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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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Learning Centre initiative provides global access to B.C. heritage

by Glenn Drexhage on July 23, 2008

Electronic collections featuring community newspapers, B.C. history, fossil specimens, medical artifacts and works by renowned wildlife artist Robert Bateman will all be a mouse click away, thanks to a community initiative from the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia. Read the full press release.

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University Archivist profiled on UBC Centenary site

by Glenn Drexhage on June 25, 2008

A profile of University Archivist Chris Hives appears on UBC’s Centenary website. You can view the article here: http://www.100.ubc.ca/celebratingpeople/hives.html

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UBC Okanagan Library newsletter – Spring 2008

by Glenn Drexhage on June 24, 2008

The latest issue of UBC’s Okanagan Library newsletter includes an update on renovations to the Field Reading Room, the WILU Information Literacy Conference, LibQUAL and laptop lending.  The Spring 2008 issue is available online, as well as past issues.

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Learning Centre featured in ArtsBeat

by Glenn Drexhage on June 24, 2008

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is profiled in the Summer 2008 issue of ArtsBeat, the publication of UBC’s Faculty of Arts. You can view the article here: http://www.arts.ubc.ca/index.php?id=433&backPID=4&tt_news=2042

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Update on cIRcle in e-Strategy Update

by Glenn Drexhage on June 24, 2008

An article on cIRcle, UBC Library’s information repository, appears in the latest issue of UBC’s e-Strategy Update. Special thanks to Merry Meredith for the photograph. You can view the article here: http://update.estrategy.ubc.ca/2008/06/17/ir-squared

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E-Theses initiative featured in UBC Reports

by Glenn Drexhage on June 16, 2008

The UBC Electronic Theses and Dissertations initiative, a program from UBC Library and the Faculty of Graduate Studies, is featured in the June 2008 issue of UBC Reports. You can view the article here: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/ubcreports/2008/08jun05/theses.html?src=email

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Congress 2008, Learning Centre, Irving K. Barber featured in Business in Vancouver newspaper

by Glenn Drexhage on May 30, 2008

The following article recently appeared in Business in Vancouver newspaper. Business in Vancouver May 20-26, 2008; issue 969 UBC to host largest conference in its history Social sciences gathering highlights rise of cultural industries in the province Glen Korstrom The University of British Columbia is preparing to host the largest conference in its 100-year history […]

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