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UBC Librarian honoured as a Mover & Shaker

by Glenn Drexhage on March 17, 2009

Dean Giustini of UBC Library’s Biomedical Branch Library has been named as a 2009 Mover & Shaker (Tech Evangelist) by Library Journal magazine, which states that “Together, these individuals comprise the coming generation of library leadership.” In his preweb library days, Dean Giustini noticed that consumer health groups for breast and prostate cancer, along with […]

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Live in for Literacy featured in The Thunderbird

by Glenn Drexhage on March 12, 2009

The recent Live in for Literacy event, held at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and supported by UBC Library, is featured in The Thunderbird – the student publication of UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism. You can view the article here: http://thethunderbird.ca/2009/03/11/students-set-up-camp-for-literacy/

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Threshold, (cont.): New art in Koerner Library

by Glenn Drexhage on February 24, 2009

A new artwork that grapples with the concept of boredom has been installed on the third floor (main floor) of Koerner Library. The piece, entitled Threshold, (cont.), is a video installation by Vancouver artist Lorna Brown that examines how writers, thinkers and philosophers have dealt with the topic of boredom. Placed in the context of […]

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UBC Library’s database walk profiled in e-Strategy

by Glenn Drexhage on February 3, 2009

The February 2009 issue of e-Strategy, UBC IT’s newsletter, features a story on UBC Library’s database walk project. You can view the article here: http://update.estrategy.ubc.ca/2009/02/03/database-walk-ubc-library

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The Future of Our Past: the 2008 B.C. Digitization Symposium

by Glenn Drexhage on February 3, 2009

An article on the first B.C. Digitization Symposium, held recently at UBC, appears in the BCLA Browser (this is the new open access newsletter from the British Columbia Library Association). You can view the article here: http://bclabrowser.ca/index.php/browser/article/view/6/19

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Live-in for Literacy project at Learning Centre featured in the Vancouver Sun

by Glenn Drexhage on January 21, 2009

From January 16, 2009 to January 26, two students are camping in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre foyer to raise support, awareness and funds for global literacy. The UBC students are participating as part of Live-in for Literacy 2009, a project that involves university students across Canada living in libraries. The aim is to […]

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UBC Library featured in Fine Books and Collections magazine

by Glenn Drexhage on January 7, 2009

UBC Library and the Chung Collection are featured in an article on Vancouver’s book culture in the January 2009 issue of Fine Books & Collections magazine. “Book Culture Thrives in Canada’s Frontier City”  is by Nicholas Basbanes, an author who recently read and spoke at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

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Digital Tattoo project featured in the Globe and Mail

by Glenn Drexhage on January 2, 2009

UBC Librarian Sheryl Adam is among those quoted in an article about the Digital Tattoo program. “Where everybody knows your teenaged musings,” by Elizabeth Church, appears in the December 23, 2008 edition of the Globe and Mail. “Seth Tee got his first Hotmail account in Grade 4. By high school he was posting content on the […]

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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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