Department Blog

Scholarly Communication

Public Access to Results of NSF-funded Research

March 25th, 2015 by Mary Wood

index.

Today’s Data, Tomorrow’s Discoveries

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has developed a plan outlining a framework for activities to increase public access to scientific publications and digital scientific data resulting from research the foundation funds. The plan is consistent with the objectives set forth in the Office of Science and Technology Policy‘s Feb. 22, 2013, memorandum, “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research,” and with long-standing policies encouraging data sharing and communication of research results.

As outlined in section 3.1 of the plan, NSF will require that either the version of record or the final accepted manuscript in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and papers in juried conference proceedings or transactions must:

: Be deposited in a public access compliant repository designated by NSF;

: Be available for download, reading and analysis free of charge no later than 12 months after initial publication;

: Possess a minimum set of machine-readable metadata elements in a metadata record to be made available free of charge upon initial publication;

: Be managed to ensure long-term preservation; and

: Be reported in annual and final reports during the period of the award with a persistent identifier that provides links to the full text of the publication as well as other metadata elements.

Executive Summary

Mellon Fdn Grant supports OA monographs

March 6th, 2015 by Mary Wood

The University of California Press (UC Press) and the California Digital Library (CDL) have received a grant of $750,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to

develop a web-based, open source content and workflow management system to support the publication of open access (OA) monographs in the humanities and social sciences.

When complete, this system will be made available to the community of academic publishers, especially university presses and library publishers.

UC Press press release

Innovation in Scholarly Communication (ICIS)

cdl_logo

mast2

 

Challenges and solutions in scholarly information management

February 27th, 2015 by Mary Wood

Digital Science April 22, 2015 Workshop

CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS IN SCHOLARLY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT:
the changing face of research and the resources evolving to support it

Fort Mason
San Francisco
Wednesday April 22, 2015
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Free admission, Registration link

Research institutions are under tremendous pressure to become more efficient in how they manage research information, whether in the lab or in the library. They want smarter ways to help faculty manage and share their research data, and track their research output. They want more options when it comes to procuring scholarly resources and understanding scholarly impact.  The workshop offers a series of conversations between academic institutions and the providers of some of the new software solutions addressing institutional and researcher “pain points” in the scholarly information management space.

AGENDA

9:00-9:30 Welcome and introduction, Amy Brand, VP Academic and Research Relations, Digital Science
9:30-10:30 The changing metrics landscape and the role of altmetrics ; Sara Rouhi, Product Sales Manager, Altmetric
10:45-12:15 Navigating the data management ecosystem ; Panelists: Dan Valen, Product Specialist, figshare; Jonathan Cachat, Postdoctoral Research Fellow Neuroinformatics and Data Curation, UCDavis; Amy E. Hodge, Science Data Librarian Stanford
12:15 to 1:15 Keynote address, MacKenzie Smith, UC Davis
1:15-2:00 Global view of grant funding with UberResearch, Ashlea Higgs, Co-founder, UberResearch
2:00-2:45 Collaborative writing technologies: Overleaf for institutions ; John Hammersley, co-founder and CEO Overleaf and Helen Josephine, Head, Terman Engineering Library, Stanford
2:45-3:30 Reproducibility, data collection, and laboratory management technologies; Panelists: Louis Culot, CEO Biodata/Labguru; Kathryn Ivey, Director Gladstone Stem Cell Core, Gladstone Institutes
3:45-4:30 Institutional management of faculty information; Panelists: Catherine Mitchell, Director eScholarship Publishing, CDL; Julia Hawks, VP North America, Symplectic
4:30-5:00 Closing remarks, Daniel Hook, Head of Metrics, Digital Science; Co-founder, Symplectic
5:00-6:30 Reception

The UC Open Access Policy and what it means for you

October 13th, 2014 by Amy Studer

UC Open Access Policy Learn MoreThe UC Open Access Policy (http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/open-access-policy/ or http://uc-oa.info) was passed by the UC Academic Senate on July 24, 2013, and is going into effect for all UC campuses, including UC Davis, on November 1, 2014.
The policy grants UC faculty the right to make their articles freely available to the public by depositing a pre-publication copy in an open access repository. What does this policy mean for faculty at UC Davis?

