Look for a new face helping out as part of UCSB Library's very busy Building Operations (BOPS) team, which works 24/7 to respond to facilities, safety, maintenance, and security issues. Rob Holland, who has joined the Library as a second BOPS assistant, will lead a crew of student workers to keep the Library a safe and sound place to study.
UCSB is participating in a systemwide license for journals from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
The 36 journals include a variety of titles dealing with construction/materials/legal affiars; engineering mechanics; environment and water resources; geotechnical engineering; management/professional issues; structural engineering; transportation and urban development; utility engineering and surveying; waterways, coasts, ports, and oceans; and other technical areas. A complete list is available at http://ascelibrary.org/journals/all_journal_titles
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The Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum systematically collects newly published Greek inscriptions as well as publications on previously known documents. It presents complete Greek texts of all new inscriptions with a critical apparatus; it summarizes new readings, interpretations, and studies of known inscriptions, and occasionally presents the Greek text of these documents. The online edition includes all SEG volumes, and will incorporate all future volumes in the series.
Walter Kohn’s handwritten class lecture notes on sheets of lined paper, with titles like “Beta Decay” and “Mechanics of Deformable Media,” are what you’d expect from a physicist who won a Nobel Prize: complex, impressive, heavy on equations.
A UCSB transfer student came to Malaphone Phommasa with a plea that’s more complex than it sounds: “I have no idea what book I need for my class.”
The UCSB Library extends their condolences to the family and the Department of Anthropology on the passing of Professor Mattison Mines. Professor Mines was a sociocultural anthropologist who joined the Anthropology Department in 1970 and served as Chair several times. He retired in 2005, serving as a research professor and director of the UC Study Center in the Netherlands. His major research projects focused on South Asia, and Indian society and the role of the individual as a social agent.