Below are News items in the category of News for Faculty

UC Becomes Charter Member of Knowledge Unlatched

UC has become a charter member of Knowledge Unlatched (KU), a promising new open access initiative, with an innovative business model for the publication of scholarly books in the social sciences and humanities.

Floor 1 South Collections (in the 4-story Building) to Temporarily Close

Starting Wednesday, August 27, select areas of Floor 1 South (in the Library's 4-story building) will be temporarily closed to the public for approximately three weeks. Read the story for details.

Fire Alarm System Testing in Davidson Library Tower (Wed. Aug. 13 - Fri. Aug. 15 & Mon. Aug. 18)

The new fire alarm system in the Davidson Library 8-story tower will be tested weekdays starting Wed., August 13 through Mon., August 18 between 8 am and 5pm each day. Read the story for more information.

Proxy Server Unavailable for Maintenance Overnight on Friday, Aug. 8 (10 pm - 7 am)

The proxy server will be unavailable during maintenance overnight on Friday, Aug. 8 from 10 pm until 7 am the following morning.

Library Seeks Volunteers for Website User Testing

Library seeks volunteers for 15-20 minute user testing sessions. Please email

UC Launches Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) Pilot

The UC libraries have launched a consortial Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) pilot program for university press books in the humanities and social sciences.

UC Libraries Reach Agreement with Elsevier

The California Digital Library (CDL) recently completed a successful negotiation with Elsevier for a 5-year license to the Science Direct journal package of more than 1,200 titles.

Library Acquires New Nature Titles

The University of California Libraries have licensed three highly requested journals from Nature Publishing: Nature Chemistry, Nature Climate Change, and Nature Communications.

UCSB eScholarship Report Reveals Frequent Activity on Open Access Publishing Platform

View UCSB's eScholarship quarterly report, and see what's new and popular, and how departments are using the open access publishing platform and repository.