February 25, 2014 – Every year the University of California, San Diego Library, the world’s repository for the original works of Dr. Seuss, holds a campus birthday party to celebrate the March 2 birthday of Dr. Seuss. The party will be held at noon on Monday, March 3, but it’s the UC San Diego Library that is getting the gift--a gift of more than 1500 additional items donated by Audrey Geisel from the personal archive of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to the reading public as Dr. Seuss.
February 11, 2014 – During winter 2014, the Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLHW), sponsored by the UC San Diego Library and the Judaic Studies Program, will continue its year-long lecture series entitled “Journeys, Memories, Echoes.” The series is part of HLHW’s effort to broaden understanding of the past and to foster tolerance. Interested members of the public and campus community are invited to attend the events and hear local Holocaust survivors, witnesses, relatives, and scholars share their stories. Participants can also learn about the Visual History Archive, the world’s largest database of Holocaust testimony. All sessions, free and open to the public, will be held in Geisel Library’s Seuss Room, from 5 to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
February 6, 2014 – The papers of Leo Szilard, one of the nation’s most influential scientists, will soon be digitized by the University of California, San Diego Library, thanks to a $93,000 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
January 28, 2014 – The UC San Diego Library has a number of activities planned to celebrate Black History Month, which this year falls on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From February 6 thru February 28, exhibits on “Josephine Baker and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement” and “Washington, D.C.’s Fight for Home Rule” will be on display in Geisel West, 1st floor. Both exhibits are co-sponsored by the African and African-American Studies Research Center.
January 23, 2014 – The DuraSpace and Chronopolis teams have partnered to offer an end-to-end solution for long-term access and preservation services for academic and scholarly data. The offering is part of a larger project called the Digital Preservation Network (DPN). Users will be able to ingest and manage their content in DuraCloud for easy-to-use offsite cloud backup and archiving, and also push a copy of their content into the Digital Preservation Network for long-term preservation.