Category Archives: Copyright

Bio-Image Search: A New Tool to Help You Find Images You Can Use

Stanford has developed a tool that searches a group of image collections, then ranks your search results by categorizing which images allow the broadest reuse rights vs the most restrictive reuse rights. This makes it easy to find images in … Continue reading

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Elsevier gets Scrutinized for Take-Down Notices

This post was updated on December 21, 2013. When it comes to public relations, the publisher Elsevier seems to be its own worst enemy. They’ve recently issued take-down notices to commercial sites such as academia.edu and to several universities, where … Continue reading

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Following UCSF’s Lead, UC Adopts an Open Access Policy

On July 24, 2013, the University of California became the largest academic institution to adopt an open access policy.¬† UC’s Academic Council passed the policy, which strives to make all of UC’s scholarly article output freely accessible to the public … Continue reading

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Achieving an Open Access Policy at UCSF

Updated June 15: The UCSF Faculty voted unanimously to pass the Open Access Policy on May 21. See the full announcement. The UCSF Open Access Policy website is available to guide faculty on the Policy. On Monday, May 21, UCSF … Continue reading

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What’s All This Talk About “Open Access” Publishing? How Does it Affect Me?

As this week is Open Access Week this might be good time to remind you what all the fuss is about and to provide you with links and information for you to get better acquainted with¬† the Open Access (OA) … Continue reading

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