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In a move to encourage researchers to make their work open to the public, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Calgary established funds that faculty and graduate students could use cover publication charges for open-access journals. Berkeley and Calgary are two of several funds established in recent years, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Wisconsin – Madison, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, the University of Oregon, and other sites in the U.K.

On June 19, Heather Joseph, Dr. Reggie Raju, and Iryna Kuchma gave helpful updates in their regions and suggestions in planning a successful Open Access Week.

Heather Joseph talks about her career with SPARC and BioOne. She discusses the NIH mandate that NIH-funded research will be deposited into PubMed Central, and she shares her views on some of the controversial issues the mandate has raised about copyright, peer review, and embargo periods. She also addresses the recent decision by the Harvard faculty to make their scholarly output accessible through the university’s institutional repository, and she suggests ways that librarians can help their faculties prepare for open access.

In a move to encourage researchers to make their work open to the public, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Calgary established funds that faculty and graduate students could use cover publication charges for open-access journals.

Slides from Pete Binfield's SPARC webcast on article level metrics

What's happening in scholarly communication and why do libraries care?

Digital repositories are typically administered by libraries, which make use of the existing library infrastructure and technology to host the repository and provide support for the academic community.

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