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

Radical Open Access II – The Ethics of Care

This year’s Radical OA conference includes UC speakers, Chris Kelty (UCLA), Christopher Newfield (UCSB), Eileen Joy (UCSB).

Radical Open Access II – The Ethics of Care

Two days of critical discussion about creating a more diverse and equitable future for open access

The Post Office
Coventry University
June 26-27 2018 

Organised by Coventry University’s postdigital arts and humanities research centre: The Post Office, a project of the Centre for Postdigital Cultures

Attendance and participation is free of charge but registration is mandatory. Register here.

Co-curators: Culture Machine, Mattering Press, Memory of the World/Public Library, meson press, Open Humanities Press, punctum books, POP

Speakers: Denisse Albornoz, Janneke Adema, Laurie Allen, Angel Octavio Alvarez Solís, Bodó Balázs, Kirsten Bell, George Chen, Jill Claassen, Joe Deville, Maddalena Fragnito, Valeria Graziano, Eileen Joy, Chris Kelty, Christopher Long, Kaja Marczewska, Frances McDonald, Gabriela Méndez-Cota, Samuel Moore, Tahani Nadim, Christopher Newfield, Sebastian Nordhoff, Lena Nyahodza, Alejandro Posada, Reggie Raju, Václav Štětka, Whitney Trettien

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PhD candidate takes advantage of UC San Diego publishing partnerships

The UC San Diego Library is engaged in another recent partnership to leverage publishing opportunities for our campus that support sustainable Open Access publishing. We are seeing engagement as we get notices from the publisher about our authors recent OA publications.

Image credit: The Great Flood of 1927 by Gil Cohen. National Guard, U.S. Govt. work

Ned Randolph published “River Activism, “Levees-Only” and the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927” DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17645/mac.v6i1.1179 in Media and Communication published by Cogitatio Press. Not only does he retain copyright and licenses his work with Creative Commons license, but he has seen 240 views and 29 downloads since publishing in open access on February 9, 2018! That’s 29 downloads in three days!!

Ned Randolph is a Communication Studies PhD candidate at the University of California, San Diego.

UC San Diego 2nd highest usage of any institution in North America and 7th highest usage worldwide!

As part of UC San Diego Library’s ongoing support for Open Access, the library pledges funds to “unlatch” books in partnership with Knowledge Unlatched. We are more than pleased to learn that our support has made some impact!

From @KUnlatched Publicity & Communications:

Knowledge Unlatched presents its Open Access Heroes 2018 Berlin, 12th February 2018. Knowledge Unlatched (KU) has released its OpenAccess Heroes for 2017. The “KU Heroes” for 2017, including those institutions worldwide where the highest usage of KU titles in 2017 was recorded. UC San Diego saw the second highest usage of any institution in North America and the seventh highest usage worldwide (based on downloads from the OAPEN and JSTOR platforms)!KU_Heroes_2018

Check back with KU as they will be announcing the title lists for KU Select 2018 at the end of April, including books and journals not only in HSS but also in STEM for the first time. They’ll also be launching new partnerships with Luminos (University of California Press), OpenEdition (French language content), HAU Books (Anthropology) and Open Commons of Phenomenology (Philosophy).