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  1. Chronicle article on UC Academic Senate announcement:
  2. Open access briefing paper prepared for internal use by IST-RIT
  3. American Historical Association announcement: and two blog responses:


  • Opening anecdote:
  • Most sticky problems are social/political problems, not just open access
  • 3rd party tools, commercial licensing, etc.
  • "Build it and they will come" classic problem
  • Supporting new models of doing things that fit the mission of organization; where can we have a stance on things that supports old AND new?
  • Open access issues in MOOC space (textbooks, etc.)
  • EdX reluctant to accept fair use, "just do it" doesn't work
  • Engage on all levels of org to back up the "just do it"
  • Chilling effect of 20+ years of wrist-slapping & failed efforts
  • Institutional stance shaped by previous lawsuits, etc.
  • State institutions -- different set of risk propositions
  • Identify clear-cut cases of fair use; find low-risk things to establish precedent around
  • MOOC providers: motivation not to worry about it during start-up phase
  • Building "due diligence" tool into EdX
  • Reproducible and collaborative data science -- open access is key
  • Culture hacking-- open access as default
  • Open access movement on campus -- a lot of grad and undergrad students
  • 10 years ago, faculty summit on open access, no students there
  • Core value of fairness vs loyalty
  • Value of involving students in research
  • Self-interest in sharing in open source, maybe not so much with research
  • CDL publishing group was doing workshops for different disciplines
  • Open data adds technical challenges to social problem
  • Using incentive structures-- funding agencies, publishers-- get them to talk to people who need to use the system
  • UCLA, UC Irvine - early implementers of OA policy
  • Systemwide committee of top librarians; Berkeley regularly not an early adopter
  • Library advisory committee from faculty senate is one channel for making decisions on adoption
  • Effectiveness of student liaisons on committees depends on person
  • UCSF had open access policy a few years ago, biomedical community sees impact
  • Data management plans-- mostly hand-waving
  • A couple websites about data management plan; mailing list for answering questions
  • Using in classes at I-school, EECS
  • Open annotation at scale ( for MOOC)
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