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Update: UC Open Access Policy passed

August 5th, 2013 by Mary Wood

The Academic Senate of the University of California passed an Open Access Policy on July 24, 2013, ensuring that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10 campuses of UC will be made available to the public at no charge.

2013 University of California Open Access Policy
Office of Scholarly Communication

UC Open Access Policy


Chronicle of Higher Education
August 2, 2013, Jennifer Howard
Open Access gains major support in U of California’s systemwide move


Altmetrics: theme of ISQ summer issue

August 1st, 2013 by Mary Wood

Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ)
Summer 2013 Volume 25, no. 2

Topic: Altmetrics


Table of Contents (selected)

Consuming Article-Level Metrics: Observations and Lessons
by Scott Chamberlain

Institutional Altmetrics and Academic Libraries
by Robin Chin Roemer and Rachel Borchardt

Altmetrics in Evolution: Defining & Redefining the Ontology of Article-Level Metrics
by Jennifer Lin and Martin Fenner

Exploring the Boundaries: How Altmetrics Can Expand Our Vision of Scholarly Communication and Social Impact
by Mike Taylor

Social Signals Reflect Academic Impact: What it Means When a Scholar Adds a Paper to Mendeley
by William Gunn

Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ) is NISO’s print and electronic magazine for communicating standards-based technology and best practices in library, publishing, and information technology.

ISQ is available in open access to the public. Both the full issue and individual articles can be downloaded in PDF. Visit the Contents page of each issue for the full list of available articles and links to their download pages.

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