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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.

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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.

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

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additional information and application

UC Open Access Fund Pilot libguide

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ICIS/CSIS Event

April 9th, 2014 by Mary Wood

PUBLICATION MISMATCHES: IS THERE A COMMON CURRENCY FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT?

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 9:00AM-6:00PM
UC Davis, Andrews Conference Room, SSH 2203

Sponsors
Innovating Communication in Scholarship

Center for Science and Innovation Studies

This workshop will examine the various disjunctures, in different disciplines, between what scholars produce in the course of their work and what is deemed credit worthy for career advancement in the academy  …  In other words, we are looking into the changing meaning of what “making things public” (or public-ation) means in academia, and why.

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Workshop Schedule includes:

| From Talk to Text

Mario Biagioli (STS,Law,History,UCDavis) | Tim Murray (English,Cornell) | Jonathan Eisen (GenomeCenter,UCDavis)

 | Filming, Curating, Translating: Publication’s Boundary Objects

Alan Klima (Anthropology,UCDavis) | Tarek Elhaik (Cinema,SanFranciscoState) | Tom Conley (French,Harvard)

 | Publication Potentials

Jim Griesemer (Philosophy,UCDavis) | MacKenzie Smith (Library,UCDavis) | George Marcus (Anthropology,UCIrvine)

| Making the Un-publishable Public

Tiffany Ng (Music,UCBerkeley) | Larry Bogad (TheaterDance,UCDavis) | Allison Fish (ICIS,Library,UCDavis) | Tim Choy (STS,Anthropology,UCDavis)

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