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On June 2, 2022, six students were recognized at the fourth annual Library Award for Undergraduate Research (LAUR) ceremony. The awardees demonstrated deep engagement with the Library’s collections, resources, and services while producing a scholarly or creative work. To be eligible for the award,...
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Wed, Jun 1, 5:29 pm |
The California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, also known as CEMA, consists of a wide array of collections that represent the cultural, artistic, ethnic, gender, and racial diversity that characterizes California’s population. Overseen by curator Angel Diaz, the primary source materials...
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Wed, Jun 1, 5:22 pm | Special Research Collections, Faculty
UC Santa Barbara is the proud home of some of the most cutting edge and prominent research, supported by faculty members who are leaders in their respective fields. In an effort to preserve decades of this institutional knowledge and impact, Special Research Collections (SRC) places particular...
Henri Temianka
Fri, May 27, 11:35 am | Special Research Collections
In 2018, the Henri Temianka Audio Preservation Lab (the “Lab”) and its supporting endowment, the Henri Temianka Audio Preservation Fund, were established at the UC Santa Barbara Library by Drs. Daniel Temianka and Zeinab Dabbah. The Lab, named after the renowned violinist and leader of the Paganini...
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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...
This is What Open Access Looks Like!
Tue, May 24, 10:13 am |
CEU Press and Liverpool University Press are pleased to announce that nine University of California (UC) campuses, including UC Santa Barbara, have signed up through the California Digital Library (CDL) to their Opening the Future collective funding programs. Under the terms of the deal, these nine...
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We are very pleased to announce the University of California’s transformative open access agreement with the American Chemical Society (ACS), the fourth largest publisher of scholarly journal articles by researchers in the UC system. Through this agreement UC-affiliated corresponding authors will...
Tops of historic audio cylinders.
UCSB Library Launches Early Recordings Initiative in Effort to Preserve Last Remaining pre-1903 Sound Recordings In a race against time, the elements, and eBay, the UC Santa Barbara Library, in collaboration with L.A.-based collector John Levin, has created the Early Recordings Initiative—the first...
Rudy Vallee holding a saxophone.
UCSB Library is one of 20 organizations that received a 2022 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) in April for a Recordings at Risk project.  Nearly $50,000 is now available for the project, “Preserving America’s Radio Heritage: The Recordings of Variety Show Pioneer...
Arthur Rubinstein conducting
Wed, Mar 30, 4:43 pm | Special Research Collections
Arthur Benjamin Rubinstein was an Emmy Award-winning composer and conductor with over 40 years of experience creating scores for film, theater, and concert performances. To preserve his extensive legacy of musical creativity after his passing in 2018, his daughter Ali Rubinstein and wife Barbara...

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