The Library’s current serials and newspapers have been moved from their location on 1st Floor, Mountain Side. Most serial volumes have been relocated to the general stacks, where they are interfiled by call number with other collections. A small selection of serials have been moved to a new browsable Current Serials area on the 1st Floor, Ocean Side (see map below for location). Most newspapers have been relocated to the new Current Serials a
The UC Santa Barbara Library and La Casa de la Raza have reached a new accord that signals another milestone in the preservation of local community history.
At a public reception July 11 at La Casa de la Raza, representatives from the library and from La Casa signed an agreement that will ensure the historical records of this community-based organization will be archived, preserved and made accessible in the library’s Special Research Collections.
The University of California has been out of contract with Elsevier since January. Unfortunately, in late February the negotiations stalled.
Melvyl, the UCSB Library's connection to library collections across the UCs and around the world, is getting a new and improved user interface starting Monday, June 17. Melvyl is a discovery platform designed for the UC system that offers the ability to search and request hundreds of millions of items from research institutions worldwide through a single search box.
February 28, 2019
**Updated: As of February 1, the University of California does not have an agreement with Elsevier. The UC and Elsevier have agreed to continue good-faith discussions for the time being. For now, access is expected to continue. Should we learn of any changes to access at UC, we will notify our community. Alternative access methods to find Elsevier articles are available.**
In consultation with UCSB’s Academic Senate Committee on Library, Information, & Instructional Resources, the UCSB Library has begun phasing out the main Annex, which contains primarily back runs of periodicals. By relying on the UC Regional Library Facilities (RLF) for access to these materials the Library will be able to redirect $250K per year spent on the lease and upkeep of the Annex into the acquisition of new collections.
The UCSB Library is changing the way we provide access to videos on Kanopy (kanopystreaming.com). Escalating usage and the resulting license fees required the Library to evaluate the model of unrestricted access launched in 2015, and due to the limited collections budget, replace it with a more targeted approach:
On July 26, 2017 ebrary will become Ebook Central. If you have an ebrary account and you use the ebrary bookshelf, you’ll have the option to move all of your bookshelf contents to Ebook Central, complete with your saved notes, highlights, and bookmarks.