The UCSB Library provides a wide variety of Digital Scholarship support, programming, and services, from online scholarly publishing to dataset creation and management. We strive to help UCSB scholars navigate the rapidly changing scholarly communication system and advance knowledge across disciplines.

Research Data Services

A team of research data specialists supports the active and ongoing management of data produced by UCSB researchers. Research Data Services offers data management training and consultation.


The DREAM Lab (previously the Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory) offers access to workstations and a wide variety of statistical, spatial, and qualitative data analysis tools and content. Professional and student staff are available to support these tools and datasets. DREAM Lab hosts workshops on computational methods for novice Data Scientists, emerging digital scholarship techniques and practice, and the team actively pursues opportunities to facilitate and collaborate with research projects across disciplines. The DREAM Lab has offices on the second floor of the Library’s Mountain Side. Come visit our hub for collaborative digital scholarship on campus.

Scholarly Communication Program

Through outreach, advocacy, and support, the Scholarly Communication Program works to create a more scholar driven and economically sustainable scholarly communication system, which improves access to scholarship and the reach and impact of UCSB scholarship. Services include assistance with managing your intellectual property; using copyrighted works in research and teaching; understanding publication agreements; and exercising your rights under the UC Open Access Policy. Consultations and presentations are available on demand.

Copyright & Fair Use Guide

This guide provides copyright and fair use information and resources for the UCSB community.  Coverage includes basic explanations of U.S. copyright law; the fundamentals of fair use and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; University of California policies; FAQs; and useful resources. The guide contains information that will assist you in using copyrighted material thoughtfully and responsibly, while also encouraging you to exercise your fair use right.