UCLA: UCLA to restore student films involving The Doors’ Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison

UCLA: UCLA to restore student films involving The Doors’ Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison. “The pair, who met on campus when Morrison was a senior and Manzarek was a graduate student, became household names by the late 60s, along with bandmates Robby Krieger and John Densmore, and their early artistic endeavors as movie makers are at risk of being forgotten as time takes its toll on the original reels….With this in mind, the UCLA Film and Television Archive launched the Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison Preservation Project. The campaign being conducted on UCLA Spark, UCLA’s crowdfunding platform, began Feb. 12 on what would have been Manzarek’s 80th birthday. It closes April 1. To date, nearly $40,000 has been raised.”

UCLA: UC engaged in necessary fight for open access to research-based knowledge

Daily Bruin: UC engaged in necessary fight for open access to research-based knowledge. “Academic publishing has been monetized and is increasingly inaccessible. Subscription-based journals with research from public universities often are paid for by taxpayers, yet aren’t always available to the public. Publishing has become concentrated in a small number of journals that can control and set extremely high price points for the entire industry. This puts academic journals and research faculty in a difficult situation.”

UCLA: UCLA Library to host digital archive of ancient Arabic and Syriac manuscripts

UCLA: UCLA Library to host digital archive of ancient Arabic and Syriac manuscripts. “The UCLA Library and Early Manuscripts Electronic Library have partnered with St. Catherine’s Monastery to digitize and publish online on an open access basis some 1,100 rare and unique Syriac and Arabic manuscripts dating from the fourth to the 17th centuries.”

UCLA: UCLA researchers use search engines, social media to predict syphilis trends

UCLA: UCLA researchers use search engines, social media to predict syphilis trends. “Two studies from the UCLA-based University of California Institute for Prediction Technology, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, found an association between certain risk-related terms that Google and Twitter users researched or tweeted about and subsequent syphilis trends that were reported to the CDC. The researchers were able to pinpoint these cases at state or county levels, depending on the platform used.”

My Modern Met: UCLA’s Virtual Library Hosts Over 1,800 Vintage Children’s Books for Free

I have posted about children’s books before but this one is new-to-me. From MyModernMet: UCLA’s Virtual Library Hosts Over 1,800 Vintage Children’s Books for Free. “If you’re a fan of children’s books, prepare to lose hours browsing through the virtual UCLA Children’s Book Collection. The digital archive hosts over 1,800 children’s fiction, poems, and educational books dating from 1728 to 1999. From fairy tale classics such a Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, this collection will take you right back to your childhood.”

UCLA: More Ethnomusicology Archive Recordings Now Online at California Light and Sound

UCLA: More Ethnomusicology Archive Recordings Now Online at California Light and Sound. “The UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive is pleased to announce that more recordings from the Archive’s collections are now available online as part of the California Light and Sound Collection on the Internet Archive….This round of recordings represents two collections. Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy’s fieldwork project, Khmer Dance and Music Project (you can also see more of Amy’s fieldwork on CAVPP, including additional Khmer recordings)……And Sephardic music, especially Turkish, Cuban, and Judeo-Spanish, recorded in California by Emily Sene and including performances by her husband, Isaac Sene, oud. ”

UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive Adds Performances by Jazz Musician Don Ellis

The UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive has added more than 60 recordings of performances by jazz musician Don Ellis. “Ellis, an enduring presence on L.A.’s Sunset Strip and other avenues where legendary jazz clubs drew in fans from everywhere, won a Grammy in 1972 for best instrumental arrangement for the ‘Theme from the French Connection.’ … Ellis’ California concert performances, now a click away on the internet, offer listeners a front-row seat at the club scene — Bonesville in Hollywood where he began to gain a significant following in the 1960s; Donte’s on Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood; the iconic Baked Potato in North Hollywood, which provided live jazz seven nights a week; and the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco’s oldest and grandest nightclub. “