New Building Operations Assistant Hired

Rob HollandLook 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.

New Licensed Resource: ASCE Research Library

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

WEST Libraries Archive 500,000 Volumes

Forum Journal 3, no. 3 (1989). WEST’s 500,000th volume is archived by Arizona StAcademic libraries everywhere follow the most basic of kindergarten commands: Share.

New Licensed Resource: Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum Online

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.

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Nobel Winner Walter Kohn Donates Papers to Library

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The late physicist Walter Kohn, a UCSB professor who shared the 1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, has donated his papers to UCSB Library's Special Research Collections.

New Transfer Student Center Director

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Meet Malaphone Phommasa, director of the new Transfer Student Center in the UCSB Library.

Nobel Winner Walter Kohn Donates Papers to Library

Walter KohnWalter 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.

Fourth of July Weekend Hours

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The Library will be open Saturday and Sunday, July 2-3, and closed on Independence Day, July 4. For current hours, click here.

Library Welcomes New Transfer Student Center Director

Malaphone PhommasaA 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.”

Professor Mattison Mines

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.

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