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The collection development team in the UCLA Science Libraries spent the summer voraciously adding... more
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Charitable fund Arcadia gives $5.5 million to support Documenting Global Voices The UCLA Library... more
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Dear Donors and Supporters of the UCLA Library, You’ve no doubt seen the toll that humidity, heat,... more
New databases: Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall Met Opera on Demand: Student Access... more
The 5-week Engineering Academic Challenge Returns! Are you the best at getting the right answer?... more

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This annual event celebrates the usage of geographic information systems (GIS) technology in real-world applications that make a difference to society. This year, UCLA and USC will wage a friendly competition in the form of a humanitarian mapathon.
Documenting Global Voices, funded by a $5.5 million grant from Arcadia, will preserve at-risk cultural heritage materials and make them publicly available online.
Research workshops designed for both undergraduate and graduate students teach relevant skills and encourage critical thinking about the research process.
Search the Digital Collections for images, audio, video, and text selected from the breadth of Library holdings. This image is a detail from the "Lyrical Map of the Concept of Los Angeles."