This is What Open Access Looks Like!
We are very pleased to announce the University of California’s transformative open access agreement with the American Chemical Society (ACS). Through this agreement UC-affiliated corresponding authors will receive support for open access publication in ACS’ portfolio of over 75 premier chemistry...
Tops of historic audio cylinders.
UCSB Library Launches Early Recordings Initiative in Effort to Preserve Last Remaining pre-1903 Sound Recordings In a race against time, the elements, and eBay, the UC Santa Barbara Library, in collaboration with L.A.-based collector John Levin, has created the Early Recordings Initiative—the first...
Rudy Vallee holding a saxophone.
UCSB Library is one of 20 organizations that received a 2022 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) in April for a Recordings at Risk project.  Nearly $50,000 is now available for the project, “Preserving America’s Radio Heritage: The Recordings of Variety Show Pioneer...
Arthur Rubinstein conducting
Wed, Mar 30, 4:43 pm | Special Research Collections
Arthur Benjamin Rubinstein was an Emmy Award-winning composer and conductor with over 40 years of experience creating scores for film, theater, and concert performances. To preserve his extensive legacy of musical creativity after his passing in 2018, his daughter Ali Rubinstein and wife Barbara...
Student assistant waving at Collaborate Helpdesk in Library
Mon, Mar 28, 9:28 am | Services
A new Collaborate Student Support Center Helpdesk location is now open at UCSB Library, in time for the start of the Spring quarter.  It is located in the Library Paseo next to the Services Desk and its staff can provide walk-up support for technology questions. Through this partnership with...
Exterior of the National Archives building zoomed in on the word Archives.
Thu, Mar 17, 2:41 pm | Collections, Government Information
In an effort to preserve government documents and save shelf space while also improving public access to the information, all 10 University of California libraries are working together to create a shared Federal Documents Archive (FedDocArc). UCSB Library recently sent its first deposit of...
This is What Open Access Looks Like!
Wiley and the University of California today announced a one-year pilot agreement that makes it more affordable for UC authors to publish open access in Wiley journals, making their articles freely available for anyone to read.  Corresponding authors at all ten UC campuses and the Lawrence Berkeley...
Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation logo
Tue, Mar 1, 1:42 pm | Special Research Collections, Grants
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation announced last week that UCSB Library won one of two of its Preservation Grants to preserve and make more accessible documents and materials related to the life and career of Astor Piazzolla, a popular Argentine composer of tango and Latin American music. The...
Edison disc record: "The Jelly Roll blues", performed by The Original Memphis Five, recorded in New York, New York on September 22, 1923.
Mon, Feb 28, 11:46 am | Special Research Collections, Collections
Thomas Edison National Historical Park (TENHP) released 2,400 historic Edison disc sound recordings, digitized and made available online in cooperation with the University of California, Santa Barbara Library Special Research Collections on the Discography of American Historical Recordings (DAHR)...
Tom Brittnacher
Mon, Feb 28, 11:37 am | Library Employees, Geospatial Collection
Tom Brittnacher has worked at the UCSB Library for eight years, previously as the Geospatial Data Curator and then Geospatial Collection Strategist. On February 1, he became the Library’s first Curator of Geospatial and Digital Collections. In this new role, Tom will not only be responsible for...

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