By Glenn Drexhage on April 12, 2013
An article on UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) – including its exhibits and exceptional collections – appears in the Ubyssey, UBC’s student newspaper. “We want people to know that we’re here to support your research, we’re here to support your studies and we want you to feel comfortable and confident in your use [...]
By Glenn Drexhage on April 4, 2013
UBC Library’s Alvan Bregman brings his expertise to a new preservation program for physical and digital collections.
By Glenn Drexhage on April 3, 2013
UBC Library’s Spring Update appears in the latest edition of the BCLA Browser, the online, open access publication of the British Columbia Library Association. Highlights include renovations at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, a new book prize for B.C. scholarly books, the digitization of the Westland television series and more.
By Glenn Drexhage on March 28, 2013
An in-depth article on how UBC is responding to a complex and changing copyright environment appears in the Ubyssey, UBC’s student newspaper. The article features UBC Library’s Allan Bell and Joy Kirchner, along with other UBC representatives including David Farrar, VP Academic and Hubert Lai, University Counsel. Read The great copyright battle: UBC’s controversial stand against Access [...]
By Jessica Woolman on March 15, 2013
An exhibit at the Maritime Museum of B.C. features items on loan from the renowned Chung Collection.
By Glenn Drexhage on March 7, 2013
Alvan Bregman, UBC Library’s Head of Technical Services, comments in a University Affairs article about the theft of rare materials in Nova Scotia. Some of the items, including manuscripts and books, are believed to have been taken from university collections. “Archival thefts know no boundaries and many items are of irreplaceable cultural value,” says Bregman. [...]
By Glenn Drexhage on February 8, 2013
UBC Library’s Great Reads Collection is highlighted in the Ubyssey, UBC’s student newspaper. “We’re trying to leverage ourselves in terms of technology, to be more out there and be able to perceive students’ needs,” says Jo Anne Newyear Ramirez, Associate University Librarian, Collections Management. “So we’re trying to serve both: the physical presence and the [...]
By Glenn Drexhage on February 6, 2013
The conclusion of the Robson Reading Series is featured in the Globe and Mail and Quill and Quire. For more information, please see the announcement about the reading series. Readings remain scheduled until the end of March – please visit the Robson Reading Series for more information.
By Glenn Drexhage on January 31, 2013
University Librarian Ingrid Parent’s remarks about the challenges and opportunities facing UBC Library, and research libraries around the world, are highlighted in the Fall 2012 issue of the CPSLD Newsletter. Other news includes the Library’s jump in ARL standings; a collaborative agreement between UBC Library and the Peking University Library; a tribute to Basil Stuart-Stubbs, UBC’s former University [...]
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By Glenn Drexhage on December 12, 2012
A profile of Douglas Coupland, the prolific writer and artist, appears in Montecristo magazine. In 2010, Coupland donated his extensive archives to UBC Library, and accruals have been added since then. Today, the University of British Columbia Library has accumulated over 200 boxes of Coupland’s personal effects: notepads, early drafts and manuscripts, prototypes and moquettes of [...]