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.
To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, Cyndi Shein looks at the history of Armed Services Editions, a series of books provided to military servicemen during World War II. UNLV offers public access to a collection of these rare historical books thanks to the generosity of Beverly Rogers, who donated her collection of more than 400 Armed Services Editions to UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives.
For Rodrigo Vazquez, Las Vegas' East Side will always be home. Vazquez, who identifies as Mexican, graduated from UNLV this month with a double major in Economics and English. He spent his senior year working on the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada project in the UNLV Oral History Research Center as a way to connect with his heritage and give back to the Latinx community in Las Vegas. In this interview, we asked Rodrigo to share more about his experiences and what he has learned while working on the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada.
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.
Looking for a summer job on-campus? The University Libraries is now hiring to fill several student positions for the summer. Check out our student employee website and fill out an application!