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Getting Ahead with Open Access Panel & Reception In-Person

Two decades after open access came into existence, there's been steady progress in the amount of scholarly content that's published immediately open access (OA). Yet OA still represents less than 20% of the total corpus of scholarly literature. The University of California and several other academic institutions in the U.S. and overseas have decided that our collective actions are what will push the rest of scholarship to transition to OA.

In celebration of 2018 International Open Access Week, join us to learn more about recent UC initiatives including a faculty-led declaration of principles to transform scholarly communication, an OA policy for graduate student theses and dissertations, and how the UC Libraries are negotiating with publishers to transition their journals to OA. Find out how these changes will affect all UCSF researchers. After brief talks from three experts, there'll be ample time for your questions.

A reception will follow, so come and connect with fellow faculty, staff, and early career researchers! This event is open to all.

Event time:

4:30 - 5:30 pm Discussion with panelists
5:30 - 6:30 pm Reception

The presentations and discussion will be livestreamed and recorded: Livestream and recording link.

See all of UCSF's 2018 Open Access Week activities.


Rich Schneider, PhD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSF. Dr. Schneider’s research is focused on understanding how individual components of the craniofacial complex achieve their proper size, shape, and functional integration during development and evolution. To address this question, Rich has created a surgical transplantation system that involves two distinct species of birds (quail and duck), which differ considerably in their growth rates and anatomy. For more than a decade, Rich has also been vigorously engaged in issues related to scholarly communications and open access (OA). He served as Chair on both the UCSF (COLASC) and the UC System-wide (UCOLASC) library committees of the Academic Senate, and he led the effort to develop and pass an Open Access Policy for UCSF Faculty in 2012. In addition, he helped develop a UC System-wide OA Policy in 2013 and served on a Presidential Task Force to expand the OA Policy to the entire UC System in 2015. In 2017, Rich led the effort to get UCSF's endorsement of the OA2020 Expression of Interest, an international initiative to transition scholarly journals on a large scale to open access. As UCOLASC Chair in 2018, he led the committee to endorsement of its Declaration of Rights and Principles to Transform Scholarly Communication.


Ivy Anderson is Associate Executive Director and Director of Collections at the California Digital Library, where she oversees shared collections on behalf of all ten UC campuses. Much of Ivy’s current work at CDL is focused on working with journal publishers to transition CDL’s systemwide journal licenses to open access. Ivy was co-Principal Investigator on the Pay It Forward project, which examined the viability of a large-scale transition to open access for major North American research institutions, and currently chairs the Governing Council of SCOAP3, a global open access initiative in high energy physics. She previously served on the Advisory Board for PubMed Central. Before coming to the CDL in December 2005, Ivy worked at the Harvard University Library.



Elizabeth (Liz) Silva, PhD, is the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs at UCSF. Liz is a former biomedical research scientist with interests and experience in science policy, particularly relating to publication and research ethics, reproducibility of research, and training of biomedical graduate students and postdocs. She trained as a developmental biologist and geneticist in Canada, the UK and the US, working on a variety of biological problems using Drosophila as a model system. In 2011 she moved to the open access publisher PLOS. There she had the opportunity to work on, and lead, a variety of projects related to experimental publishing platforms; addressing issues in research and publication ethics; developing and implementing policies related to publication criteria; responsible reporting and reproducibility in research. She returned to UCSF in 2014 to manage the Motivating INformed Decisions (MIND) program. UCSF’s MIND program is one of 17 experimental programs across the country that aims to bring biomedical research training in line with the realities of the career outcomes for graduate students and postdocs. In 2016 she became the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs in UCSF's Graduate Division.


Related LibGuide: Open Access Publishing Fund by Anneliese Taylor

Wednesday, Oct 24 2018
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
Genentech Hall N-114
Mission Bay
  Data Science     Open Access     Scholarly Communication  
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Anneliese Taylor

Head of Scholarly Communication