UCM Open Access Fund Description
Beginning Tuesday, January 15, 2013, the UC Merced Library will launch a pilot fund to support open access publishing costs. Along with all other UC campus libraries, we are partnering with the California Digital Library (CDL), to assist scholars who do not have other grant funds available to pay for open access publishing fees. The primary goals of the program are to support UC researchers interested in reshaping the current models of scholarly publishing and to foster greater dissemination of the scholarly output of the university. In addition, we hope to educate and encourage scholars about the importance of controlling their own copyright.
Read more about the systemwide Open Access Pilot Fund.
What is Open Access?
Budapest Open Access Initiative Definition of OA
“By open access, we mean its immediate, free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software or use them for any other lawful purpose…”
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