Wed, Feb 21, 11:29 am | Collections
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...
image of film reels
Thu, Jul 27, 1:36 pm | 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...
Tue, Jul 25, 4:21 pm | Collections
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...
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...
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....
Nabokov papers
UCSB Professor Emeritus D. Barton Johnson’s academic biography describes him as “a leading figure of Nabokov studies for many years.” Zoran Kuzmanovich, president of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society, begs to differ. Johnson “was not a leading figure. He was and still is absolutely the...
Banksia serrata
Virginia L.T. Gardner is a pansy person, even though her initial encounter with the flower wasn’t successful. The Santa Barbara resident, who grew up in Pennsylvania, came to love gardening and all things botanical as a small child because her grandmother had an enchanting 18-acre home that...
Genevieve Quadrille sheet music cover
To find Michael and Nan Miller’s home in the Los Angeles area, just look in the driveway for a car with the license plate “OPERETT.” To say that the Millers are operetta aficionados doesn’t do them justice. The couple’s home was custom-built to hold their massive collection of 60,000 recordings, 10...

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