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Learning Centre-backed digitization project in the Times Colonist, Globe and Mail

by Glenn Drexhage on December 11, 2008

A new B.C. electronic resource that involves support from the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre has launched. The British Colonist Digitization project is a joint venture with the Victoria Times Colonist newspaper and the University of Victoria Library, with support from other organizations including the Learning Centre. The project involves the digitization of issues of […]

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UBC librarians publish on podcasting

by Glenn Drexhage on December 10, 2008

Eugene Barsky and Kevin Lindstrom – two Science and Engineering librarians at UBC Library – have published an article entitled “Podcasting the Sciences: A Practical Overview.” The article appears in Issues in Science & Techology Leadership.

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Facts and Fictions: photography at Koerner Library

by Glenn Drexhage on November 18, 2008

This free exhibition of photographic works is selected from Intermediate and Advanced Photography classes from the Visual Art program in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at UBC. These works, done in response to course assignments or as self-directed projects, reflect a variety of approaches and ideas about the medium. Facts and […]

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UBC Library and Learning Centre in CPSLD Newsletter

by Glenn Drexhage on November 17, 2008

Read about the latest developments at UBC Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre in the Fall 2008 issue of the CPSLD Newsletter – a publication from the Council of Post Secondary Library Directors, British Columbia. Coverage includes space renovations, cIRcle, LibQUAL+ assessment, and UBC Library Vault, beginning on page 17 of the newsletter.

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RBSC participates in Archives Week

by Glenn Drexhage on November 14, 2008

Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) is participating in Archives Week, which runs from November 16-22. The event is organized by the Archives Association of British Columbia, and this year the theme is “Taking Care of Business: the Heritage of Trade and Commerce.” As part of this effort, RBSC offers an introduction to Yip Sang, […]

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Tony Harrison: Workshop on Speaking Verse

by Glenn Drexhage on November 13, 2008

Tony Harrison and award-winning actress Sian Thomas lead a master class at UBC on reading poetry aloud and delivering verse in performance. Some participants will have the opportunity to continue working with Harrison and Thomas on the delivery of verse and to perform scenes from Harrison’s plays as part of his final event at UBC […]

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LOOP exhibition at Koerner Library

by Glenn Drexhage on November 4, 2008

Danny Askew// Kath Blair// Nancy Chang// Alex Coates// Jessica Delisle// Chris Hettel// Julia Higgs// Heather Kaytor// Jason Lee// Andrew Lunny// Elnaz Maassoumian// Lauren Mckenna// Robin Mcnulty// Felix Suen// Max Taffet// Pia Ugarte// Andrea Van Schubert// Brendan Williams LOOP presents works by UBC students from VISA (Visual Art) 470A. Explore the nature and perception of TIME […]

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Thumbsucker: Book Art at the Learning Centre

by Glenn Drexhage on November 4, 2008

Thumbsucker, a riveting exhibition of book objects, is on display at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The works were created by Visual Art Theory students at UBC in a 300-level course taught by Christine D’Onofrio. In D’Onofrio’s words, “An essential emptiness is what Thumbsucker seeks to find, but the promise of wanting something more […]

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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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