News & Events

The Scholarly Communication News Archive contains summaries of press releases about prominent news developments. The heading of each item links to the full text of that story.

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.

Alexandria Digital Research Library Launches With UCSB Theses & Dissertations

The UC Santa Barbara Library has just unveiled a new digital library called the Alexandria Digital Research Library (ADRL): http://www.alexandria.ucsb.edu.

Announcing "Scholarly Communication Express"

Request a 15-minute presentation on trends in academic publishing for your department or organization.

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.

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.

UC Becomes Charter Member of Knowledge Unlatched

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

University Librarian on Data Curation @ UCSB Project

UCSB Library eyes digital curation service to help preserve research data created across campus