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In April 2019, University of California (UC) and Cambridge University Press announced that they had entered into a transformative open access agreement that will give UC authors who publish with Cambridge the opportunity to make their research freely available and advance the global shift toward an...
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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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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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