Event: UCSF Open Access Policy

Open Access at UC: Maximizing the Reach, Visibility and Impact of Your Research

A Faculty Conversation on Scholarly Communication with Richard Schneider, UCSF. Introduced and moderated by Molly Van Houweling, Professor of Law, UC Berkeley

Tuesday, October 23
Education/Psychology Library, Tolman Hall

In May of this year, UCSF became the first UC campus to implement an open access policy. Under this new policy, electronic versions of all scientific articles authored by UCSF faculty are now to be made freely available to the public via eScholarship, an open access repository. The vote by the UCSF faculty senate was unanimous, making UCSF the largest scientific institution and the first public university to adopt an open access policy.

Please join us for a conversation with Richard Schneider who led the effort to pass and implement this landmark policy; find out how you can empower viable alternatives to the present system of scholarly communication, regain control over your publications, and increase the reach, visibility, and impact of your research.

Richard Schneider is an Associate Professor at UCSF and has chaired both the UCSF and UC Systemwide library committees of the Academic Senate.

Molly Van Houweling has been involved in open access issues as a member of Senate Library Committee and as a staff and board member of Creative Commons, a non-profit organization that facilitates sharing of knowledge and cultural resources through open licensing.

Faculty, students, researchers, and the public are invited to attend.
Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Library.

More on open access:

  • Publish Smart, Maximize Impact: open access week workshops on Wednesday, October 24 and Thursday, October 25 covering the Social Sciences, Sciences and Arts, Humanities and Area Studies
  • Open Access defined (from the UCB Library Collections Scholarly Communications page)
  • Open Access Week: a global event promoting Open Access as the new norm in scholarship and research.