Best Practices for Fair Use in Copyright
Webinar that summarizes Fair USe for Copyrighted material. The video runs 1:00 hour.
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, a clear and easy-to-use statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use to support academic inquiry and higher education.
Important Related Resources
The UCI SCAMP Website is the major source of events and news regarding Scholarly Communications issues at UCI.
Open Access Policy 2013 for University of California
The Academic Senate of the University of California has 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.
The policy covers more than 8,000 UC faculty at all 10 campuses of the University of California, and as many as 40,000 publications a year. It follows more than 175 other universities who have adopted similar so-called “green” open access policies. By granting a license to the University of California prior to any contractual arrangement with publishers, faculty members can now make their research widely and publicly available, re-use it for various purposes, or modify it for future research publications. Previously, publishers had sole control of the distribution of these articles. All research publications covered by the policy will continue to be subjected to rigorous peer review; they will still appear in the most prestigious journals across all fields; and they will continue to meet UC’s standards of high quality. Learn more about the policy and its implementation here: http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/openaccesspolicy/
Latest news and updates from Regaining Control of Scholary Communications
“Upon express direction by a Faculty member, the University of California will waive the license for a particular article or delay access to the article for a specified period of time.” -UC Open Access Policy, July 24, 2013
What is Scholarly Communications?
Scholarly Communications is used to describe the process of academics, scholars and researchers have for sharing and publishing their their research findings so that they are available to the wider academic community. Extending that definition, scholarly communications is also about the creation, transformation, dissemination and preservation of knowledge related to teaching, research and scholarly endeavors. The background for this was the escalating prices that libraries were paying for "buying back" research that was conducted at their institutions by their own faculty members. Today, the notion of scholarly communications includes a call for sustainable pricing from scholarly and commercial publishers. It also encourages the awareness of the creation, transformation, dissemination and preservation of knowledge related to teaching, research and scholarly endeavors.
An understanding of scholarly communications assumes familiarity with:
- author rights
- the economics of scholarly resources
- new models of publishing
- open access
- institutional repositories
- rights and access to federally funded research
- preservation of intellectual assets
Basic resources about Scholarly Communications include the following recommended materials: