Below are News items in the category of Lectures & Talks

Survival of the Fittest: The Brave New World of Scholarly Publishing - October 30, 4pm

Faculty journal editors discuss challenges in scholarly publishing, relations with publishers, and the impact of Open Access publishing.

Open Access Week Programs at the Library (Oct. 20-30)

Open Access Week program highlights include presentations by UCSB faculty members on journal pricing and the brave new world of scholarly publishing, a pizza party for graduate students, and an introduction to altmetrics.

Event: Henry Thoreau in His Letters: A New Perspective (Wed, May 21, 4 pm)

Elizabeth Witherell, who directs the Thoreau Edition, will speak about her work on Thoreau’s correspondence, and Casey Caldwell and Sophie Hassett will read selections from a group of letters between Thoreau and Emerson.

Event: What Are Open Educational Resources (Thurs. May 15, 12pm)?

Tired of high textbook costs? Have lunch in the Library while learning about Open Educational Resources for teaching, research and learning, including open textbooks.

Event: Activism and the Arts: The Life Journey of Dan Guerrero (Tues. May 13, 4pm)

The Library is excited to host Dan Guerrero for a free public talk in the Library’s Mary Cheadle Room on Tuesday, May 13, at 4pm.

Tired of High Textbook Costs? RSVP for Student Forum on Open Educational Resources

The Library is looking for students to participate in a May 15 (1-2pm) student forum about open educational resources.

Event: Electronic Theses and Dissertations and the Publishing Landscape (Mon. May 5, 4pm)

Do open access ETDs diminish publishing opportunities in the social sciences and humanities? Gail McMillan will present the results of a study of publishers' attitudes toward open access ETDs.

Open Access & Graduate Student Events

The Library and Graduate Division invite the campus community to two programs on issues in scholarly communication and publishing.

Event: Grad Slam Preliminary Round (April 8, 3pm)

On Tuesday, April 8, the Library will host one of the Grad Slam Preliminary Rounds as part of the Graduate Student Showcase.