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. (Note that off-campus access to these journals is available through the campus

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  • News for the Ethnic & Gender Studies Library

    The Ethnic & Gender Studies Library (EGSL) now provides a News & Events page linked from its home page at This news page includes posts about current exhibits and newly acquired books in the six collections, among other items.

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

    Open Access Week is an annual global event, promoting open access as a new norm in research and scholarship. At the Library, the event is an
    opportunity to raise awareness of trends in scholarly communication and publishing.  Please join us. 

    Library Computers Now Require Authentication

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    Most computers in the Library now require that users log-on for access, either with a UCSB NetID and password or a temporary guest password issued at the Circulation Desk.

    Library Computers Now Require Authentication

    In response to student concerns about priority access to computers, and to increase security of the campus network, the UCSB Library now requires users in the Davidson and Arts libraries to log on with their university NetID and password. This process, called “authentication,” ensures that public computers are available first for UCSB students, faculty, and staff. Visiting researchers and guests can request a temporary login and password by providing a government-issued photo ID at the Circulation Desk in the Davidson or Arts libraries.

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    Nakamura Publications in eScholarship

    The UCSB Library wishes to recognize Professor Shuji Nakamura for his remarkable research by highlighting select publications that he has co-authored, and are open access in eScholarship, UC's institutional repository. 

    Open Access Week Programs at the Library

    Library collections aren't possible without the scholarly communication and publishing system.  Attend any or all of the Library's Open Access Week programs to learn about trends and challenges in scholarly publishing, which can both enhance and restrict access to scholarship for teaching and research.    More information and a complete schedule are available.


    Open Access Week, Oct. 20-30

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    In honor of global Open Access Week, the Library is hosting several talks exploring changes in the scholarly publishing environment today.

    Give Us Feedback on the Library's Website: Take Our Survey

    UCSB Library is conducting a review of its website in order to identify areas for improvement. To better understand how you use the Library's website and what changes you would like to see, we invite you to take a brief anonymous survey by October 31, 2014. Upon completion of the survey, you can choose to enter a drawing for a $50 UCSB Bookstore giftcard.

    "The Lens" Newsletter Fall Quarter Issue Out

    The Fall 2014 issue of the Library's The Lens newsletter for faculty and scholars will soon be distributed by campus mail and at the Library's Reference/Information desks.