Weekly Spotlight!

Breaking News: The University of California System (aka ALL of the “University of California” campuses across the state: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz) has ended their contract with major research publisher Elsevier, in a bold move that is sparking hope for the Open Access movement across the US (see Twitter). The UC System upholds that all publicly-funded research (like grants from the federal government) should be free and open to all, not behind an Elsevier paywall. To read more about this and other issues at stake, see UC Berkeley’s letter to their faculty and staff outlining the situation and a news article announcing the decision.

Each week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful. Check out what our writers have spotted this week in library news. Enjoy!

Cover photo from Alan Wu on Flickr Commons. Changes were made in adapting this image.  Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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