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The UCLA Library is an open access advocate for all Bruins. Watch personal impact stories from a student, faculty member, staff member and an alumni community partner in the Library's video vignette series, Open Sourced.


Open Sourced: Chidinma Ikonte '22

Hundreds of Bruins scheduled remote consultations with librarians during spring quarter 2020, including human biology and society major Chidinma Ikonte ’22. This aspiring surgeon leveraged free, open access resources such as the OER Commons in both her courses and independent research.
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Open Sourced: Dr. Genevieve Carpio M.A. '07

Dr. Genevieve Carpio M.A. '07, an assistant professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at UCLA, is a past recipient of the UCLA Library's Affordable Course Materials Initiative award. Through ACMI, Dr. Carpio was able to reduce the costs for students in her introductory Chicana/o Studies 10A course by 50%.
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Open Sourced: Benjamin Mitchell '07

A new collaboration between the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra and the UCLA Music Library is empowering living composers by making their work more accessible and reducing barriers for applicants to Kaleidoscope’s 2020 Call for Scores. To learn more about the collaboration, and submit compositions to the Call for Scores (deadline: April 30, 2020), visit In this edition of Open Sourced, Kaleidoscope founder and UCLA alumnus Benjamin Mitchell '07 shares his thoughts on the Library collaboration and the importance of open access publishing. Learn more about Kaleidoscope at
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Open Sourced: Teresa Valenzuela '94

As director of social media for the UCLA Alumni Association, Teresa Valenzuela '94 shares her passion for this incredible university with fellow Bruins through the Library's Picturing UCLA Collection. Explore more than 10,000 historical campus images, available for free download at
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