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Using Google Tools to Improve Findability and Access to UCLA’s Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

UCLA’s Young Research Library maintains a great collection of Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of the metropolitan Los Angeles area, including Venice, San Pedro, Culver City, and North Hollywood. From about the 1870s until the 1970s, the Sanborn Company was one of a few companies that specialized in producing fire insurance maps for the purpose of assessing fire risk and helping…

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Back in the library!

Happy New Year! The winter break has come to an end and the Young Research Library (YRL) is back in action. I have to say that I was actually really excited to get back to work and to dive into my new position with the library’s Collections, Research, and Instructional Services Department. I started the position just before the break…

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The CFPRT and the Jay Frierman Collection

During this spring quarter I am working as a Fellow with UCLA’s CFPRT processing the papers and research of Jay Frierman. Frierman was a UCLA history and archaeology professor who conducted original archaeological surveys and excavations throughout the Middle East in the 1960s and 1970s and southern California in the 1980s and 1990s. Interestingly enough, before Frierman was a UCLA…

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The Southern Regional Library Facility

The Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF) is the library storage facility for the southern California UC campuses (Los Angeles, San Diego, Irvine and Santa Barabara), and it happens to be on our UCLA campus. There is also a Library Facility for the northern California campuses located in the East Bay. Because of space limitations, for every new book we get…

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Done, done, and done.

Well, I made it through my first quarter of graduate school here at UCLA.  It got a little hairy at the end there but I got everything turned in. For Information in Society our final paper had to be a description of a “new idea” within the information management profession.  I wrote about the need for librarians, information managers, and…

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