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Announcing Three New Open Access Publishing Agreements
Author: Jerrold Shiroma

August 1, 2022

The UC Libraries are pleased to announce three new open access publishing agreements. The first supports open access publishing with the technical professional organization IEEE, which is among the largest publishers of UC research. The second is an extension of UC’s 2020 agreement with Springer Nature that adds funding support for open access publishing in the prestigious Nature journals; previously only titles in the Springer portfolio were eligible. The third agreement is with SAGE Publishing, one of the largest publishers of UC research in the social sciences and humanities. For more information about these open access agreements, as well as other agreements scholarly publishers, please visit the UC Office of Scholarly Communications Press Room.

UC Reaches Open Access Agreement with Springer Nature- A Letter to the Academic Community from University Librarian, Haipeng Li

January 20, 2021

The open access agreement with Springer Nature allows UC authors to publish their research freely across Springer Nature journals.

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UC Newsroom: "A digital library revolution takes flight " by Michelle Simone

May 15, 2020

In the recent UC Newsroom article, "A digital library revolution takes flight" written by Michelle Simone, COVID-19 has changed and expanded the way UC libraries provide access to scholarly content and resources - previously accessed behind library doors. Resources like the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service allows users access to over 13 million titles- directly to their computer screens. Read more...

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HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service: Read Copyrighted Books for the Duration of the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order

April 10, 2020

UC Merced users have access to electronic books through the HathiTrust Digital Library's Emergency Temporary Access Services (HT ETAS).

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Publishers Offer Free Scholarly Access in Response to COVID-19

March 18, 2020

As the COVID-19 global public health crisis evolves, publishers like Gale and Project MUSE are offering free access to scholarly resources and additional content for students and educators.

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UC Merced Library and Campus Partners Promote Open Access- Open Access Week 2019

October 16, 2019

The UC Merced Library and campus partners will promote open access to research articles during several events as part of Open Access Week 2019. Deputy University Librarian Donald Barclay discusses the importance of an open access the full article and view the events schedule.

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Movie Night- The Internet's Own Boy

October 9, 2019

Join Movie Night and the screening of The Internet's Own Boy, the story of Aaron Swartz and ideas about freedom of information and the internet. An Open Access Week Event.

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A Guide to Success in Scientific Publishing

October 7, 2019

UPDATED EVENT DETAILS! Michal N Dawson, Editor-in-Chief- Journal of Biogeography will lead a workshop on November 14, 2019 sharing his perspectives for those who are interested in publishing their first work or those who are simply interested in learning more about the process.

The Joy of Search: Research with Open Content

October 4, 2019

Join The Joy of Search: Research with Open Content with Google's Senior Research Scientist for Search Quality and User Happiness, Daniel Russell. Hear from Daniel what Google's searchers think about open content and why open access is not yet the perfect solution to all information access problems.

Punctum Books: Experimental Publishing & Unconventional Scholarlship- A Talk with Eileen Joy

September 26, 2019

Join Eileen Joy, co-founder and publisher of Punctum Books, for a talk about innovative publishing models and unconventional scholarship. An Open Access Week event.