UC Launches Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) Pilot

The UC libraries have launched a consortial Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) pilot program for 2014.  DDA is a new acquisition model that enables libraries to purchase monographs based on demonstrated needs of faculty and students in order to align cost with value as effectively as possible.  Though many of the UC libraries have implemented DDA programs locally, the pilot is the first systemwide implementation, and the first use of this approach at UCSB. 

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, the largest of the CDL licensed journal packages, paid for by co-investment of the UC libraries.  As part of the agreement UC was able to move high-value journals from the unsubscribed Freedom Collection into subscribed status with perpetual access rights; the transferred journals were selected by UC librarians, including many from UCSB.  The agreement also includes CDL purchase of the Elsevier 2014 fro

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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  • Library Employees Recognized for "Living the Value" of Integrity

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    Congratulations to the Library employees who were recently recognized as "Living the Value" of integrity, one of six core UCSB Library values.

    Library Employees Recognized for "Living the Value" of Integrity

    Congratulations to these Library employees who were recently recognized as "Living the Value" of integrity, one of the six core UCSB Library values. The “Living the Values” employee recognition program recognizes staff who embody the Library’s values through their actions, activities, and deeds.

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    UCSB eScholarship Report Reveals Frequent Activity on Open Access Publishing Platform

    The UCSB eScholarship Campus Report for the second quarter of 2014 was recently published. See how departments are using this open access publishing platform and repository, which papers and publications are the most viewed, and how UCSB content compares to other UC campuses. 

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  • Floor 2 South (in the Library's 4-Story Building) to Temporarily Close

    Starting Friday, August 1, Floor 2 South (in the Library's 4-story building) will be temporarily closed to the public for approximately four weeks.  Affected collections are materials in call number ranges A through B, the Curriculum Lab materials, Microfilm, current U.S. and California government publications, the local government publications collection, the Tibetan Studies Collection, and the Ethnic & Gender Studies Library (EGSL) collections: Andelson, Asian American Studies, Black Studies, Coleccion Tloque Nahuaque (CTN), Feminist Studies, and Native American Studies.

    On Exhibit: 3D Printed Artists' Book by Tom Burtonwood

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    Recently acquired by the UCSB Library, Orihon is an accordian fold artists' book of textures and reliefs printed onto thick plastic by a 3D printer.

    Propose An Exhibition

    Do you have an idea for a Library exhibition? The Library has several exhibition spaces on the first and third floor and is open to ideas for a short term exhibition from UCSB students, faculty, staff, and affiliated organizations.  Exhibitions in the UCSB Library are intended to showcase Library holdings and collections and/or enhance the cultural and intellectual life of the University and the larger community. Tie-ins to faculty research projects, campus activities, and national events are encouraged.

    A Note for Special Collections Researchers

    Special Collections Researchers:

    Beginning on Monday July 7 and continuing throughout the summer, construction activities in Special Collections may result in delays retrieving materials for patrons and researchers. From July 30-August 10, construction will also impact the reading room and front office area. We suggest that patrons visiting from out of town, or on limited visiting schedules, consider the possibility of alternate dates for your visit in order to avoid construction disturbances and extended retrieval delays.

    Thank you for your patience and cooperation,