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UBC Library awarded an A- in Globe and Mail survey

by Glenn Drexhage on October 24, 2008

In the Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report, UBC Library received an overall library satisfaction grade of A-, compared to the national average of B+. You can view further details here: http://www.globecampus.ca/navigator/university-of-british-columbia-the/

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Room to Read charity featured in The Province blog

by Glenn Drexhage on October 15, 2008

The Room to Read charity is featured in a blog from The Province newspaper. This charity is supported in part by the Live-in for Literacy campaign, which features students living in university libraries to raise funds. UBC students participated in this campaign for the first time last year. You can view the blog entry here: […]

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Deb Wilson, UBC Librarian, profiled in Tapestry newsletter

by Glenn Drexhage on October 9, 2008

Deb Wilson, a UBC Librarian who recently retired, is featured in Tapestry, the newsletter from the Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth. You can view a PDF of the article here: http://www.tag.ubc.ca/resources/tapestry/08/howWeDoThingsTapestry53.pdf

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Learning Centre Tech Hub featured in e-Strategy

by Glenn Drexhage on October 6, 2008

The Learning and Teaching Support Hub – a collaboration involving various UBC groups that is based at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – is featured in e-Strategy from UBC Information Technology. You can view the article here: http://update.estrategy.ubc.ca/2008/10/01/five-partners-one-plan

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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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