image of film reels
Thu, Jul 27, 1:36 pm |
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...
Logo of books on a bookshelf
Tue, Jul 25, 4:21 pm | Research Services, Services
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.  The option to move your bookshelf will be...
UCSB Reads Sneak Peek Logo
Wed, Jul 12, 3:05 pm | Events, UCSB Reads
This summer, for the first time, read along with the UCSB Reads Committee as they work to select the UCSB Reads 2018 book. The UCSB Reads Committee has announced the five titles that make-up the short list for 2018 consideration. The selections are: 1.       Lab Girl by Hope Jahren 2.       The...
Image of Acting University Librarian Alan Grosenheider
Tue, Jul 11, 3:53 pm |
Henry T. Yang, Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Barbara, announced that effective July 1, 2017, Deputy University Librarian Alan Grosenheider will serve as Acting University Librarian. The appointment provides the UCSB Library with steady leadership while the University conducts a...
Image of the new UCSB Library Search online
Tue, Jun 20, 7:07 am | Research Services, Services, Technology
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...
Rendering of new music library
Wed, Jun 7, 9:39 am | Collections, Gifts & Donors, Music
Plans are underway to bring the Music Collection to the main UCSB Library. Currently housed on the second floor of the former Arts Library, the Music Collection supports academic and performance programs in Music at the undergraduate and graduate levels, encompassing both Western and non-Western...
Victoria Mansfield
The Twitter hashtag #NoDAPL has inspired a timely UCSB undergraduate research project. Environmentalists and social activists are using the hashtag to indicate their disapproval of the Dakota Access pipeline, a controversial underground oil pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois. Victoria Mansfield...
Ty with Chelsea and Jane
Use Google to search for “D.A.R.E.” (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), and the top 10 results include the organization’s official website, but also the video for the Gorrilaz song “DARE.” Use Web of Science, an online subscription database available to UCSB students via the UCSB Library’s website,...
Quinteto Instrumental Jordá-Rocabruna
The collection of Lynn Andersen of Bisbee, Arizona, found a new home at the UC Santa Barbara Library last summer. Andersen was a collector of early phonograph recordings and was particularly interested in two-minute wax cylinders, Pathe discs, and foreign recordings. His collection was not huge in...
Joanna Hui
In a contentious political environment, it’s comforting to know that some people prefer to argue about Bach. Cellists from Pablo Casals to Yo-Yo Ma have interpreted and played Johann Sebastian Bach’s six Cello Suites in very different ways, with music scholars analyzing and debating every nuance....

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