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By Glenn Drexhage on April 13, 2010
The April 2010 issue of College & Research Libraries News, an American publication, features an image from UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections on the front cover. Some additional information about the image and the UBC Library Vault is provided inside the publication. You can view the issue here.
By Glenn Drexhage on April 7, 2010
Welcome to UBC Library. I joined the Library in July 2009, and I am honoured to belong to this organization and to UBC, one of the world’s great public universities.
UBC Library stands out as a leading institution in North America and a high-ranking member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). The Library has 21 branches and divisions, including on- and off-campus locations and UBC Okanagan Library.
By Glenn Drexhage on April 6, 2010
The upcoming Media Transatlantic conference, which focuses on the topic of media studies, runs from Thursday, April 8 – Saturday, April 10 at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Registration is required for the conference, but all are welcome to attend the keynote address by B.C. writer and artist Douglas Coupland, which takes place at [...]
By Glenn Drexhage on April 1, 2010
Art enthusiasts, take note: “Kabuki in Print” is now available for viewing on the upper level of the Asian Library. The show is presented in celebration of the Asian Library’s 50th anniversary, and in anticipation of the performance of TomoeArts’ production of “ODORI: The World of Kabuki Dance,” which will be performed at UBC’s Frederic [...]
By Glenn Drexhage on April 1, 2010
UBC Library is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of TLEF (Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund) support for two projects. “Online Learning Opportunities for Commuter and Distance Education Students” has been granted more than $25,000, and “Working 2.0: Co-Curricular Learning Tools Assessment, Evaluation and Development for a Business School Learning Commons” has been [...]
By Glenn Drexhage on March 31, 2010
UBC Library’s exceptional Alice in Wonderland collection, housed in Rare Books and Special Collections, is featured on CBC TV news. The reporter, Bob Nixon, includes some thoughts and a video clip of the story here.
By Glenn Drexhage on March 26, 2010
The University of British Columbia and its institutional repository both feature prominently in a pair of global rankings. UBC is the top-ranked Canadian university – and 35th in the world – according to research from CSIC (the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), the largest public research body in Spain. A separate CSIC ranking places UBC’s [...]
By Glenn Drexhage on March 24, 2010
The Spring 2010 issue of Canadian Art includes a cover story on Althea Thauberger, the Vancouver artist whose photographic mural – entitled The Art of Seeing Without Being Seen – was installed on the main floor of Koerner Library in 2008. The article begins with a lengthy description of the mural and its location in [...]
By Glenn Drexhage on March 17, 2010
The Asian Library’s 50th anniversary celebrations are covered in the March 11, 2010 issue of Vancouver Shinpo, the weekly Japanese-Canadian newspaper. You can view a PDF of the article here: UBC#11
By Glenn Drexhage on March 16, 2010
You can review the latest Business in Vancouver book review below, which features contributions from UBC Library’s Jan Wallace and UBC Bookstore’s Treena Chambers. This article from Business in Vancouver March 16-22, 2010; issue 1064 Throwing (lots of) money at the world’s problems Tech Billionaires: Reshaping philanthropy in a quest for a better world [...]