Whose knowledge is it? UC takes on IP
Catherine Candee is the Executive Director, Strategic Publishing and Broadcast Initiatives at the University of California - Office of the President.
This talk was co-sponsored by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, the Center for Research on Computation and Society, and Science Commons.
The commercialization of scholarly publishing has stimulated a crisis that threatens to compromise the very mission of our universities. The crisis reduces access to scholarly materials and limits the dissemination of scholarship. In its search for an economically sustainable means of disseminating the fruits of research, teaching, and learning, the University of California has become host to some of the most successful alternative publishing initiatives in the nation. But in 2007, when faculties at all 10 UC campuses launched an initiative similar to Harvard's FAS resolution-an effort to reshape the management of their copyrights-the effort foundered on issues of implementation. I will discuss lessons learned from the UC experience, the issues at the heart of the open access movement, and what's at stake for our research universities.
Since May 2000,
On November 1, Catherine assumed an expanded leadership role supporting scholarly communication at UC. She is responsible for leveraging the capacity of UC-wide educational publishing and broadcast services, represented by the CDL and its eScholarship program, the Continuing Education of the Bar, the Language Learning Consortium, the Office of Scholarly Communication, University of California Press, UC College Prep Online, and UCTV, as part of the university’s effort to forge a sustainable scholarly publishing system.