This is What Open Access Looks Like!
The UCSB Library is seeking proposals for our annual Open Access (OA) Week activities, which will take place October 22-26, 2018. Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. The Library is using OA Week as an opportunity to raise awareness and seek...
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UCSB Library is pleased to announce the publication of the UC Pathways to Open Access report, and accompanying documentation. The Library will be using this toolkit to help guide our decision-making when using existing Library funds and gifts to support open access (OA). “Pathways” is an analysis...
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Mon, May 14, 10:55 am | Special Research Collections
Henry Ford’s Old Time Dance Orchestra, Teddy Roosevelt’s 1912 campaign address and a how-to on sending and receiving Morse code. These are among the thousands of recordings Thomas A. Edison’s record label captured on its “Diamond Discs.” A novel technology between 1912 and 1929, the discs were so...
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Mon, May 14, 10:52 am | Special Research Collections
Shirley Graves Kennedy was a passionate activist, a dedicated educator and a devoted wife and mother. A product of the civil rights movement, the former lecturer in the UC Santa Barbara Department of Black Studies turned her considerable energy toward bringing people together on- and off-campus to...
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In a room at the UC Santa Barbara Library, Eileen A. Fradenburg Joy and her students prepare for revolution. They wield no weapons, only words. They seek not to overthrow a government, but to disrupt the multibillion-dollar academic publishing industry. Joy leads the Arnhold Punctum Publishing Lab...
Vincent Van Gerven Oei
The UCSB Library Scholarly Communication Program is pleased to present Nubian studies scholar, punctum books co-director, and philologist Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei.   Vincent will discuss how community-focused, scholar-led open access publishing can help launch fields of inquiry and study that...
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As a history major at UCSB in the 1960s, Kenneth Karmiole liked to hang out in used bookstores. He often found scholarly books from the 19th century that sold for $1, and wondered why they weren’t worth more. To learn about the academic book business, he sought out UCSB Library’s head of...
Wed, Feb 21, 11:29 am | Collections
In consultation with UCSB’s Academic Senate Committee on Library, Information, & Instructional Resources, the UCSB Library has begun phasing out the main Annex, which contains primarily back runs of periodicals. By relying on the UC Regional Library Facilities (RLF) for access to these...
Kristin Antelman
Tue, Feb 6, 11:23 am |
Henry T. Yang, Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Barbara, announced the appointment of Kristin Antelman as the next University Librarian, effective April 1, 2018. View full text of the announcement below. PDF Available.
UCSB Library, in partnership with the Earth Research Institute (ERI), announces the launch of a joint pilot project, The Data Collective, to develop an on-campus repository for faculty research data. UCSB Library is looking for UCSB faculty who would like to participate in The Data Collective....

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