The Swedish Elsevier Cancellation Affect

Researchers from Swedish universities are looking at the impact of cancelling Elsevier contracts.

Consequences of Sweden Cancelling Elsevier : a presentation at the LIBER 2019 conference (June 27, 2019) by Lisa Olsson, Camila Hertil, Frida Jakobsson, and Lovisa Österlund.

The Surveys used to collect the data were posted by the same authors to figshare on Jan 31, 2019. Links are included to the press release, and FAQ on the cancellation and the assignment.

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

Open Access Tipping Point Public Forum Livestreaming!

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!

See the blog post for the livestreaming link and forum agenda.

UC San Diego is a KU #openaccess Hero

Image from page 200 of “Hill’s album of biography and art : containing portraits and pen-sketches… https://flic.kr/p/of2bGX

UC San Diego is the #10 Knowledge Unlatched (KU) Hero when it comes to total usage of KU Books on OAPEN and JSTOR in 2018! See the @KUnlatched Heroes graphic which also includes other Top 10 data on titles, publishers, etc.

About Knowledge Unlatched (KU): Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is committed to free access to academic content for readers around the world. The online platform is the central point of contact for libraries worldwide to support open access models, publication collections of leading publishing houses and new OA initiatives.

Historic and Scientific Publications from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography now available OA via the HathiTrust Digital Library

By Amy Butros, @ucsdlibrary Subject Specialist for Earth and Marine Sciences and @Scripps_Ocean Liaison.

The HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository with content from a large number of international partners, libraries, institutions, including Google and the Internet Archive. University of California is one of the HathiTrust partners collaborating to improve access to and promote preservation of scholarly materials both digital and print, in a variety of formats.

The UC San Diego Library’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography Collection is the second largest collection in HathiTrust, containing over 111,350 items, books, technical reports, and series in oceanography, earth & marine sciences, plus Scripps Institution of Oceanography publications, with over 21,050 items available open access (OA), full text online viewing and downloading.

Recently, after processing of copyright permission, via a Creative Commons license, a large collection of Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) created and produced publications became available as OA.  These SIO publications, currently over 500 volumes, are mainly series such as annual reports, technical reports, the SIO Bulletin, plus books covering the significant accomplishments of the institution and evolution of oceanography.  These SIO publications are now available for full text access, with the number of items in the SIO Collection growing when authors and publishing groups, rights holders, allow access to their publications by completing the HathiTrust Creative Commons Declaration Form.

This collection includes the highly cited historic publication: Bulletin of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the popular series containing landmark papers and technical reports, SIO Reference Series, plus many data rich reports such as the California Coastal Data Collection Program, and the SIO Center for Coastal Studies’ Cruise Reports.

 

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

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.

Plan S

A group of 10 European research funders, supported by the European Commission and the European Research Council released plans to mandate a move to full, immediate Open Access for all of their funded research articles by January 1, 2020. Citing the detrimental effects of paywalls on the progress of science, a new document, “Plan S,” calls for “research publications that are generated through research grants to be made fully and immediately open, and not monetized in any way.” SPARC announcement

2019-01-24 UPDATE 

Harvard Library and MIT Libraries provide recommendations for Plan S implementation

Why Society and Not-For-Profit Journals Are Worth Preserving: Better Economic and Continuing Value for the Community (2018-12-06) and related by Martin Paul Eve, How Learned Societies Could Flip to Open Access, With No Author-Facing Charges, Using a Consortial Model, (2018-01-21). also cyber.harvard.edu/hoap/Societies_and_Open_Access_Research 

Plan S: “China Backs Bold Plan to Tear Down Journal Paywalls” (2018-12-05)

Plan S: Impact on Society Publishers” Scholarly Kitchen (2018-12-05)

Towards a Plan S gap analysis? (2) Gold open access journals in WoS and DOAJ (2018-12-05) Follows Towards a Plan S gap analysis? (1) Open access potential across disciplines (2018-12-05)

Peter SuberThoughts on Plan S First see the plan itself: cOAlition S: Making Open Access a Reality by 2020

Martin Eve: Dial S for Strategy

Danny KingsleyRelax everyone, Plan S is just the beginning of the discussion and Most Plan S principles are not contentious (2018-09-12)

Own work; Shaw, Henry: “Alphabets & Numbers of the Middle Ages” (1845) FROM THE GOLDEN BIBLE, printed at Augsburg[1] https://archive.org/details/handbookofmediae00shawrich

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.

CP2OA18

Plans are in full swing for the Choosing Pathways to Open Access or CP2OA18 happening on the UC Berkeley campus on October 16-17, 2018. #cp2oa18 @UCB_ScholComm

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Sponsored by the UC Libraries, librarians from several of the UC campuses and several California Digital Library (CDL) staff are knee-deep in planning efforts to engage library decision-makers across the United States.

CP2OA18 is a “free two-day working forum for North American library or consortium leaders and key academic stakeholders centered on action-focused deliberations about redirecting subscription and other funds toward sustainable open access publishing.”

We’ve created a CP2OA18 reading list at the UC San Diego Library, starting with the Choosing Pathways Toolkit in addition to incorporating suggested resources and citations gathered from the various reports.The CP2OA working group will distribute preparation materials in coming months.

For updates, please watch this space.

For more information, contact or scholcomm [at] ucsd [dot] edu or scholcomm [at] berkeley [dot] edu