Come to this talk by Catherine Mitchell of the California Digital Library (CDL), who will describe the tools and services that CDL is developing to support the policy, and Dr. Robert Powell of Chemical Engineering, who will give background on the policy and its passage through the UC Senate.  Afterwards a Q&A panel will be held with the speakers, UC Davis librarians and open access researchers to answer questions and discuss the implications of the policy and open access.

This talk is being held during Open Access Week 2014, an annual international event to raise awareness about open access issues.

  • Catherine Mitchell and Dr. Robert Powell on the UC OA policy: talk and discussion
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014
  • Shields Library, Nelle Branch Room, 2nd floor (at the far end of the main reading room)
  • 1:30-3:00pm

Questions? Contact Phoebe Ayers, psayers@ucdavis.edu

AB-609: California Passes Open Access Legislation

October 1st, 2014 by Amy Studer

On September 29, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB-609, The California Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act.

According to Shawn Daugherty of SPARC (October 1, 2014):

“This first-of-its-kind legislation requires that articles reporting on research funded by the California Department of Public Health be made openly available to the public through online repositories no later than 12 months after publication in a peer-reviewed journal.”

While this law is narrow in scope, it is the first time a US state has required that a subset of articles based on its funding be made openly available.

 

NIH issues finalized policy on genomic data sharing

September 7th, 2014 by Amy Studer

Image of Genomic Data Sharing Policy logo

On August 26, 2014, the National Institutes of Health has issued a final NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) policy “to promote data sharing as a way to speed the translation of data into knowledge, products and procedures that improve health while protecting the privacy of research participants.”(NIH, August 27, 2014)

According to a post in The Chronicle of Higher Education, “The data-sharing policy, which will take effect with grants awarded in January, will give agency-financed researchers six months to load any genomic data they collect—from human or nonhuman subjects—into a government-established database or a recognized alternative.” (Basken, August 28, 2014)

References and Additional Information:

Basken, P. (August 28, 2014). NIH Tells Genomic Researchers: ‘You Must Share Data.’ The Chronicle of Higher Education. Accessed September 7, 2014, from http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Tells-Genomic-Researchers-/148509/

National Institutes of Health Genomic Data Sharing Governance Committee. (2014). Data use under the NIH GWAS Data Sharing Policy and future directions. Nature Genetics, 46(9), 934-938. doi: 10.1038/ng.3062. Retrieved September 7, 2014, from http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v46/n9/full/ng.3062.html

U.S. National Institutes of Health. (2014). Genomic data sharing. Accessed September 7, 2014, from http://gds.nih.gov/index.html

U.S. National Institutes of Health. (August 27, 2014). NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy (NOT-OD-14-124). Accessed September 7, 2014, from http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-14-124.html

U.S. National Institutes of Health. (August 27, 2014). NIH issues finalized policy on genomic data sharing. NIH News & Events Blog. Accessed September 7, 2014, from http://www.nih.gov/news/health/aug2014/od-27.htm

 

U.S. Department of Energy Launches PAGES

August 5th, 2014 by Amy Studer

 

Image credit:  Sergey Sus.  License:  CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.  From Flickr:  https://flic.kr/p/96iTMv

Image credit: Sergey Sus. License: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
https://flic.kr/p/96iTMv

 

On August 4, 2014, the US Department of Energy (DOE) unveiled its plan to increase access to the research that it funds, as required by the White House OSTP directive of February 22, 2013.

Now available is a beta version of the Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science (PAGES).  The DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information website provides links to the full plan, FAQs, as well as this short summary:

” In response to the OSTP directive, OSTI has developed and launched the DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy and ScienceBeta – DOE PAGESBeta.  When fully operational, this new resource will offer free access to the best available full-text version of DOE-affiliated scholarly publications – either the peer-reviewed, accepted manuscript or the published article – after an administrative interval of 12 months. ”

According to Nature News Blog (August 4, 2014), the PAGES approach will make up to 30,000 papers per year “free to read”, but open access advocates are concerned that the approach may not provide for bulk downloading, re-distribution or creative re-use, such as text-mining.

