Electronic Resource & Database Access

There will be no off-campus access to Library electronic resources and databases this Friday, November 28 from 6-10pm. Library buildings are also closed for the Thanksgiving holiday during that time.

Open Access Week Events, October 21-27

Open Access Week, a global event in its seventh year, promotes Open Access as a new norm in scholarship. Come learn more about the movement to make scholarly materials available free online. The UCSB Library is presenting the following programs, workshops, information tables and more:

Webcast: Redfining Impact: National Open Access Week Kick Off Event at the World Bank.  Monday October 21, 12-1:30 (UCen State Street Room).  A multidisciplinary panel of researchers, publishers, technologists, and policy makers will examine the potential impacts of research results shared freely in the digital environments.  The focus will be on Article Level Metrics and changing the way scholarly communication is measured. Panelists include:

  • Dr. Stefano Bertuzzi, Executive Director of the American Society for Cell Biology
  • Brett Bobley, Chief Information Officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director Scholarly Communication, Modern Language Association
  • Dr. Cameron Neylon, Advocacy Director for Public Library of Science
  • Dr. Michael Stebbins, Assistant Director for Biotechnology, Science Division of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy

Workshops: Creating Data Management Plans
Wondering what a data management plan is, or need help writing one? Want to make sure you meet the plan requirements for the funding agency you are applying to? Attend these trainings on the DMPTool, a free online data management planning tool that you can customize by funding agency.

For the Humanities and Social Sciences
Monday, October 21, 4-5:30pm (Library 1575)
Presenter: Stephanie Tulley, Social Sciences Data Librarian

For the Sciences
Tuesday, October 22, 4-5:30pm (Library 1575)
Presenter: Andrea Duda, Sciences Collection Coordinator

Program: Scholarly Communication & Open Access Publishing for Graduate Students. Wednesday, October 23, 3:30-5pm (Music 1145).  Librarians Eunice Schroeder and Sherri L. Barnes will discuss recent changes in scholarly communication, Open Access publishing, the new UC Open Access Policy, Open Access electronic theses and dissertations, and measuring the impact of your scholarly work. Moderated by Professor Stephanie Tcharos and co-sponsored with the Music Department.  All are welcome.

Program: Retain Your Rights, Share Your Work: An Overview of Basic Copyright and Creative Commons Licenses.  Thursday, October 24, 4-5pm (Library 1575).  Creative Commons (CC) provides a set of freely available licenses that allow copyright owners to retain their rights while disseminating their work widely.  Eunice Schroeder will present an overview of copyright basics and describe how CC licenses align with the values of the academic community and the UC Open Access Policy.

Information Tables: October 21-24, 12-1pm (Coral Tree Café and Courtyard Café).  Open Access curious? Stop by one of our information tables to ask questions, gather information, and pick up your sticker in support of Open Access.