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Fri, May 14, 9:17 am | UC Library Search
UC Library Search will replace Melvyl and UCSB Library Search as the new unified UC-wide discovery tool on July 27, 2021. To help you prepare for Melvyl's retirement, review the following Q&A's and find more on the UC Library Search website.  What will happen to my library account in Melvyl?...
The front page of an issue of the Santa Barbara Gazette
The UC Santa Barbara Library has digitized 104 issues of Santa Barbara County’s first newspaper, The Santa Barbara Gazette, making them publicly accessible online. The issues can be viewed via the Library website.  Published in Santa Barbara from May 24, 1855 to May 15, 1857 by W.B. Keep & Co,...
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The UCSB Library recently welcomed a new curator to oversee its California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA), which houses primary research materials that document the lives and cultures of Black, Asian, Pacific Islander, Chicanx/Latinx, and Indigenous populations throughout the state of...
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Fri, Apr 16, 10:19 am | UC Library Search
On July 27, 2021, UC Library Search will unite all UC campus libraries. Current UCSB students, staff, and faculty, will no longer need to log into UCSB Library Search, Melvyl, and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) separately to find the resources they need. It will be easier for users to see what they have...
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Mon, Apr 12, 4:15 pm | Services, Music, Faculty, Graduate Students
The Music Library now offers limited on-site research appointments for UCSB faculty and graduate students.  We will provide browsing access to on-site Music print collections (books, scores, and journals). Individual private audio and video facilities are available for access to recordings if...
Mary Heebner
Art power couple Mary Heebner and Macduff Everton have been long-time contributors to Santa Barbara's creative economy. Over the last 30 years, their travels around the world have been the source of inspiration for photojournalism, visual anthropology, papermaking, painting, published books, and...
Macduff Everton
Art power couple Mary Heebner and Macduff Everton have been long-time contributors to Santa Barbara's creative economy. Over the last 30 years, their travels around the world have been the source of inspiration for photojournalism, visual anthropology, papermaking, painting, published books, and...
Shirley Kennedy
Dr. Shirley Kennedy’s motivation to preserve her personal archives began with a flood of rare Southern California rain, which seeped its ruinous way into her materials documenting the 1998 UCSB visit of Regents Scholar Fan Shengqi, a Chinese jazz musician. This loss stung for Dr. Kennedy, a UCSB...
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On March 16, the University of California announced a transformative open access agreement with Elsevier, the world’s largest academic publisher. This successful outcome is the result of UC’s faculty, librarians, and university leadership coming together to stand firm on our goals. The new four-...
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UCSB Library Search and Melvyl Retiring July 27 UC Library Search will vastly improve the user experience of faculty, students, and researchers worldwide who need to access collections across the University of California system. This new discovery tool will replace Melvyl and UCSB Library Search on...

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