Open Access Week is an annual international event that promotes open access as a new norm in research and scholarship. Please join us for any or all of the Library’s Open Access Week programs to learn about trends and challenges in scholarly publishing.
Programs held during the week include:
- Reinventing Scholarly Publishing: UC Press. Monday, October 19, 4-5:15 pm (Room 1575, 1st Floor)
- Reinventing Scientific Publishing: Collabra, JoVE, PLOS. Tuesday, October 20, 4-5:15 pm (Room 1575, 1st Floor)
- Reinventing Impact Factors: Altmetrics. Wednesday, October 21, 4-5pm (Room 1575, 1st Floor)
- Reinventing Publication Management at UC. Thursday, October 22, 4-6 pm (Room 1575, 1st Floor)
- Innovation, Copyright, and the Academy: The Reinvention of Your Scholarship. Monday, November 2, 4-5:15 pm (Mary Cheadle Room, 3rd Floor)
Admission is free to all events. Refreshments will be served. The Library appreciates the support of our program co-sponsors: Academic Senate, Office of Research, and Graduate Division.
The College Art Association (CAA) has published the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, a set of principles addressing best practices in the fair use of copyrighted materials based on a consensus of opinion developed through discussions with visual-arts and legal professionals. Initiated by CAA in 2012, it will be a vital resource for everyone working in the field, including artists, art historians, museum professionals, and editors by addressing copyright and fair use in Analytic Writing, Teaching about Art, Making Art, Museum Uses, and Online Access to Archival and Special Collections. The Code of Best Practices also provides numerous ways to evaluate and disseminate the applicability of fair use in a variety of situations.
The College Art Association’s Advocacy blog posted news items relating to their continuing advocacy for image fair use in educational settings:
Published December 10, 2014
copyright , Pedagogy , UCSB news
Tags: California, copyright, education, libraries, open content, publishing, technology, universities
The Provosts Task Force on Open Access is looking for comments on the Proposed New Draft UC Policy on Open Access: Additional Information and Frequently Asked Questions. The proposed new policy extends open access rights and responsibilities to all non-Senate members of the UC community who are authors of scholarly articles, non-Senate faculty, other academic personnel, students, administrators, and staff. The policy allows non-Senate authors of scholarly articles to maintain legal control over their research articles while making their work freely available to the public. The comments period closes January 15, 2015.
For more information on Open Access and eScholarship at UCSB, visit UCSB Library Services: Scholarly Communication, including a section specifically tailored to graduate students. For UC Open Access Policy, visit the UC Office of Scholarly Communication.
via UCSB Library
For those who are interested in issues of image Fair Use, the College Art Association has released Copyright, Permissions and Fair Use among Visual Artists and the Academic and Museum Visual Arts Communities: An Issues Report. The extensive report summarizes 100 interviews, related to the use of third-party images in creative and scholarly work, conducted among a wide range of visual arts professionals, including art historians, artists, museum curators, editors and publishers. According to the CAA News post, the report “reveals a situation in which uncertainty about copyright law and the availability of fair use, particularly in the digital era, has made many practitioners risk-averse, too often abandoning or distorting projects due to real or perceived challenges in using copyrighted materials.”
Read an article about the report in Inside Higher Ed here; h/t Heidi Eyestone
Published January 17, 2014
Blogs & websites , copyright , Image searching
Tags: archives, copyright, Digital Humanities, flickr, libraries, museums, open content, photography
Just last month we reported that the British Library had posted more than a million images on Flickr Commons. But did you know that more than 75 libraries, archives, and museums participate in Flickr Commons by posting objects from their photography archives with no known copyright restrictions. This has translated to over 1.25 million images to search and tag — or even help identify!
via Picture This LOC blog
Dubbing it “a million first steps,” the British Library announced they’ve posted over 1,000,000 images (1,019,991 to be precise) on their Flickr Commons account. As per the press release, these images are “for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release them back into the Public Domain. The images themselves cover a startling mix of subjects: There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colourful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and so much more that even we are not aware of.”