Library Technology, Development and Operations
The UCSB Library maintains a unique and complex Information Technology (IT) environment, and offers a number of services both internally and to the campus as a whole. The organization has a strong online presence, with a large, complex, mission-critical website offering dynamic content and 24 hour access to online catalogs. Continual scanning efforts have yielded a growing collection of 20+ Terabytes of digitized aerial photography and maps and depend heavily on in-house workflow software. The Library is an active participant in the field of digital library development, with ongoing research projects emphasizing geospatial data search, digital archiving, and logistical networking. These projects rely on significant cooperation and integration with outside organizations. We work within an environment of 40+ servers and 100+ virtualized servers, a variety of databases, and 100+ Terabytes of network attached storage. Operating systems include OS X, Windows, Solaris, and varieties of Linux.