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On March 16, the University of California announced a transformative open access agreement with Elsevier, the world’s largest academic publisher. This successful outcome is the result of UC’s faculty, librarians, and university leadership coming together to stand firm on our goals. The new four-...
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UCSB Library Search and Melvyl Retiring July 27 UC Library Search will vastly improve the user experience of faculty, students, and researchers worldwide who need to access collections across the University of California system. This new discovery tool will replace Melvyl and UCSB Library Search on...
Open Access
We’re delighted to announce that UC authors can now make research they publish in The Company of Biologists, The Royal Society, and Canadian Science Publishing freely available for anyone to read by taking advantage of the university’s new transformative open access agreement with the publisher....
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The UCSB Library is preparing to reopen a portion of the main Library for limited student study space at the beginning of spring quarter, March 29. Study space will gradually reopen in phases, starting with the Learning Commons on the first and second floors of the Mountain Side and eventually...
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Mon, Mar 1, 11:46 am | Faculty, Student Success
In celebration of Open Education Week (March 1-5, 2021), the UCSB Library is highlighting one professor’s experience with using an open educational resource (OER) for a class. As the Library continues to deepen its commitment to an open paradigm for research and teaching, we want to support more...
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Fri, Feb 12, 3:46 pm | Technology, Services, UC Library Search
Finding and borrowing materials from libraries across the UC system is about to get easier. On July 27, 2021, the libraries on all 10 University of California campuses will be connected through UC Library Search, a unified discovery and borrowing system.  With UC Library Search, users will be able...
UCSB Reads Book with Badge
Fri, Feb 12, 11:40 am | UCSB Reads
Want to meet other Gauchos who care about racial justice? UCSB Library is organizing student-led small group reading discussions for UCSB students to dive into the UCSB Reads 2021 book When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Cullors and asha bandele.  These groups...
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Laura Treat joined the UCSB Library in October in a new dual role as the Curator of Moving Image Collections and Librarian for Film & Media Studies. In this position, she fills a variety of needs, overseeing the moving image collections in the Library’s Department of Special Research...
Sherri Barnes
After a career at UCSB spanning more than two decades, librarian Sherri Barnes retired at the end of January. She led the Library to the forefront of the movement for open access research as the Library's first Scholarly Communication Program Coordinator, her most recent role. Throughout her time...
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The American Radio Archives, one of the world’s largest and most valuable collections of radio broadcasting will soon become part of the UC Santa Barbara Library’s Department of Special Research Collections. Established by the Thousand Oaks Library Foundation (TOLF) in 1984, the archive is one of...

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