California enacts law to increase public access to publicly funded research

On Monday California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 609–the California Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act. The law requires that research articles created with funds from the California Department of Public Health be made publicly available in an online repository no later than 12 months after publication in a peer-reviewed journal. AB … Read More “California enacts law to increase public access to publicly funded research”

California Unveils Bill to Provide Openly Licensed, Online College Courses for Credit

California Seal of the AssemblyEdward Headington / CC BY Today California (CA) Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (author of the CA open textbook legislation) announced that SB 520 (fact sheet) will be amended to provide open, online college courses for credit. In short, the bill will allow CA students, enrolled in CA public colleges … Read More “California Unveils Bill to Provide Openly Licensed, Online College Courses for Credit”

California passes groundbreaking open textbook legislation

It’s official. In California, Governor Jerry Brown has signed two bills (SB 1052 and SB 1053) that will provide for the creation of free, openly licensed digital textbooks for the 50 most popular lower-division college courses offered by California colleges. The legislation was introduced by Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and passed by the … Read More “California passes groundbreaking open textbook legislation”