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Thu, May 16, 11:32 am | Student Success, Undergraduate Students
For undergraduate scholars and researchers, the UC Santa Barbara Library plays a key role in their academic success. Every day — and in countless ways — students tap into the library’s vast resources and services. “Our undergrads conduct legitimate research and are in every way functioning as young...
Author Thi Bui
Thu, Apr 25, 4:58 pm | Events, UCSB Reads
What Thi Bui first set out to do was to turn a graduate school oral history project into something more accessible outside academia. Safe to say: she succeeded wildly. That oral history became the basis for “The Best We Could Do,” Bui’s illustrated memoir documenting her family’s escape from...
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Public research university, publicly available research. Sounds logical, but that’s not always — or even often — the way it goes. UC Santa Barbara, and the University of California at large, aim to change that. Affirming its belief that research generated at a public institution should indeed be...
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Agreement is UC’s first with a major publisher and Cambridge’s first in the Americas The University of California and Cambridge University Press have entered into a transformative agreement that will advance the global shift toward an open access future for research.  The agreement is designed to...
Henri Temianka and Lili Kraus
Thu, Apr 4, 11:26 am | Special Research Collections
“Miraculous little machines,” wrote Henri Temianka in his 1968 essay for The Instrumentalist titled “In Praise of Tape Recorders.” The virtuoso violinist, conductor, teacher, author, and founder of the Paganini Quartet and California Chamber Symphony extolled the devices for their myriad uses: to...
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UCSB Library is pleased to announce the NEW Library Award for Undergraduate Research - offering six cash prizes to undergraduate students who impress us with their research! The annual Library Award for Undergraduate Students recognizes student projects that make expert and sophisticated use of the...
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TO:         UC Santa Barbara community FROM:   Kristin Antelman, University Librarian RE:         Outcome of UC negotiations with Elsevier   February 28, 2019 I am writing to share the outcome of the University of California’s negotiations to renew its systemwide license with the scholarly journal...
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Wed, Feb 20, 4:16 pm | Music
In an unprecedented collaboration, the UC Santa Barbara Library and UCSB Opera Theatre will present the American premiere of a work by a proven master of music and theater. Both performances of the operetta — which was selected from the library’s Michael and Nan Miller Operetta Archive — will be...
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**Updated: As of February 1, the University of California does not have an agreement with Elsevier. The UC and Elsevier have agreed to continue good-faith discussions for the time being. For now, access is expected to continue. Should we learn of any changes to access at UC, we will notify our...
Anguish, Anger, and Activism
In the UC Santa Barbara Library, two exhibits will revisit the spill — one in-depth, the other through art. The first, “Anguish, Anger and Activism: Legacies of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill,” will run Monday, Jan. 28, through Sunday, June 16, in the library’s Special Research Collections (...

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