Below are News items in the category of Government Information Center

2-Story Building Closed for Renovation

The UCSB Library's 2-story historic building has been officially closed to the public. That part of the Library will undergo renovations and will not re-open until the Library Addition & Renovation Project is completed, two 1/2 years from now.

California Assembly Bill 609: Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research

California Assembly Bill 609 will ensure that the public can access the published results of taxpayer-funded research for free.

U.S. Representatives Introduce Bill for Federal Open Access Policy

The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR) would require federal agencies with budgets of 100 million or more to provide public access to federally funded research within six months of publication.

Frankenstorm Crisis Mapping

Recently, mapping enthusiasts have taken to creating maps of disasters that draw their information from the open web.

White House Petition on Open Access to Research

Sign the people's petition in support of public access to federally funded scientific research. For White House consideration 25,000 signatures are needed by June 21.

What is Open Access and Why is the World Bank's Open Access Policy So Significant?

Effective July 1, the World bank will be adopting an Open Access Policy. "What the World Bank's Open Access Policy Means for Development" is a liveblog and webcast scheduled for Monday May 21, from 9:30-11am PST.

Have you filed your 1040s yet?

Working on your taxes? Need a form? The library has tax forms and instructions in our Government Information Center.