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: http://digital.library.ucsb.edu.
For more information on the exhibit, see the campus press release.