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UCSB Launches New Digital Collections Site

Posted by UCSB Library on June 30, 2011

With more than 500,000 volumes, photographs, and early sound recordings –– not to mention 16,000 linear feet of manuscripts –– many of the holdings in the Special Collections Department of UC Santa Barbara’s Davidson Library date back to periods well in advance of modern technology. A few thousand of those items have been brought into the 21st century thanks to the new Digital Library, which makes the images and audio recordings available to anyone with an Internet connection.

The UCSB Digital Collections features thousands of digitized items from the library’s unique and rare collections, including:

  • Original photographs
  • Music and images
  • Personal archives
  • Historic audio recordings
  • Artistic posters
  • Original scores
  • And more!

The digital collections is a resource allowing scholars and users to explore these materials anywhere they have an internet collection, and teachers to bring the archives into their classrooms. The Digital Library is available at:

For more information on the exhibit, see the campus press release.


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UCSB Library Awarded Second NEH Grant

Posted by UCSB Library on August 6, 2009

UCSB Library Awarded Second National Endowment for the Humanities Grant To Document Historical Sound Recordings by Victor Talking Machine Company

August 6, 2009

(Santa Barbara, Calif.)–– The University Library at UC Santa Barbara has been awarded a second National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to further develop an online encyclopedia of all the recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company (which later became RCA Victor) between 1900-1950.

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Free Classical Music

Posted by UCSB Libraries on August 8, 2007

Want free classical music? Go to:

Approximately every other week, a classical work is made available at this site for free download. You can select the format, either MP3 or Read the rest of this entry »

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