Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Open Access: Why faculty should care

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The CDL was founded by the University of California in 1997 to take advantage of emerging technologies that were transforming the way digital information was being published and accessed. Since then, in collaboration with the UC libraries and other partners, we assembled one of the world’s largest digital research libraries and changed the ways that faculty, students, and researchers discover and access information.

This is an excellent short video from their collection. Rich Schneider, UCSF professor of orthopaedic surgery and open access champion, was instrumental in rallying UCSF faculty to pass an open access policy in May 2012 (2:08 minutes):

Watch it: http://vimeo.com/51711687

and see other videos from Rich Schneider: http://www.escholarship.org/about_meet_schneider.html#2

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