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New CDL Service, UC Postprint

Postprint Service, new UC eScholarship Service:

The University of California Libraries are pleased to announce a new service, Postprint, designed to broaden the recognition of UC research and scholarship. The Postprint service is an electronic reprint service offered through the California Digital Library's eScholarship program (

The eScholarship Postprint Service allows UC faculty and researchers to easily and seamlessly deposit authorized copies of one's most recent work to a website maintained by the California Digital Library. Ongoing access to these copies is open to readers around the world regardless of whether they or their institution subscribe to the journal in which the article originally appeared. This service is possible because several publishers have liberalized their copyright policies. These publishers offer authors the option to deposit the author's final version of the material submitted to the publisher (some permit a pdf from the journal publisher's web site) in an institutional repository like the CDL eScholarship Postprint Service.

The Postprint Service is open to all UC authors of peer-reviewed articles. To begin the process of populating the Postprint Service, the CDL has collected over 25,000 citations to articles published in 2004 with at least one UC author from publishers who usually permit depositing to repositories. Some UC Davis authors may have received an email from the CDL encouraging them to log on to web site and deposit their article in an appropriate format. During the coming months, CDL will be continue to search for additional citations and to send emails to appropriate UC authors.

The UC Davis University Library encourages faculty and researchers to participate in the new Postprint Service because it will improve the flow of scholarly communication. More information about the ongoing issues in scholarly publishing can be found at the UC Office of Scholarly Communication web site and at the UC Davis University Library's Scholarly Communication web site. Also, please contact your librarian subject specialist for information about the eScholarship services and questions about retaining your copyright.

Published: April 21, 2006


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