By Jasmine Devonshire on January 30, 2017
This is somewhat of an English student’s heaven, but worth the visit for anyone with an appreciation for literature and history.
Appreciation for Digitized Bookplates from Digital Initiatives and Rare Books and Special Collections
By Jasmine Devonshire on January 6, 2017
Recently, the University of British Columbia (UBC) Library added bookplates from its Rare Books and Special Collections to their ongoing Flickr Commons album. These examples are part of the Thomas Murray Collection. The Canadian book collector Murray’s focus bent towards his home country — its artists and its book owners — and UBC lists, where possible, biographical details of both parties.
By michelle blackwell on August 25, 2016
Take a tour of Rare Books and Special Collections collections every Wednesday at 11 am.
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By Linda Ong on September 11, 2014
UBC’s renowned Asian Library and its rare and special collections continue to draw interest and praise from international scholars and pave the way for unique partnerships, sharing the collections for research, learning and teaching. In March, delegates from the National Library of China (NLC) visited the Library and commented on the rarity of our […]
By Jessica Woolman on September 8, 2014
The summer 2014 issue of UBC Library’s Friends newsletter features the latest updates on collections, events, spaces and more.
By Andrea Coutts on July 24, 2014
About 40 Library staff were treated to behind-the-scenes tours of the Digitization Centre last week, where they learned about fascinating projects such as epigraphic squeezes and watched specialized photographic equipment in action. Robert Stibravy began the tours with an introduction to the Centre, pointing out a myriad of images from different projects covering the walls […]
By Library Communications on May 27, 2013
A collaboration between UBC Library and Peking University Library (PKU Library) heralds exchange of staff and expertise.
By Jessica Woolman on February 27, 2013
All rare collections at the Asian Library, including the Puban and Pang Jingtang collections, have now been moved to Rare Books and Special Collections at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, in storage conditions that meet international standards. The removal of all materials from the vault on the ground floor of the Asian Library was […]
By Jessica Woolman on July 29, 2011
In honour of the City of Vancouver’s 125th birthday, an exhibition highlighting the voyages of George Vancouver is on display at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections on level one of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. For more information, visit events.ubc.ca or the Rare Books and Special Collections blog.