More description of the PAGES approach from the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information website:

” The portal that OSTI has prepared employs a hybrid model of centralized metadata and primarily decentralized full-text access to accepted manuscripts or articles hosted by DOE-funded national laboratories, universities, and other institutions or by individual publishers.  In this way, the gateway builds on DOE’s existing scientific and technical information infrastructure and also integrates publishers’ public access efforts.  For publisher-hosted content, OSTI has been collaborating with the publisher consortium CHORUS, or the Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States.  OSTI is also engaging with other stakeholders’ initiatives to advance public access, such as the university and research library community’s Shared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE). ”

For more information:

ScienceInsider Blog

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Shared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE)

Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States (CHORUS)

 

Data Citation

June 24th, 2014 by Mary Wood
      Data Citation Logo - small(1)
     
…..FORCE11 has released their final set of
………DData Citation Principles
         …. … next phase is to focus on tangible means to operationalize the princicples
.
…..DATA PUB
       ..   Data Citation post
          … has pulled together some very practical information on basic data citation, citing dynamic data, deep data citation, and various discipline-specific citation formats

Raising the Impact of Research, Scholarship & Education Through Openness

April 24th, 2014 by Amy Studer

OER

Open California Tour:  Monday, May 12th

Technology has revolutionized the way we create and share knowledge, opening up pathways to advance and democratize research and education that are just beginning to be realized. New models that fully harness this potential are developing, from Open Access, which ensures the free, immediate online availability of research articles with full reuse rights, to Open Educational Resources*, which make textbooks and other materials free for anyone to use, tailor, and share. With a system-wide open access policy and one of the largest bodies of world-class scholars, the University of California system is poised to be a global leader in further leveraging these new models to expand access to knowledge, accelerate research, and reduce financial pressures.

As part of a week-long tour of California universities, two prominent experts on Open Access and Open Educational Resources, Nicole Allen and Nick Shockey from SPARC, will visit UC Davis on Monday, May 12, 2014. Their talk will focus on how openness can accelerate scholarship, benefit researchers, and improve education—including specific recommendations for how members of the campus community can get involved.

Presentation, including Q&A session, will be held:

Date:  Monday, May 12, 2014

Time:  2:00 – 3:00 PM

Location:  1065 Kemper Hall    [map & visitor parking]

Followed by an informal discussion:

Date:  Monday, May 12, 2014

Time:  3:30 – 4:30 PM

Location:  Shields Library, First Floor Library Instruction Lab   [map & visitor parking]   [LIR map]

Sponsored by UC Davis Library.

Questions?  Contact Amy Studer  |  530-752-1678  |  acstuder@ucdavis.edu

* Open Educational Resources (OERs) are teaching, learning, and research resources released under an open license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OERs can be full courses, course materials, lesson plans, open textbooks, learning objects, videos, games, tests, software or any other tool, material, or technique that supports access to knowledge (SPARC, 2014).  California has committed state funds to make educational resources more open and affordable.

Additional resources:

Huckabee, C.  (2012, September 28).  Calif. Governor Signs Bills Giving Digital Textbooks and Other Help to Students.  Chronicle of Higher Education.

SPARC:  Open Education Resources Fact Sheet

California Open Education Resources Council (COERC)

Student PIRGs:  Open Textbooks

Image credit:  Remix of UNESCO English OER logo.  License:  CC BY-SA

Open Access Funds available

April 15th, 2014 by Mary Wood

UC Davis Open Access Fund
Support available for Academic Senate, Academic Federation members, faculty, post-docs, residents, fellows, and graduate students who want to make their journal articles free to all readers immediately upon publication.

ucdoapilotfundcropped

UCD-OAF provides Davis authors reimbursement up to $1000/article for open access fees for those publishing in full open access journals  (journals in which all articles are published open access)

The fund is intended to subsidize reasonable open access publishing charges for researchers when funds are otherwise unavailable. Eligible charges include article processing fees for fully open access journals.

.

The UC Davis University Library is providing the funds in order to support Davis authors interested in reshaping models of scholarly publishing

.

additional information and application

UC Open Access Fund Pilot libguide

questions