The UCSB Library has acquired David Giovannoni's collection of over 500 home wax recordings. Home wax or home recordings, were made by everyday people, and capture the early spirit of the public's interaction with recording technology.
The UCSB Library and the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management have commissioned Santa Barbara artist Ethan Turpin to create an exhibition on wildfire which is on exhibit on the first floor of the Library through May 2014.
Bren School professors will introduce the SERI Fire research initiative, which is bringing together an interdisciplinary team in pursuit of new strategies for managing wildfire under conditions of climate change.
In 2010 the UCSB Library acquired much of the former store inventory and collection of Parisian record dealer Edouard Pecourt, owner of the store La Boîte à Disques, a small antiquarian record shop in Paris from the early 1950s through 1980s...