Information technology staff from UC Santa Barbara Library and UC San Diego Library were recognized at the Virtual UC Tech Conference hosted by UCLA on Aug.
GauchoPrint - UCSB’s new student-funded printing solution that allows students to use their 200 pages of print credit at any GauchoPrint printer - is now available at the UCSB Library.
The new printers in the Library also allow users to print from laptops and mobile devices. These are services students have long been requesting at the Library and the Library is excited to offer them.
To better protect your privacy, UCSB Library public computers will now delete all user data after each logout, including logouts due to 15 minutes of inactivity.
To prevent your work from being lost, we recommend saving your files often to cloud storage, such as Google Drive, or saving often to a personal USB drive. The Services Desk has a small stock of USB drives available if you do not have your own.
The UCSB Library has completed the renovation and expansion of the Adaptive Technology Center (ATC), a space for students with disabilities to access technology that makes it easier to keep up with their studies.
The space now has 11 work stations (it previously had six), a new electronic access card reader, new carpet, new paint, and new furniture. A shared wall was also removed to expand the center into one larger room.
Some Library users have reported receiving "phishing" emails that seem to come from the UCSB Library. The subject line of the email reads "Library Access Renewal Notification." The body of the message warns that users will lose access to Library services if they do not renew their Library account.
UCSB Library is pleased to announce a new Presentation Practice Room available for reservation by UCSB students, faculty, and staff. Located on the 1st Floor Mountain Side (room 1506), the space allows you to practice, refine, and record oral and multimedia presentations for classes and seminars, conferences, teaching preparation, the Grad and Undergrad Slam, thesis defenses, and other events.
The Library Catalog is now UCSB Library Search. UCSB Library Search, an advanced discovery tool, searches across hundreds of catalogs, indexes, and databases to deliver the most relevant results from the Library’s increasingly diverse resources. UCSB Library Search is accessible from the Library’s website homepage. In addition to the new UCSB Library Search, users looking to sign-on to their My Library Account now need to use a UCSBnetID and password.
UCSB Library has selected a new, more modern online search tool to replace our 16-year old Library Catalog. The current Library Catalog is the entry point for locating books, journals, DVDs, and other materials held by UCSB Library. However, additional search tools are required for searching electronic journal articles and materials at other libraries.
Researchers who use the UCSB campus VPN (virtual private network) to access Library subscription resources from off-campus should be aware that Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) has upgraded the service. The new VPN supports a wider variety of operating systems, including mobile clients for iOS, Android, and ChromeOS. To use the new VPN, users must download and install new client software.
The Library of Alexandria, ancient Egypt’s hallowed center of classical learning, was designed to be a universal research center that contained all the books—or scrolls—in the world. Fast-forward 2,300 years. UCSB Library’s contribution to today’s version of a universal library is the Alexandria Digital Research Library (ADRL), an online platform we built to store and deliver the Library’s distinctive collections of digital research materials.