New KIC Scanner

Now available: The Arts Library has a new self-service KIC Bookeye scanner available to patrons. This scanner replaces our previous model. It works similarly, but offers some new features. These include the option of a foot pedal for scanning without having to use the computer touchscreen, a collapsible book cradle, and the ability to send files to Google Drive instead of e-mail or flash drive. As with the previous machine, scans are currently 16 cents/per scan.

The KIC scanner is a higher-end machine and works well for large-sized books and images, as well as fragile materials and library use only items. However, patrons also have other scanning options in the UCLA Libraries:

Charles E. Young Research Library (YRL), 1st floor Research Commons: 1 combination document feed/flatbed scanner, FREE. E-mail delivery only.

CLICC Lab, Powell Library (UCLA students, staff, and faculty only): 6 flatbed scanners (2 connected to PCs, 4 connected to Macs in lab and classrooms), FREE.



Ghosts, spirits, and magic animals in ARTstor

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi | New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts: A Good Woman’s Spirit Praying in the Waterfall | 1892 | Scripps College: Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery | Contact information: Kirk Delman, Registrar, 1030 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, Tel: 909-607-3397, Fax: 909-607-4691,

Looking for images of ghosts, spirits, & other magic animals? Check out ARTstor, where you can find images from Yoshitoshi’s New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts (such as the print detailed above), and more!

And just to make image downloading easier, ARTstor has now introduced an Image Group Download feature that allows us to download groups of as many as 150 images as a zip file. Check out the video demo: it’s easy!

New Exhibit in the Arts Library

Type Design, Typography, and Typographers: Selections from the Arts Library

Now on view, through November 2013.

Display cases in the Arts Library are filled with examples of publications documenting type design, typesetting and the work of typographers. This exhibit, mounted by Arts Library Reference Assistant Clarice De Veyra, includes books such as: Typographically speaking : the art of Matthew Carter / Margaret Re ; with essays by Johanna Drucker and James Mosley. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003, from which an illustration is pictured above.

Now available in ARTstor: 14,000 additional images from the Museum of the City of New York

Wurts Bros | New York Worlds Fair, Continental Baking Co.; 1939 | Museum of the City of New York
Wurts Bros | New York Worlds Fair, Continental Baking Co.; 1939 | Museum of the City of New York

The ARTstor Digital Library and the Museum of the City of New York have collaborated to release more than 14,000 photographs from the Wurts Brothers Company. These images join the more than 22,000 other photographs from the Museum of the City of New York’s collections already in the ARTstor Digital Library. The museum’s collections include the work of famed photographers such as Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Jacob Riis (1849-1914), and more.

The Wurts Brothers Company (1894-1979) was commissioned by architects, developers, contractors, and manufacturers to photograph a wide range of buildings, both commercial and residential. Iconic buildings are included, as are buildings for the 1939 and 1964-1965 World’s Fairs.

More information about this collection is available at:

The ARTstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.

The University of California’s UC Shared Images program makes available close to 122,000 additional images in ARTstor, through Shared Shelf Collections.

Congrats to our grads! (Need job hunting tips? Working on your portfolio?)

Best wishes to all our graduates!

Need job hunting tips?

Take a look at the following Top 10 lessons when searching for a job in architecture published in Architect News.

Working on your portfolio?

Check out the list of useful books on the Portfolios and Models tab of the Architecture and Urban Planning Research guide. The list includes the following titles, available in the Arts Library:

The Architect's Portfolio: Planning, Design, Production, by Andreas Luescher

The Architect’s Portfolio: Planning, Design, Production, by Andreas Luescher.

Portfolio Design (Third Edition) by Harold Linton and Cesar Pelli

Portfolio Design, by Harold Linton.

Building Design Portfolios: Innovative Concepts for Presenting Your Work (Design Field Guide) by Sara Eisenman

Building Design Portfolios: Innovative Concepts for Presenting Your Work, by Sara Eisenman.

Maps of Los Angeles and more!

Historic map sample

Looking for historical Los Angeles maps? Check out the Maps of Los Angeles, other parts of the United States, and various places in the world section of the UCLA Library Digital Collections.

This collection includes maps of California, New Mexico oil fields, maps from the 1860s concerning the American Civil War, California gold fields, and maps of Mexico, South America, Caribbean, Russia, Australia, Pacific islands, India, Middle East, Great Britain and Ireland, Western Europe, and world maps, among others.

SCI-Arc Media Archive

SCI-Arc Media ArchiveSCI-Arc Media Archive

This month’s Association of Architecture School Librarians column in ACSA News describes the SCI-Arc Media Archive.

The SCI-Arc Media Archive is an online showcase of videos of public events held at SCI-Arc from 1972 to the present. Anyone with an interest in architecture, Los Angeles, or experimental design will likely find this site of interest!

Intersession Hours & Holiday Closure

Arts Library Intersession hours, valid Saturday March 23, through Sunday March 31, 2013:

Monday-Thursday, 1-5 p.m. only

All Library Units CLOSED on Friday, March 29, for Cesar Chavez Day.

Spring Quarter hours begin on Monday April 1.

Women’s Work in Documentary Photography

Milton Rogovin | Family of Miners series; Woman in field harvesting tobacco | 1983 | Milton Rogovin: Social Documentary Photographs;
Milton Rogovin | Family of Miners series; Woman in field harvesting tobacco | 1983 | Milton Rogovin: Social Documentary Photographs;

In honor of Women’s History Month, ARTstor is showcasing documentary photography collections that include photographs of women at work. See A Woman’s Work.

New Arts Library Exhibit!

Doll Power: Female Action Figures as Multimedia Tie-Ins
UCLA Arts Library
February 11 – April 14, 2013

Particularly since the 1970s, action figure tie-ins have served as an integral part of the merchandising strategy for cross-platform multimedia entertainment, including comics, film, television, and gaming.  While initially designed for and marketed to children, many figures are now geared just as often to adult collectors.

This exhibit is devoted to female action figures tied to action-centric, fantasy, and superhero narratives. The figures in this exhibit, from the private collection of librarian Diana King, demonstrate a range of marketing and design features. They depict female characters and the female form itself through a variety of cultural and industry lenses. The exhibit also includes a selection of books on media paratexts, tough women in popular culture, and comics history.