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.
Openness in scholarship and research in digital forms — where information is shared at no cost to readers, other researchers, or the public, and with minimal restrictions on reuse — is more common and more complicated today than ever before. We have open access articles and journals, and open source ...
June 29, 2017 • Neil Weingarten
Aside from being genuinely pernicious and problematic on its own terms, the predatory publishing problem creates extra frustrations to open access advocates by providing an easy mechanism for directing suspicion and ire at open access publishing generally. And while it’s frustrating when this sleight of hand is employed by known open access ...
April 5, 2017 • Neil Weingarten
UC Davis is one of twelve universities initially participating in a joint initiative of the Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and Association of American University Presses (AAUP) to provide support for the publication of open access monographs. The ...
March 16, 2017 • Neil Weingarten
The University of California Office of Scholarly Communication (OSC) and the University of California Libraries have jointly issued a statement responsive to concerns about the continued availability of government and government-hosted research, scholarship, and data. The unfettered exchange and careful ...
March 6, 2017 • Neil Weingarten