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The University of California and the non-profit open access publisher Public Library of Science (PLoS) have entered an agreement that will make it easier and more affordable for UC authors to publish on one of the PLoS journals.
The UC Libraries and Academic Senate Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication (UCOLASC) are co-sponsoring a three-minute poll to gauge the impact of loss of immediate access to current Elsevier content via ScienceDirect on the UC community.
Introducing the UCLA Digital Library Programs new website. Explore distinctive and international open access materials from Library holdings, such as this image from the Andrew West Photographs of the Guelaguetza, 1982-1985.
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OpenUCLA, a Centennial Initiative, seeks to create a better future by removing barriers to research and scholarship.
Academic librarians from across the nation will participate in a three-week session in July featuring lectures, panels, workshops and field trips.
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The UCLA Film & Television Archive, the second-largest repository of motion pictures and broadcast programming in the U.S., is now part of the UCLA Library.
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