      Staff and Faculty OER training

3.      How to locate and organize library OER resources

4.      How to locate peer reviewed ancillaries

5.      Develop ancillary materials to track OER usage

6.      Key instructional design issues related to the development of OER courses

We encourage submissions to include handouts, resources, and a better understanding of how to implement OER within attendee’s institutions. Poster proposals will be due on January 11, 2019Submissions will be received online.

If you have any questions about the proposal process or summit please contact Rebel Cummings-Sauls, rsauls@flvc.org.  We are seeking vendors or organizations interested in sponsoring the 2019 Summit.

Consider registering early as we anticipate increased participation from last year.

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

Open Access Week 2018 at UC San Diego

Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge for #openaccessweek

Open Access Week 2018October 22-28 | UC San Diego Library | @UCSDScholCom #openaccessweek

ORCiD CREATE-N-UPDATE-A-THON

Register, connect, and use your researcher ID in grants, data, publications and other academic activities. Sign-up or update your ORCiD – we’ll show you how, get a cookie, and the department with the most ORCiDs wins a prize!

Tuesday, October 23  • 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Table 1: Next to Club Med and Telemedicine
Table 2: Next to the Mandeville Coffee cart

Thursday, October 25  • 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Table 3: In front of RIMAC

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PUBLISHING DECISIONS: CHOOSING PUBLICATION PATHWAYS THAT WORK FOR YOU

Wednesday, Oct. 24 • Noon – 1 p.m. • Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Find out what the UC and the UC San Diego Library offer to ease and open up your publishing opportunities. Hear from Dan Morgan, Publisher . about the latest efforts to transition to open access publishing.

Lunch will be provided so registration is required (contact us)

October 25, 2018 at 3:00pm, in the Geisel Library Seuss Room – screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, directed by @jason_schmitt Chair of COMM & Media at Clarkson University.

PAYWALL: THE BUSINESS OF SCHOLARSHIP FILM SCREENING

Thursday, Oct. 25  • 3 – 5 p.m. • Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Paywall is a documentary film that investigates the need for open access to research and science. Light refreshments will be served.

Happy Peer Review Week Sept. 10-15, 2018

#diversity in Peer Review

It doth appear, you are a worthy judge
https://flic.kr/p/owhGGf

 – Scholars spend 68,500,000 hours/year performing peer review. The US federal minimum wage is $7.25/hour. Scholars deserve more than that, but take it as a starting point. That’s a gift to publishers of at least $496,625,000/year in free labor. + a few qualifications Suber posted here

Peer reviewers unmasked: largest global survey reveals trends

Scientists in emerging economies respond fastest to peer review invitations, but are invited least.

Free Webinar: Open Science as a Movement: Mozilla’s efforts to build community and open leadership in science

#OpenScience as a Movement: Mozilla’s efforts to build community and open leadership in science with Stephanie Wright,@mozilla 

Register here  | Sponsored by @DataONEorg

Tuesday September 11th

9 am Pacific / 10 am Mountain / 11am Central / 12 noon Eastern

Our goal at Mozilla Science Lab is to maximize access to papers, data, code, and materials so anyone can read and contribute, while also building a community for researchers advocating from openness and collaboration. On the Open Leadership & Engagement team we achieve this by employing open-science events, training leaders, and developing education materials in an effort to make research more open and accessible and help science reach its full potential.

 

Stephanie Wright leads the Mozilla Science program on the Open Leadership & Engagement team of the Mozilla Foundation, funded by the Sloan Foundation, the Helmsley Charitable Trust, and the Siegel Family Endowment. Her team at Mozilla focuses on hosting events such as Working Open Workshops, the annual Global Sprint and Mozfest events, Open Leadership Trainings, developing educational resources such as the Open Data Training Program, and building a community of leaders through Mozilla Fellowships and other activities. Prior to Mozilla, Stephanie worked for the University of Washington where she developed and led the Libraries Research Data Services Unit, served as a Senior Data Science Fellow at the UW’s eSciences Institute, and co-authored the Librarian Outreach Kit as part of the Community Engagement & Outreach Working Group for DataONE.