September 22, 2019

UCLA Library Celebrates the University’s Centennial with OpenUCLA

From the UCLA Library:

Led by the UCLA Library, the OpenUCLA initiative highlights and expands efforts to provide open and equitable access to the materials and scholarship produced at UCLA. The UCLA Library—an outspoken, proactive national advocate for open access—will continue as a leader in the effort to change the foundation of how knowledge and scholarship is created, published, shared, and collected.

Throughout UCLA’s Centennial year, OpenUCLA will celebrate and promote equity in open knowledge, making research publications and resources publicly and globally accessible, digitizing new materials and collections, and providing access to unique and rare materials. A Library Centennial Exhibit will feature a rotating selection from the Library’s collections, reflecting and illuminating the unique and diverse characteristics of UCLA and Los Angeles. Spanning time periods, subjects, formats, and languages, the exhibit will engage and inspire. Other activities include an “Edit-a-Thon” to update and refresh Wikipedia sites to incorporate open access resources and images; awards for and recognition of UCLA’s open access research and scholarship; and lowering costs for UCLA students by supporting course development that integrates open and free content and resources owned or licensed by UCLA. Via an improved user interface to be launched during the Centennial year, the UCLA Library will enhance the exploration of and access to some of our exceptional digital collections, including images, ephemera, oral histories, rare and digitally preserved texts and objects, and other materials.

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: Open-Access Publishing is Focus In California Digital Library’s Latest Project (via The Daily Bruin)

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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