University of California Davis: University of California to Research Expanded Access to Digitized Books

University of California Davis: University of California to Research Expanded Access to Digitized Books. “The University of California libraries — which comprise the largest university research library in the world — are launching a landmark research project to investigate the potential for expanded lawful use of digitized books held by academic and research libraries. The Mellon Foundation is providing $1.1 million support for Project LEND (Library Expansion of Networked Delivery), a two-year project that the UC Davis Library will lead on behalf of the 10-campus UC system.”

Los Angeles Times: UC to pay full tuition for Native American students from federally recognized tribes

Los Angeles Times: UC to pay full tuition for Native American students from federally recognized tribes. “Many Native American students will receive free tuition at the University of California starting in the fall semester. In a letter sent to UC chancellors, President Michael V. Drake said that tuition will be covered for all California residents from federally recognized Native American, American Indian and Alaska Native tribes through existing state and university financial aid programs. Scholarships for residents from the state’s non-federally recognized tribes may be available through other organizations.”

Press-Telegram: Three CSU schools to begin semester online amid winter coronavirus surge

Press-Telegram: Three CSU schools to begin semester online amid winter coronavirus surge. “Three California State University campuses have announced they will start the semester online because of this winter’s omicron-fueled COVID-19 surge. Cal State Los Angeles, Sacramento State and CSU Channel Islands will all pivot to virtual to begin the spring semester, CSU spokeswoman Toni Molle said in an email Wednesday morning.”

Health Analytics: NIH Funds National Project to Promote COVID-19 Data Sharing

Health Analytics: NIH Funds National Project to Promote COVID-19 Data Sharing. “UC hospitals have received a $500,000 grant from NIH to enable COVID-19 data sharing on a national scale, allowing collaborations among researchers, providers, and patients. Led by the University of California, Irvine (UCI), leaders will manage a transfer of UC data on COVID-19 cases into the National COVID Cohort Collaborative’s (N3C) centralized data resource at the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.”

University of California: UC secures landmark open access deal with world’s largest scientific publisher

University of California: UC secures landmark open access deal with world’s largest scientific publisher. “The University of California today (March 16) announced a pioneering open access agreement with the world’s largest scientific publisher, Elsevier, making significantly more of the University’s research available to people worldwide — immediately and at no cost…. Under the four-year deal, all research with a UC lead author published in Elsevier’s extensive portfolio of hybrid and open access journals will be open access by default.”

NiemanLab: California State University’s student journalists launched a wire service to share their work with each other. Here’s how they did it.

NiemanLab: California State University’s student journalists launched a wire service to share their work with each other. Here’s how they did it.. “Cal State Student Newswire launched in March 2020 as a wire service for student publications in the California State University system. Over the last year, it’s evolved from a wire service to an experimental, collaborative initiative to produce journalism across all CSUs.”

EurekaAlert: Not-for-profit publisher makes big move toward open access science

EurekAlert: Not-for-profit publisher makes big move toward open access science. “Canadian Science Publishing (CSP)–a not-for-profit publisher of peer-reviewed STEM journals–is excited to announce a new transformative open access publishing agreement with the University of California (UC) that will offer unlimited open access publication for UC researchers publishing with its journals.”

Science Magazine: Huge open-access journal deal inked by University of California and Springer Nature

Science Magazine: Huge open-access journal deal inked by University of California and Springer Nature. “The University of California (UC) system today announced it has signed the biggest open-access (OA) deal in North America with one of the largest commercial scientific publishers. The agreement with Springer Nature includes a commitment by the publisher to explore making all articles that UC corresponding authors publish in the Nature family of journals immediately free to read on publication starting in 2022.”

University of California: Newly funded COVID-19 research aims to protect the most vulnerable

University of California: Newly funded COVID-19 research aims to protect the most vulnerable. “This week, UC announced the successful completion of a whirlwind effort to award $2 million in seed funding to research across the state aimed at mitigating the impact of COVID-19, particularly among those at greater risk for infection and adverse outcomes. The funds are being used to support rapid-response, high-impact research in vaccines, therapeutics, clinical management, epidemiology and other COVID-19 related areas to scientists across the state.”

PLOS Blogs: PLOS and the University of California announce open access publishing agreement

PLOS Blogs: PLOS and the University of California announce open access publishing agreement. “The Public Library of Science (PLOS) and the University of California (UC) today announced a two-year agreement that will make it easier and more affordable for UC researchers to publish in the nonprofit open access publisher’s suite of journals. By bringing together PLOS, one of the world’s leading native open access publishers, and UC, which accounts for nearly 10 percent of all U.S. publishing output, the pilot breaks new ground in the global movement to advance open access publishing and empower more authors to share their research with the world.”

University of California: University of California and JMIR Publications launch pilot to advance open access to UC research

University of California: University of California and JMIR Publications launch pilot to advance open access to UC research. “The University of California and JMIR Publications today announced a two-year partnership that will make it easier and more affordable for researchers from all 10 UC campuses to publish in one of JMIR’s 30+ open access journals. The pilot, which provides subsidies for faculty who publish with JMIR, is UC’s first such agreement with a native open access publisher.”

University of California: UC Response to Publisher Letter Opposing Immediate Open Access to Federally Funded Research

University of California: UC Response to Publisher Letter Opposing Immediate Open Access to Federally Funded Research. “Ivy Anderson and Jeff MacKie-Mason, who co-chair the team overseeing UC’s publisher negotiations strategy, have provided the following response to a recent open letter in which a number of commercial and society journal publishers voiced their opposition to a policy, rumored to be under discussion by the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy, that would require federally funded research be made freely available to the public immediately upon publication, rather than within 12 months as current policy stipulates.”

Daily Bruin: The UC and Elsevier are refusing to compromise at unacceptable cost to students

Daily Bruin: The UC and Elsevier are refusing to compromise at unacceptable cost to students. “The UC and Elsevier must find a middle ground and come to a reasonable agreement to renew their annual subscription – one that both sides can feel content with. And that doesn’t mean one side or the other getting their way; it means compromise – in the fullest sense of the word. Because every day that goes by without an agreement means more students are getting swindled for something that’s beyond their own control.”

Science: UC faculty members quit Cell Press editorial boards over impasse with publisher

Science: UC faculty members quit Cell Press editorial boards over impasse with publisher. “Some of the University of California’s (UC’s) most prominent scientists have announced they will resign from editorial boards of Cell Press to protest the continuing impasse between its owner, publishing giant Elsevier, and UC over subscription costs and open access to articles.”

UC faculty to Elsevier: Restart negotiations, or else (Berkeley News)

Berkeley News: UC faculty to Elsevier: Restart negotiations, or else. “A group of prominent University of California faculty say they will step away from the editorial boards of scientific journals published by Elsevier until the publishing giant agrees to restart negotiations, which stalled in February and left the 10-campus system without subscriptions to some of the world’s top scholarly journals.”