University of California Libraries Announce Open Access Publishing Fund Pilot
From CDLINFO News:
The UC Libraries are pleased to announce new campus-based open access fund pilots to support UC faculty members who wish to make their research findings immediately and freely available to the public. Funded in part by the California Digital Library, these new open access funds will help pay the article processing charges for UC authors who want to make their articles available via open access publishing.
The business models for some open access journals shifts the cost of publication from subscriptions to authors by charging the author an article processing fee. In many fields, particularly the sciences, that fee is then charged to a research grant. Recognizing that not all scholars have grant monies to draw on, the California Digital Library has collaborated with UC campus libraries to develop this pilot program.
The UC campuses participating in this pilot are listed below.
- Berkeley: Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (since 2008)
- Davis: UC Davis Open Access Fund Pilot
- Irvine: UCI Libraries Open Access Publishing Fund
- Merced: UC Merced Open Access Fund Pilot
- San Diego: UC San Diego Open Access Fund (Pilot)
- San Francisco: UCSF Open Access Fund
- Santa Barbara: UC Santa Barbara Open Access Fund Pilot
- Santa Cruz: UCSC Open Access Fund Pilot
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.