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Could subscriptions for academic journals go the way of pay phones?

November 4, 2016

Deputy University Librarian, Donald Barclay, explains the OA 2020 (Open Access) initiative and discusses whether this proposed model might work. View the complete article in The Conversation 25 October 2016.

eScholarship Resources

November 4, 2016

eScholarship is an scholarly publishing service made available by the California Digital Library (CDL).

Cognitive Science Society Proceedings Hosted at eScholarship

October 24, 2016

The UC Merced Library recently began working with cognitive science Professor Michael Spivey to bring the Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society’s Annual Conference to eScholarship, UC’s Open Access publishing platform.

Luminos Open Access Model for Book Publishing

December 14, 2015

The University of California Press recently announced its first five scholarly monographs published through Luminos -- its Open Access publishing program for books. This new digital publishing program operates on a model of shared financial support with titles funded through UC Press contributions, funds from Luminos Member Libraries, and a title publication fee provided by authors. Excess revenues are used to build a waiver fund for use by future authors. Luminos provides authors the opportunity to increase their readership, especially by global audiences, due to the open access designation.