Construction Update

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Some collections will be accessible over certain dates only through paging by Library staff as they are moved around and into their new locations.

Construction Update: Paging Service Required to Access Some Materials

Books from stacksStarting Monday, July 27, there will be an uptick in construction-related activity and disruption in the UCSB Library as we start the countdown to a mid-November opening. In particular, some collections will be accessible over certain dates only through paging by Library staff as they are moved around and into their new locations.

New Licensed Resource – RILM Retrospective Abstracts of Music Literature

The UCSB Library has a new licensed resource: RILM Retrospective Abstracts of Music Literature.

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Bob Bason Donates Capra Press Publisher's Collection

Book collector Bob Bason

Robert E. “Bob” Bason of Santa Barbara recently donated 580 books published by Capra Press, along with more than 360 letters and related items, to UCSB Library’s Special Research Collections.

July 'Crossroads' E-newsletter Available

July Crossroads coverThe July 2015 issue of Crossroads, the Library's electronic newsletter, is available to read online here.

Library Receives Gift to Support Spatial Data Research

map imageThe UC Santa Barbara Library has received a generous anonymous gift that will support research to identify more effective technical ways of identifying spatial data. The Spatial Discovery Fund aims to raise awareness of spatial and data analysis in research and teaching.

Extended: Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Exhibition

tomolThe current exhibition in UCSB Library's Special Research Collections has been extended through Aug. 28, 2015. If you haven't yet visited the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas exhibition, you will now be able to see it over the summer whenever Special Research Collections is open.

Extended: We Remember Them: Acts of Love and Compassion in Isla Vista Exhibition

We Remember Them logo"We Remember Them: Acts of Love and Compassion in Isla Vista," an exhibition honoring the acts of love and compassion that emerged in Isla Vista and on the UC Santa Barbara campus after the May 23, 2014 tragedy, has been extended. It will be on display in the UCSB Red Barn (Old Gym) through Aug. 13.

On Exhibit: For the People, By the People: Government at Work in Santa Barbara County 1850-1950

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UCSB is involved in a project to digitize, preserve, and store historic minute books of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors dating back to 1850.

On Exhibit: For the People, By the People: Government at Work in Santa Barbara County 1850-1950

Minutes of SB Supervisors from early 1940sUCSB is involved in a project to digitize, preserve, and store historic minute books of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors dating back to 1850. Once the handwritten ledgers are digitized, they will be housed in UCSB Library’s Special Research Collections, where they will be publicly available.