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.

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