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Live-in for Literacy at UBC Library

by Glenn Drexhage on February 25, 2008

The recent literacy event at Koerner Library, which involved students living in Koerner to raise funds for libraries in Nepal has gathered quite a bit of media attention. The event was held by the new UBC club called DREAM, or Discover the Reality of Educating All Minds, which is raising money for Room to Read, an […]

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Vault Valentines featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

by Glenn Drexhage on February 15, 2008

Valentine e-cards from the UBC Library Vault site are highlighted in “You Forgot Valentine’s Day? No need to fret,” from The Chronicle of Higher Education’s website.  

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cIRcle featured in UBC Reports

by Glenn Drexhage on February 8, 2008

cIRcle, UBC’s information repository, is featured in the February 7, 2008 issue of UBC Reports. Scholarly publishing is starting to come full cIRcle at UBC thanks to the development of an online storehouse known as an institutional repository (IR). Dubbed cIRcle (, the site is designed to help store the vast array of UBC’s research […]

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Golf Donation to UBC Library profiled in the media

by Glenn Drexhage on January 17, 2008

The recent valuable and generous donation of golf books from Sam Martz to UBC Library has been featured in several newspapers.   The Globe and Mail, Sept. 5, 2007 “Fifty years in the making, collection of golf books ‘is the big leagues’.” Read more online. The National Post, Sept. 5, 2007 “The 81-year-old retired businessman […]

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UBC Library Vault in the news

by Glenn Drexhage on January 3, 2008

UBC Library Vault, which features beautiful images and their stories from the Library’s rare and special collections, was recently featured in the news: “UBC Library Vault…Unlock the Treasures,” UBC Reports, December 2007 issue. “UBC Library Vault,” BCLA Reporter, November/December 2007 issue.

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Report to the Senate 2006-2007

by Glenn Drexhage on December 9, 2007

The 2005-2006 UBC Library Report to the Senate is now available. Read about the library’s developments and future directions.

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Friends – Fall 2007

by Glenn Drexhage on December 3, 2007

The new Fall 2007 issue of Friends newsletter is now available. View other UBC Library publications online.

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Fall 2007 issue

UBC’s Okanagan Library newsletter

by Glenn Drexhage on December 3, 2007

UBC’s Okanagan Library publishes a twice-yearly newsletter with updates on collections, projects and staff in the Okanagan. The Fall 2007 issue details cIRcle, UBC’s Institutional Repository, renovation updates, the Reference Assistance Program, and staff news. You can view the past issues of the newsletter online.

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UBC Library featured in “new librarians” coverage

by Glenn Drexhage on November 16, 2007

The December 2007 issue of University Affairs includes an article on the “new librarians,” and features comments from UBC Library’s Dean Giustini. “University of British Columbia’s libraries have also seen dramatic changes. When biomedical branch librarian Dean Giustini joined the UBC library staff 10 years ago, the biomedical library offered just three electronic journals. It […]

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UBC’s library robot in the media

by Glenn Drexhage on September 17, 2007

The latest issue of Backbone magazine includes a feature article on UBC Library’s automated storage and retrieval system – aka the library robot. You can view the article at

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