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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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Original, handwritten manuscripts by an author who has been called a Nobel Prize contender and compared to Ernest Hemingway are now available for everyone around the world to see. Pai Hsien-yung, also known as Kenneth Pai, was a professor of Chinese literature at UCSB from 1965 to 1994. “Kenneth...
UCSB student using Library Practice Presentation Room
Wed, Oct 17, 11:01 am | Services, Technology
UCSB Library is pleased to announce a new Presentation Practice Room available for reservation by UCSB students, faculty, and staff. Located on the 1st Floor Mountain Side (room 1506), the space allows you to practice, refine, and record oral and multimedia presentations for classes and seminars,...
Rio por no Llorar
In the silkscreen print “Rio Por No Llorar” (“I Laugh to Keep from Crying”), Carmen Miranda’s famous fruit-laden headdress demands that you look more closely. Bananas with a Chiquita label are encased in barbed wire. A bunch of grapes is surrounded by skulls and crossbones — a pesticide warning....

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