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Library Observes Open Access Week

October 19, 2016

International Open Access Week

International Open Access Week takes place Oct. 24-30 and this year’s theme, “Open in Action,” focuses on changing the models of academic publishing and highlights the value of making research open.

During Open Access week, the UC Merced Library will encourage ORCID ID registration as a way for researchers to tie together their scholarly work and discuss the value of open access at tabling events outside the first floor Lantern from noon to 2 p.m. on Oct. 25 and 27. ORCID stands for open researcher and contributor ID.

Read further for details on the ORCID registration and for a new project that makes the Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society available on the open access eScholarship platform.

ORCID: Your Scholarly ID

In observation of Open Access Week (Oct. 24-30), the UC Merced Library encourages all campus researchers — faculty and staff members and students — to take a minute to visit the ORCID Inc. website and sign up for a free ORCID identifier.

In a world where tens of thousands of scholars may share the same name, a name alone is not enough to authoritatively connect scholars to their work. Instead, scholars need a unique numerical ORCID identifier to ensure that they are authoritatively and consistently linked to their scholarly work, accomplishments and awards. In addition, the many grant funders and more than 1,000 journals that have integrated ORCID identifiers into their submission and publication systems now require ORCID identifiers of applicants and authors.

Don’t let your articles, book chapters, inventions, dissertation, grant applications, or other work get lost in the crowd. Get your free ORCID identifier today.

Cognitive Science Society Proceedings Hosted at eScholarship

The UC Merced Library recently began working with cognitive science Professor Michael Spivey to bring the Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society’s Annual Conference to eScholarship, UC’s Open Access publishing platform.

The Society’s annual conference provides a forum for leading researchers to present the latest theories and data. Per the society, its mission is “to promote cognitive science as a discipline and to foster scientific interchange among researchers in various areas of study.”

“Proceedings” for the year 2000 (vol. 22) recently went live at eScholarship. The library is preparing more proceedings for import.