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The University of California has been out of contract with Elsevier since January. Unfortunately, in late February the negotiations stalled. In the months since, Elsevier continued to provide access to new articles via ScienceDirect. As of July 10, UC's direct access to new Elsevier articles has...
Open Access Books
An ambitious project to develop new and innovative open access publishing models just got a major funding boost from Research England, and UC Santa Barbara is among the principal partners. The $3.6 million, three-year project (to be funded with £2.2 million from Research England and £600,00 from...
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Fri, Jun 7, 4:32 pm | Collections, Faculty, Research Services
Melvyl, the UCSB Library's connection to library collections across the UCs and around the world, is getting a new and improved user interface starting Monday, June 17. Melvyl is a discovery platform designed for the UC system that offers the ability to search and request hundreds of millions of...
Late Night Study
Mon, Jun 3, 2:42 pm | Student Success
Beginning June 2 and ending June 13, Late Night Study will begin at 6PM.  During Late Night Study, the Library is only open to UCSB students, faculty, and staff. A UCSB Access ID Card is required in order to enter the Library during Late Night Study. Until midnight, just tap your Access Card at the...
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Wed, May 22, 7:04 pm | Technology
Some Library users have reported receiving "phishing" emails that seem to come from the UCSB Library. The subject line of the email reads "Library Access Renewal Notification." The body of the message warns that users will lose access to Library services if they do not renew their Library account....
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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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