UCSB Library Supports a Solution to Avoid Link Rot in Citations

Did you know that most links on the web become non-resolvable after 100 days and that about 70% of news-related links disappear within a day? Even if this alarmingly short lifespan is news to you, we bet you’ve probably encountered a 404 error before (if not multiple times), meaning that the content you were trying to access was no longer available.  The web is a highly dynamic and ephemeral environment; domains change, and resources relocate or disappear without notice.  As a result, today's active link may

How do I prepare for UC Library Search? To-do list before July 7!

UC Library Search will replace UCSB Library Search and Melvyl as the new unified UC-wide discovery tool on July 27, 2021. Some services and functions will be impacted starting July 7. To help you prepare for the transition to UC Library Search, review the following Q&A’s: 

What will happen to My Library Account in UCSB Library Search? Do I need to do anything? Do I need to turn books back in?

Special Research Collections to Offer Research Appointments

Starting October 6, UCSB Library Special Research Collections (SRC) will offer limited research appointments in SRC’s Reading Room for UC Santa Barbara faculty and graduate students to access on-site SRC materials that are not available online and to access non-circulating materials from the Main Library and Music Library that are not available via the pickup and mailing service. UCSB Library remains closed for general walk-in use.


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