News: Scholarly communication

The Library’s Scholarly Communications Program leads initiatives to improve the sustainability, accessibility, and reach of scholarship at UC Davis and beyond.
It’s Open Access Week! In the spirit of increasing the accessibility, reusability, and global impact of scholarship here at Davis, here are three things to know about Open Access on campus. 1. Most articles authored at UC can ...
October 26, 2017 • Neil Weingarten
ResearchGate and the titans of scholarly publishing have had a rancorous couple of weeks. Publishers are sending, by their account, millions of copyright “takedown” notices—demands to remove content that online intermediaries are generally obliged to obey. And now Elsevier and the American Chemical Society have ...
October 22, 2017 • Neil Weingarten
UC Davis Library is now offering BrowZine! BrowZine is a web-based journal engagement platform and mobile app that enables you to quickly find, easily follow, and directly access the library’s licensed e-journals on any device. BrowZine visually presents the library’s e-journals in a browsable and readable format ...
October 19, 2017 • Amy Studer
Originally posted on the University of California Office of Scholarly Communication blog, August 2017. Who has the right to make your scholarship available? Who is able to read it? And who can disappear it? If you haven’t given these questions much thought to date, it is worth having a ...
August 17, 2017 • Neil Weingarten
I always recommend CC0 public domain waivers as the best practice for public data sharing. There are all sorts of good reasons why public domain waivers work better and more predictably than other alternatives, including the traditional Creative Commons license suite – but you can (and should!) read ...
August 9, 2017 • Neil Weingarten