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UBC Library at Word on the Street – September 26

by Glenn Drexhage on September 15, 2010

UBC Library is partnering with UBC Library Vault, Rare Books & Special Collections and the UBC Bookstore for Word on the Street – an annual day-long event celebrating the diversity, quality and originality of writing and publishing in BC. The event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at […]

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Pilot program featured in UBC Reports

by Glenn Drexhage on September 10, 2010

The latest issue of UBC Reports features an article on a community service-learning pilot program that involved various UBC units, including the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. You can view the article here, and the entire issue of UBC Reports here.

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Learn @ the Library

by Glenn Drexhage on September 7, 2010

UBC Library teaches more than 1,400 classes and workshops to over 30,000 students and faculty each year as part of its instructional programming. In addition to its extensive in-class and computer lab classes, the Library will offer an online workshop series in mid-September to get you ready for research. Upcoming online workshops include: Introduction to […]

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UBC Library’s Dean Giustini featured in Maclean’s

by Glenn Drexhage on September 7, 2010

An article on changing study habits that appears in Maclean’s magazine features comments from Dean Giustini, a Reference Librarian at UBC’s Biomedical Branch Library. You can view the article here.

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CHRP-funded project at UBC noted in the Georgia Straight

by Glenn Drexhage on September 1, 2010

A recent article in the Georgia Straight about an online exhibit dedicated to Chinese Canadian history also cites UBC Library’s recent news about a $900,000 contribution from the Community Historical Recognition Program. This funding supports an English-Chinese Web portal entitled “Chinese Canadian Stories: Uncommon Histories from a Common Past.” You can view the the Georgia […]

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Book review column – Business in Vancouver newspaper

by Glenn Drexhage on August 31, 2010

You can review the latest Business in Vancouver book reviews below, which feature contributions from UBC Library’s Jan Wallace and UBC Bookstore’s Treena Chambers. Origins of social-networking website giant revealed This article from Business in Vancouver August 3-9, 2010; issue 1084 www.biv.com The Accidental Billionaires The founding of Facebook: a tale of sex, money, genius […]

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Fab fashion database now on trial

by Glenn Drexhage on August 26, 2010

UBC Library now has trial access to an absolutely fabulous new database:  the Berg Fashion Library. Please note that the trial is available until September 23, 2010. Anchored by the 10-volume Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, the Berg Fashion Library is the first online resource to provide access to interdisciplinary and integrated text, image, […]

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Blast from the UBC past

by Glenn Drexhage on August 23, 2010

The article below is from the Ubyssey’s “Flashback Friday” series, in which the UBC student newspaper takes a look at “interesting, thought-provoking or just plain weird articles” published since 1918. This piece, which refers to UBC Library, is one of the first articles that appeared in the paper about the Internet. Student access to Internet […]

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Access a world of data with Abacus

by Glenn Drexhage on August 23, 2010

Whether you are investigating the meteoric growth of Internet usage in Canada, the shifting demographics in Vancouver’s downtown core, or mapping the coastal temperate rainforest cover in British Columbia, Abacus represents a significant service enhancement for all academic researchers. Its launch coincides with the opening of UBC Library’s new GIS/Research Data lab in Koerner Library. […]

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Chinese Canadian portal/funding in the news

by Glenn Drexhage on August 10, 2010

The recent announcement on federal funding worth $900,000 for a Chinese Canadian portal project that involves UBC Library has received ample media coverage. Here are pieces from the Vancouver Sun, the Province and the Xinhua News Agency. And here’s a great photo of a tour of the Chung Collection, held after the formal announcement, in […]

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