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Update on UCSB access to Kanopy film streaming service

KanopyBecause of the overwhelming popularity of the film streaming service Kanopy but a limited budget for film licenses, the UCSB Library is changing the way the UCSB community will be able to use the service.

Now films will be available for unlimited UCSB viewing only until the film’s fixed license expiration date, which can be found via the UCSB Library Search: search for “kanopy” and then select the Audio Visual material type on the right to find nearly 300 Kanopy videos. A film’s license can be found by clicking on its title.

If you find a video on Kanopy that you’d like to use for teaching but is not in the Library’s collections, contact Chizu Morihara. For general information on the Library’s video collections and Instructional Development’s video services, see Films & Videos at UCSB.

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Open Access Week at Davidson Library

Open Access logoOpen Access Week is an annual international event that promotes open access as a new norm in research and scholarship. Please join us for any or all of the Library’s Open Access Week programs to learn about trends and challenges in scholarly publishing.

Programs held during the week include:

  • Reinventing Scholarly Publishing: UC Press. Monday, October 19, 4-5:15 pm (Room 1575, 1st Floor)
  • Reinventing Scientific Publishing: Collabra, JoVE, PLOS. Tuesday, October 20, 4-5:15 pm (Room 1575, 1st Floor)
  • Reinventing Impact Factors: Altmetrics. Wednesday, October 21, 4-5pm (Room 1575, 1st Floor)
  • Reinventing Publication Management at UC. Thursday, October 22, 4-6 pm (Room 1575, 1st Floor)
  • Innovation, Copyright, and the Academy: The Reinvention of Your Scholarship. Monday, November 2, 4-5:15 pm (Mary Cheadle Room, 3rd Floor)

Admission is free to all events. Refreshments will be served. The Library appreciates the support of our program co-sponsors: Academic Senate, Office of Research, and Graduate Division.

UCSB Acquires Major Chicano/Latino Graphic Art Collections

Mission Grafica Collection, MCCLAThe UCSB Library has acquired two art collections — The Mission Gráfica and La Raza Graphics — from the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) in San Francisco comprised of roughly 2,000 historical silkscreen print posters from the Chicano / Latino Visual Arts movement plus organizational records from the MCCLA. These will be housed in the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA), a division of UCSB Library’s Special Research Collections and will nearly double CEMA’s already extensive holdings of Chicano/Latino graphic prints. Once the items in the new collections have been processed and catalogued, they will be available to scholars and the public for research and viewing.

Among the artists featured in the collections are Rene Castro, Enrique Chagoya, Domitilia Dominguez, Juan Fuentes, Pete Gallegos, Carmen Lomas Garza, Ester Hernandez, Linda Lucero, Ralph Maradiaga, Oscar Melara, Consuelo Mendez, Malaquias Montoya, Irene Perez, Michael Rios, Jos Sances and Hebert Siguenza.

Comments sought for proposed UC Policy on Open Access draft

UC_OpenAccessThe Provosts Task Force on Open Access is looking for comments on the Proposed New Draft UC Policy on Open Access: Additional Information and Frequently Asked Questions. The proposed new policy extends open access rights and responsibilities to all non-Senate members of the UC community who are authors of scholarly articles, non-Senate faculty, other academic personnel, students, administrators, and staff. The policy allows non-Senate authors of scholarly articles to maintain legal control over their research articles while making their work freely available to the public. The comments period closes January 15, 2015.

For more information on Open Access and eScholarship at UCSB, visit UCSB Library Services: Scholarly Communication, including a section specifically tailored to graduate students. For UC Open Access Policy, visit the UC Office of Scholarly Communication.

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Propose an exhibiton for UCSB Library

Conjuring India Exhibition Reception, August 4, 2013If you’ve ever come across items in UCSB’s Libraries that are visually arresting or would encourage engaging discussions, the UCSB Library Exhibitions Committee urges you to propose an exhibition. The Committee reviews submissions from UCSB students, faculty, employees, and affiliated organizations, especially proposals that support UCSB’s teaching and research mission or highlights the University’s curriculum, research, organizations and events, and/or current events.

Open Access Program coming to Davidson Library

Open Access Week — October  20-30 — is an annual global event, promoting open access as a new norm in research and scholarship and to raise awareness of trends in scholarly communication and publishing. The program at UCSB will include these events:

  • Generation Open Webcast & Pizza Party, Monday, October 20, 12pm
    • Graduate students are invited to kick-off Open Access Week
  • What’s the Big Deal?: Journal Pricing Secrets Exposed, Tuesday, October 21, 5pm
    • UCSB economist Ted Bergstrom discusses the results of his recently published study revealing price discrimination practiced by commercial and nonprofit journal publishers and the impact of these practices on library collection budgets and researchers’ access to scholarship
  • Altmetrics: New Ways to Evaluate for a New Publishing Environment, Monday, October 27, 4pm
    • Chuck Huber, Chemistry and Scholarly Communication Librarian, introduces altmetrics, which are new tools for measurement ranging from article downloads to citations in social media to references in new media
  • Survival of the Fittest: The Brave New World of Scholarly Publishing, Thursday, October 30, 4pm
    • UCSB journal editors discuss the challenges they face in scholarly publishing, relations with publishers, open access publishing, and more

All events will be held in the Library’s Mary Cheadle Room.

There will also be Information Tables set up at the Coral Tree and Courtyard Cafés, October 21-23 between 12:30-1:30pm. Don’t forget to pick up an Open Access Week sticker!

Images of Africa exhibition now at UCSB Library Special Collections

Images of Africa, UCSB Davidson Library Special Collections (September 2014-January 2015)Images of Africa, curated by David C. Tambo (retired Head of Special Collections) and Edward Fields (Special Collections Reading Room Manager and IS Supervisor), is on view in Davidson Library’s Special Collections (Third Floor) through January 2015. The exhibition showcases maps from as early as the 17th century, photograph collections dating to the latter 19th century, and numerous personal and printed materials.

Also: Save the Date, November 6th to be exact, for a public reception of the exhibition from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in Library’s Mary Cheadle Room (3rd Floor), where DJ Jon Ward will be spinning a selection of African 78s. For more information on Jon Ward’s collection of African vinyl, visit his website.


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