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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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Chapbooks on display at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections

by Glenn Drexhage on August 6, 2008

Fans of ephemeral literature are invited to visit a campus display of 19th-century English chapbooks at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC). Chapbooks are booklets that were popular in rural areas and towns from the 16th to the 19th centuries, and ranged from jestbooks to histories of depraved criminals, medieval romances to song […]

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Digital collection of Emma Crosby letters available online

by Glenn Drexhage on August 6, 2008

An illuminating set of letters from the wife of a prominent Methodist missionary in B.C. is now freely available online. The letters from Emma Crosby (1849-1926) provide a fascinating glimpse into the missionary experience. Due to her gender, Emma was not able to become a missionary, although her husband Thomas served as one on the […]

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B.C. History Digitization Program in the Tumbler Ridge News

by Glenn Drexhage on August 5, 2008

A Tumbler Ridge project that is part of the B.C. History Digitization Program – an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – is featured in the Tumbler Ridge News. You can view the article here: http://www.tumblerridgenews.com/story.php?id=202436

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