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Products of the University of California Systemwide Libraries, the documents collected here are of potential interest to audiences beyond the UC Libraries themselves. These documents are reflective of the leadership shown by the UC Libraries during a period of rapid growth and change impacting academic libraries as well as people and institutions they serve.

Cover page of Forum Planning Committee’s Report to UC Council of University Librarians on Choosing Pathways to Open Access (CP2OA)

Forum Planning Committee’s Report to UC Council of University Librarians on Choosing Pathways to Open Access (CP2OA)

(2019)

On October 16-17, 2018, University of California (UC) libraries hosted a working forum in Berkeley, California entitled “Choosing Pathways to Open Access” (“CP2OA”) (see https://cp2oa18.com/). Sponsored by the University of California’s Council of University Librarians (“CoUL”), the forum was designed to enable North American library or consortium leaders and key academic stakeholders to engage in action-focused deliberations about redirecting subscription and other funds toward sustainable open access (“OA”) publishing.

This report was prepared by members of the forum’s Planning Committee1 as a way to update CoUL on forum outcomes, and to synthesize these outcomes into recommendations for further collective (UC multi-institutional) action to advance OA. The recommendations reflect the opinions of the report drafters; they are not an official statement by CoUL, nor should publication of this report signify CoUL’s endorsement of our recommendations. We (the Planning Committee) instead hope that CoUL will consider the recommendations in due course, particularly as some of them reflect efforts already underway within various UC libraries.

Cover page of Pathways to Open Access

Pathways to Open Access

(2018)

Pursuant to the University of California (UC) Council of University Librarian’s (CoUL)1 3 August 2017 charge, this Pathways to OA Working Group2 has identified the current universe of Open Access (OA) approaches, and has analyzed the suite of strategies available for effectuating those approaches. Each approach described within this Pathways document offers unique and, in some cases, overlapping challenges, opportunities, and room for experimentation. The strategies examined here create space and freedom for the campuses to pursue both individualized and connected paths toward a large-scale transition to OA—though as we highlight below, collective action on implementing the strategies is likely to bear greater fruit. To help guide such a path forward, we identify possible next steps that each or all of the UC libraries can pursue to advance each approach.

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Cover page of UC Guidelines for Born-Digital Archival Description 

UC Guidelines for Born-Digital Archival Description 

(2017)

Born Digital Content Common Knowledge Group

Developed by:

Annalise Berdini, UC San Diego

Charles Macquarie, UC San Francisco

Shira Peltzman, UC Los Angeles

Kate Tasker, UC Berkeley

With Contributions from Controlled Vocabulary Lightning Team:

Courtney Dean, UC Los Angeles

Margaret Hughes, UC Los Angeles

Kelly Kress, UC Los Angeles

Shira Peltzman, UC Los Angeles The

Cover page of Pay It Forward: Investigating a Sustainable Model of Open Access Article Processing Charges for Large North American Research Institutions [Final Report]

Pay It Forward: Investigating a Sustainable Model of Open Access Article Processing Charges for Large North American Research Institutions [Final Report]

(2016)

Pay It Forward is a major study conducted by the University of California, Davis, and the California Digital Library, on behalf of the University of California Libraries, and with collaborating libraries at Harvard University, Ohio State University, and the University of British Columbia addressed the financial ramifications for the types of research institutions whose affiliated scholars generate a preponderance of the scholarly literature. The project focused on large, research-intensive universities in North America and defined sustainability as costing those institutions roughly no more than, and ideally considerably less than, current journal subscription costs for comparable journals today, with a rate of growth that will be possible for these institutions to support over time. The project sheds new light on the financial viability of the article processing charge business model to create open access at a much larger scale.

Pay It Forward: Investigating a Sustainable Model of Open Access Article Processing Charges for Large North American Research Institutions [Final Report]

(2016)

Pay It Forward is a major study conducted by the University of California, Davis, and the California Digital Library, on behalf of the University of California Libraries, and with collaborating libraries at Harvard University, Ohio State University, and the University of British Columbia addressed the financial ramifications for the types of research institutions whose affiliated scholars generate a preponderance of the scholarly literature. The project focused on large, research-intensive universities in North America and defined sustainability as costing those institutions roughly no more than, and ideally considerably less than, current journal subscription costs for comparable journals today, with a rate of growth that will be possible for these institutions to support over time. The project sheds new light on the financial viability of the article processing charge business model to create open access at a much larger scale.

Cover page of Pay It Forward: Investigating a Sustainable Model of Open Access Article Processing Charges for Large North American Research Institutions [Bibliography]

Pay It Forward: Investigating a Sustainable Model of Open Access Article Processing Charges for Large North American Research Institutions [Bibliography]

(2016)

Pay It Forward is a major study conducted by the University of California, Davis, and the California Digital Library, on behalf of the University of California Libraries, and with collaborating libraries at Harvard University, Ohio State University, and the University of British Columbia addressed the financial ramifications for the types of research institutions whose affiliated scholars generate a preponderance of the scholarly literature. The project focused on large, research-intensive universities in North America and defined sustainability as costing those institutions roughly no more than, and ideally considerably less than, current journal subscription costs for comparable journals today, with a rate of growth that will be possible for these institutions to support over time. The project sheds new light on the financial viability of the article processing charge business model to create open access at a much larger scale.

Cover page of A Funding Model and Decision Process Plan for Selective Co‐Investment Opportunities in the UC Libraries: Initiatives, Projects, Agreements, Memberships, etc.

A Funding Model and Decision Process Plan for Selective Co‐Investment Opportunities in the UC Libraries: Initiatives, Projects, Agreements, Memberships, etc.

(2014)

Prepared for UC Council of University Librarians (CoUL)

June 10, 2014

Administrative Advisory Group (Tammie Dearie, Susan Parker, Eric Scott)

Revised for CoUL

August 27, 2014 (Susan Parker)

September 15, 2014 (Alan Grosenheider)

Cover page of UC WEST Coordinating Committee Final Report

UC WEST Coordinating Committee Final Report

(2014)

UC WEST Coordinating Committee

Ivy Anderson, CDL Collections (UC Shared Print, WEST Administrative Host)

Colleen Carlton, Convener (UCLA & SRLF)

Catherine Friedman, HOPS (UCSD)

Patricia Martin, CDL Discovery & Delivery (PAPR, MAG, Request)

Scott Miller, RSC (UCB & NRLF) - until 6/3/13

John Riemer, HOTS (UCLA)

Charlotte Rubens, RSC (UCB & NRLF) – since 6/3/13

Brian Schottlaender, CoUL (UCSD)

Kerry Scott, CDC (UCSC)

Emily Stambaugh, CDL Shared Print (WEST Program Manager)

Gail Yokote, SOPAG (UCD, CDC)

Cover page of Guidelines for Efficient Archival Processing in the University of California Libraries (Version 3.2)

Guidelines for Efficient Archival Processing in the University of California Libraries (Version 3.2)

(2012)

Developed by

Next Generation Technical Services POT 3 Lightning Team 2

Kelley Bachli (UCLA)

James Eason (UCB)

Michelle Light (UCI) (Chair and POT 3 Liaison)

Kelly McAnnaney (UCSD)

Daryl Morrison (UCD)

David Seubert (UCSB)

With contributions from

Lightning Team 2b

Audra Eagle Yun (UCI) (Chair)

Jillian Cuellar (UCLA)

Teresa Mora (UCB)

Adrian Turner (CDL) (POT 3 Liaison