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.
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...
There will be a lecture on Thursday commemoratig the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, offered in conjunction with the exhibit currently on view in Special Collections on the 3rd floor of Davidson Library.
The UCSB Library just received $239,600 from the Mellon-funded "Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards program" administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).
Sam Brylawski, Editor of UCSB's Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings and the American Discography Project has been appointed to the National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) and also to serve as the Board's Chair.