For students, UC libraries have been a helpful resource, both for collaboration, research and inspiration. But with the increasing lack of finical support, library administration reaches out to alternative resources.
The Nov. 5th preview of the Grateful Dead Archive, dubbed “Attics of Our Lives” after the song, raised money for the archive’s maintenance fees and allowed a select few a sneak peek of the archive’s contents.
Though the UC may be embattled ﬁnancially, some of its workers see slight gains through union negotiations. Librarians will see slight wage increases based on merit evaluations, but remain underpaid in relation to the larger system.
After having $1.9 million cut, the McHenry Library now has five iPads for checkout — how completely unnecessary.
McHenry Library now allows students to check out iPads, as part of a new pilot program to test the device’s popularity among students. Meanwhile, students question the allocation of university funds toward this new program.
The administrations over-the-top reaction to the peaceful student sit-in this past week is just further proof of relationships between student and staff being pushed to the breaking point. Now is the time to reassess how we react, and more importantly, how we can depend on one another.
A minor fire in McHenry last Thursday, caused by an overheated electrical cord, has led to the library’s closure this past week, along with an extensive cleanup of bookshelves, computers, and furniture.
Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC) David Kliger released the campus budget reduction plans on April 1 for the 2010-11 fiscal year. The plans detail how UCSC will distribute cuts of approximately $8.2 million, or 4.5 percent of the university’s overall budget, a cut that is substantially lower than the $19.5 million reductions last year.
Cuts to academic support are eroding promises of a research university.
Facing a $780,000 cut, the UCSC library is putting together a list of what online subscriptions to cut.