Get up close with cIRcle at UBC’s Celebrate Research Week

by Glenn Drexhage on February 23, 2010

Ingrid Parent, UBC’s University Librarian, is inviting members of the University community to a special event entitled Get up close with cIRcle: Revealing your research to the world. cIRcle is UBC’s openly accessible digital repository for research and teaching materials created by the UBC community and its partners. Three UBC scholars will talk about using […]

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Happy 50th, Asian Library!

by Glenn Drexhage on February 23, 2010

UBC’s Asian Library, home to the largest Asian collection in Canada, is proud to announce its 50th anniversary celebrations. Five decades ago, the Asian Library was launched with the purchase of the unparalleled Puban collection from China. The same year, the Library became one of only three North American repositories of Japanese government documents. Today, […]

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Cycling Metro Vancouver Route Planner nabs UBC Library award

by Glenn Drexhage on February 22, 2010

Michael Brauer, a UBC Professor from the School of Environmental Health, has won UBC Library’s inaugural Innovative Dissemination of Research Award for the Cycling Metro Vancouver Route Planner. The Innovative Dissemination of Research Award, which includes a certificate and $2,000, honours UBC faculty, staff and students who expand the boundaries of research with the creative […]

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Chung Collection featured in Vancouver Sun

by Glenn Drexhage on February 15, 2010

The venerable Chung Collection, located in Rare Books and Special Collections in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, is featured in the February 15 issue of the Vancouver Sun. The article also features some comments from UBC Library’s Sarah Romkey. You can read the article here.

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UBC Library’s Dean Giustini interviewed by Significant Science

by Glenn Drexhage on February 2, 2010

An interview with Dean Giutstini, “the Dean of Social Media in Medicine,” is featured on Significant Science – a blog about science, medicine, health and technology. Dean is a Reference Librarian at the Biomedical Branch Library. You can read the interview here.

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Digital Cultural Content Forum at UBC

by Glenn Drexhage on January 29, 2010

The digital preservation of heritage content will be explored at an international forum held at UBC on February 2-3. The Digital Cultural Content Forum, hosted by the Canadian Heritage Information Network, will gather decision-makers from national government agencies, trend-setting museums and institutional networks to discuss content development and dissemination. UBC Library will feature forum presentations […]

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Asian Library 50th anniversary essay contest – win $500!

by Glenn Drexhage on January 27, 2010

In celebration of the Asian Library’s 50th birthday, UBC Library is pleased to announce the Peter Ward Open Essay Contest. The contest’s theme is “How has the Asian Library helped you achieve your goals?” It aims to challenge students and community users to review their experiences and contemplate the Asian Library’s future. Essay topics on […]

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Learning Centre Olympic exhibit in UBC Reports

by Glenn Drexhage on January 8, 2010

The January 2010 issue of UBC Reports – the Winter Games edition – features a story on the Olympic Legacy Exhibit, now on display at the Learning Centre Gallery. You can view the story here:

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UBC librarian published in open access Partnership journal (December 21)

by Glenn Drexhage on December 21, 2009

Eugene Barsky, a Science and Engineering Librarian at UBC Library, has published an article in Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. Partnership is an open access journal. The article, entitled “A Library Journal Club as a Tool for Current Awareness and Open Communication: UBC case study” can be viewed at

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UBC on the podium

by Glenn Drexhage on December 18, 2009

UBC’s rich Olympic legacy is on display for those wanting a closer look at the athletes and academics who have helped shape Canada’s role in the global sporting event. The Olympic Legacy Exhibit, undertaken by UBC Library, University Archives and Public Affairs, features an array of images and documents that focus on UBC’s sporting history, […]

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