January 28, 2022

Academic Libraries: U. of California Santa Cruz McHenry Library Opens After $100 million Upgrade

From an Article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel:

When the Grateful Dead tapped UCSC in 2008 to house the band’s archives, the renovations were in full swing at the library. A room has been set aside for “Dead Central” on the first floor of the building, and the public exhibit is expected to open in spring 2012.

The library project also has ushered the UCSC library into the digital age in which students are interacting with data, information and course materials differently than a decade ago.

The school is working on digitizing all of its materials that can be feasibly scanned.

The basement houses a digital media center where students can listen to albums for music history class or screen a DVD for a film studies course. Study rooms feature hubs that make plugging a laptop into projectors and mounted TVs a breeze.

The brand new Global Village Cafe — run by UCSC alum Adam Hoffman of the family behind Hoffman’s Bistro and Patisserie — sports six TV screens that display the front pages of newspapers from around the world.

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