Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A social networking site is not an open access repository - CDL

The Office of Scholarly Communications at the California Digital Library compares eScholarship with ResearchGate and Academia.edu for hosting research publications.

A social networking site is not an open access repository  

(December 3, 2015)

“What’s the difference between ResearchGate, Academia.edu, and the institutional repository?”

“I put my papers in ResearchGate, is that enough for the open access policy?

These and similar questions have been been common at open access events over the past couple of years. Authors want to better understand the differences between these platforms and when they should use one, the other, or some combination.

First, a brief primer on what each service has to offer:  <more>

Monday, December 7, 2015

Video now on YouTube: LAUC-B 2015 Conference "Open Access"

The LAUC-B Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce that recorded sessions from the 2015 LAUC-B Conference "Open Access: Reclaiming Scholarship for the Academy" are now available for streaming. The playlist is on YouTube:

The Librarians’ Association of the University of California is an official unit of the University. LAUC-B is the Berkeley chapter of this statewide association whose primary responsibility is to advise the University on professional and governance matters and to make recommendations concerning UC librarians’ rights, privileges and obligations and to promote full use of UC librarians’ professional abilities.

With the Academic Senate’s 2013 adoption of the UC Open Access Policy the University of California joined a growing number of universities and funding organizations promoting increased access to scholarly research. Please join the Librarians' Association of the University of California, Berkeley Division as we explore the application and implementation of open access (OA) policies across various academic disciplines, the role of OA repositories, how adoption of UC’s Open Access Policy has impacted individual campuses and OA advocates, and future OA trends. This Conference will be of particular interest to librarians, though anyone interested in open access and scholarly communication is welcome to register.

The Conference will feature keynotes by Michael Eisen and Randy Schekman, both UC Berkeley faculty members and longtime open access advocates, as well as a panel discussion, poster sessions, lightning talks and breakout sessions

The Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC), founded in 1967, is a statewide organization of all librarians employed at least half time by the University. The formal objectives of LAUC are: to advise the University on professional and governance matters, to make recommendations concerning the UC librarians' rights, privileges and obligations, and to promote full use of UC librarians' professional abilities.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Top Ten UC Irvine Articles Accessed in eScholarship for November 2015

Top Ten UC Irvine Articles Accessed in eScholarship for November 2015

Below is an overview of the number of views and downloads for this month, along with links to your usage numbers from previous months and additional data. We feel that the combination of views and downloads gives a more accurate picture of the interest in and usage of your publications than is reflected in download counts alone, particularly given the enhanced access readers have to your publications prior to download in the eScholarship interface.

UC Irvine Previously Published Works

For this month your total requests = 9147 (views=6232, downloads=2915

Breakdown By Item

Top Ten Articles Viewed and Downloaded - November 2015

Item  Title Year ---- Number of Requests ---- Total Added to

Published Views Downloads Requests "My Items"
Effects of a combination of beta carotene and vitamin A on lung cancer and cardiovascular disease. 1996 89 22 111 0
Zombies--A Pop Culture Resource for Public Health Awareness 2013 83 26 109 0
Theorizing Practice and Practicing Theory 2011 25 38 63 0
End-of-Life care: guidelines for patient-centered communication. 2008 36 24 60 0
Safeguarding gene drive experiments in the laboratory 2015 32 27 59 0
Genetic influences on human brain morphology 2015 59 0 59 0
Corporate social responsibility as a source of employee satisfaction 2012 30 29 59 0
Sinusoidal heart rate pattern: Reappraisal of its definition and clinical significance 2004 50 6 56 0
Organizational Routines as a Source of Continuous Change 2000 31 23 54 0
Science education. Changing the culture of science education at research universities. 2011 27 26 53 0


More information about the UC Open Access Policy is available on the Open Access Policy pages.

Visit the Implementation Plan to learn more about the timeline for systemwide roll-out of the publication management system.