UC Santa Cruz: Grant supports project to digitize, preserve materials at Biblioteca Amazónica

UC Santa Cruz: Grant supports project to digitize, preserve materials at Biblioteca Amazónica. “In 2011, Amanda M. Smith, assistant professor of literature at UC Santa Cruz, was regularly haunting the stacks of the Biblioteca Amazónica, an archive located in Iquitos, the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon, as she researched what would become her first book, Mapping the Amazon: Literary Geography after the Rubber Boom (Liverpool University Press, 2021). And during one of her visits, the librarian Julio Ramírez beckoned her to a room at the back of the building.”

UC Santa Cruz: UCSC publishes online collection of 10,000 photos documenting over a century of Santa Cruz history

UC Santa Cruz: UCSC publishes online collection of 10,000 photos documenting over a century of Santa Cruz history. “The University Library at UC Santa Cruz announced today the online publication of the Santa Cruz County Historic Photograph Collection. Consisting of more than 10,000 images, the collection documents over a century of Santa Cruz County history, featuring original photographs and copy prints from 1866 to 1995.”

UC Santa Cruz: UC Santa Cruz joins the international effort to make research accessible to all

UC Santa Cruz: UC Santa Cruz joins the international effort to make research accessible to all . “In June, the University of California Santa Cruz joined its sister UC campuses in taking an important step towards the goal of making all scholarly journal literature freely available to the world by endorsing the international open access (OA) initiative, OA2020. Led by the Max Planck Digital Library, OA2020 is a global alliance committed to new models of scholarly publishing that ensure outputs are open and re-usable and that the costs behind their dissemination are transparent and economically sustainable.”

University of California at Santa Cruz: Library awarded grant to digitize 670 tapes from Cabrillo Music Festival

University of California at Santa Cruz: Library awarded grant to digitize 670 tapes from Cabrillo Music Festival. “UC Santa Cruz has received a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to digitize 670 audio recordings featuring a wide variety of works performed at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music from 1964 to 1990.” The project is expected to be complete by April of next year. There wasn’t too much about the festival itself in this announcement from UC Santa Cruz, but apparently it’s a festival for contemporary symphonic music..

UC Santa Cruz: Library digitizes over 6,000 photos from Pirkle Jones/Ruth-Marion Baruch collection

UC Santa Cruz: Library digitizes over 6,000 photos from Pirkle Jones/Ruth-Marion Baruch collection . “Thousands of previously unseen photographs from The Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch Collection at UC Santa Cruz are now available online to the general public, thanks to a collaboration between the campus library and the California Digital Library (CDL).”