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UBC Library Acquires Keenlyside Legal Research Collection

by Glenn Drexhage on September 22, 2008

A riveting collection that highlights the effects of B.C.’s colonial justice system on Chinese and Aboriginal populations is now available at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC). The John Keenlyside Legal Research Collection features court cases involving Chinese and Aboriginal people as both witnesses and defendants. The documents reveal how the 19th-century justice […]

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B.C. History Digitization Program in the Jewish Independent

by Glenn Drexhage on September 19, 2008

A project that is part of the B.C. History Digitization Program – an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – was recently featured in the Jewish Independent. “Otto Landauer’s digital evolution: Life’s work of prolific local photographer will be digitized and uploaded onto the Internet,” by Ryan Nadel, is available in the Jewish […]

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UBC Library featured in Ubyssey article on Distance Education

by Glenn Drexhage on September 17, 2008

Leonora Crema of UBC Library is featured in an article on distance education in the Ubyssey, UBC’s student newspaper. In 2007, over 6000 students were registered in [Distance Education] courses. Of these students, 88 per cent were enrolled simultaneously in on-campus courses. According to Leonora Crema, Head of Borrower Services and a UBC librarian with […]

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Community Card Program in the Lake Country Calendar

by Glenn Drexhage on September 17, 2008

UBC Library’s free Community Card program, which is part of UBC’s Centenary celebrations, is featured in the Lake Country Calendar. You can view the article here: http://www.bclocalnews.com/okanagan_similkameen/lakecountrycalendar/news/28539629.html

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The Google Factor featured in UBC Reports

by Glenn Drexhage on September 5, 2008

The September 2008 issue of UBC Reports features an article on Google and the role of academic libraries and research. The article is followed by an item about UBC Library’s offer of free community borrower cards. You can view the articles here: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/ubcreports/2008/08sep04/google.html?src=email

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Chinese in BC digitization project in the Vancouver Sun

by Glenn Drexhage on September 3, 2008

A digitization project that is a collaboration between UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections, UBC Archives and the City of Vancouver Archives appears in the Vancouver Sun. The project, The Chinese Experience in British Columbia, 1850-1950, explores Chinese immigration, work, and social and cultural life in B.C. through the digitization of items from the […]

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B.C. History Digitization Program in the news

by Glenn Drexhage on September 2, 2008

The B.C. History Digitization Program – an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – was recently highlighted in the news. Several of the successful 2008 candidates were featured in newspapers, including the Prince George Citizen, the Bowen Island Undercurrent, and the Tumblerridge News. The Prince Rupert project, featured in the Prince Rupert Daily […]

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Learning Centre featured in Innovation magazine

by Glenn Drexhage on August 25, 2008

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is featured in Innovation, the magazine from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. The Learning Centre is part of the 2007/2008 Project Highlights pictorial, and is featured on page 41. You can view a PDF of Innovation magazine here: http://www.apeg.bc.ca/resource/innovation/archive/2008/2008julaug.pdf

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Head of UBC Library’s Rare Books appointed to Canadian Heritage post

by Glenn Drexhage on August 11, 2008

Ralph Stanton, Head of UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections, has been appointed as a member of the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board. This board is an independent tribunal of the Department of Canadian Heritage. You can view the press release about the announcement here: http://www.pch.gc.ca/newsroom/index_e.cfm?fuseaction=displayDocument&DocIDCd=CJV081416

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UBC Library Vault images adorn the cover of Trek magazine

by Glenn Drexhage on August 8, 2008

Gorgeous images from the UBC Library Vault (www.ubcvault.ca) appear on the outside and inside front cover of the Summer 2008 issue of Trek magazine, which is published by the UBC Alumni Association. You can download a PDF of Trek here: Download file More Vault images, along with updates on the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre […]

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