This summer, read along with the UCSB Reads Committee as they work to select the UCSB Reads 2019 book.    The UCSB Reads Committee has announced the six titles that make-up the short list for 2019 consideration. The selections are:   1. "The Best We Could Do" by Thi Bui 2. "Hunger" by Roxanne Gay 3...
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Wed, Jul 11, 3:27 pm | Special Research Collections
Santa Barbara County’s wine business got a big boost in 2004 thanks to a little movie called Sideways but the region had been cultivating grapes long before Paul Giamatti sipped his way through the Santa Ynez Valley. The area’s wine industry goes all the way back to the Mission era when priests and...
Mon, Jul 9, 1:57 pm | Exhibitions, Faculty
The photos are chilling: Giant swathes of devastation in the Brazilian Amazon. Men hip-deep in the brown muck of the gouged and flooded earth. They are the scenes of illegal gold mining in “Garimpeiros: The Wildcat Gold Miners of the Amazon Rainforest,” an exhibition in the Ocean Gallery of the UC...
Thu, Jun 28, 3:05 pm |
Some things are just meant to be. For Kristin Antelman, a life in libraries, it seems, was one of those things. During high school, Antelman spent hours meandering the library at the University of Chicago. Then it was off to college at the University of Michigan, where again the library was a place...
Mon, Jun 18, 2:04 pm |
Now – July 8: The Music Library stacks area will temporarily undergo maintenance from July 9th to late August, 2018. If you are leaving town or studying for exams and you need scores, books, or print journals from the Music Library this summer, please come and check them out by Friday, July 6....
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Front-page news at UCSB is no longer confined to a printed page you have to hold in your hand. Now, anyone can go online to read issues of the university’s student newspaper, the Daily Nexus, along with the other UCSB student-produced news publications that preceded it, dating all the way back to...
This is What Open Access Looks Like!
The UCSB Library is seeking proposals for our annual Open Access (OA) Week activities, which will take place October 22-26, 2018. Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. The Library is using OA Week as an opportunity to raise awareness and seek...
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UCSB Library is pleased to announce the publication of the UC Pathways to Open Access report, and accompanying documentation. The Library will be using this toolkit to help guide our decision-making when using existing Library funds and gifts to support open access (OA). “Pathways” is an analysis...
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Mon, May 14, 10:55 am | Special Research Collections
Henry Ford’s Old Time Dance Orchestra, Teddy Roosevelt’s 1912 campaign address and a how-to on sending and receiving Morse code. These are among the thousands of recordings Thomas A. Edison’s record label captured on its “Diamond Discs.” A novel technology between 1912 and 1929, the discs were so...
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Mon, May 14, 10:52 am | Special Research Collections
Shirley Graves Kennedy was a passionate activist, a dedicated educator and a devoted wife and mother. A product of the civil rights movement, the former lecturer in the UC Santa Barbara Department of Black Studies turned her considerable energy toward bringing people together on- and off-campus to...

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