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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...
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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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**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...
Open Access
Open Access Week @ UCSB October 22-26, 2018 Roundtable: Spatial Data Discovery at UCSB: Future Directions Wednesday October 24, 11:00am. Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory, 2nd Floor Mountain Side. This roundtable discussion, facilitated by Sara Lafia (Center for Spatial Studies) and Jon...
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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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...
Fair Use Week
UCSB Library is participating in Fair Use Week, a national event coordinated annually by the Association of Research Libraries that celebrates and explores fair use rights under the copyright statute. We invite you to learn more about fair use in academia by visiting our information table in the...