The Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada project is celebrating an important milestone: the collection of 100 oral histories from Latinx residents in Southern Nevada in just under a year.
Laurents Bañuelos-Benitez is a second-year graduate student in the College of Education and one of the students working on the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada project in the UNLV Oral History Research Center, a part of the University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives. In this essay, he shares how working on the project has strengthened his pride in growing on the Eastside of Las Vegas.
MGM Resorts International has announced that it has pledged an additional $25,000 to support the UNLV University Libraries’ Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada project. Officially launched in September 2018, the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada has collected more than 90 oral histories from Latinx residents during its first year and raised nearly $240,000 in funding.
When the University of California (UC) System announced the cancellation of their $50 million journal subscription deal with Elsevier on February 28, the decision reverberated throughout the academic publishing world. Sparked by a need to curtail the increasing costs of journal subscriptions in a landscape where library budgets remain flat and a desire to shift the journal publishing model away from subscriptions to a sustainable open access model, the decision may have an impact on collaborators who work with and rely on research from the UC System. In this linked paper, University Libraries faculty Cory Tucker, Andrea Wirth, and Annette Day provide background on issues with the scholarly communication process, academic library budgets, and open access initiatives. The paper also examines the impact of journal subscription deals with large commercial publishers (including Elsevier) and highlight efforts at UNLV to support open access.
The Extended Study Area on the first floor of Lied Library by the Book 'n' Bean coffee shop will be closed through Friday, August 16.