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OpenAthens transforms user access to library resources, replacing EZproxy and IP address authentication

by Anna Moorhouse on June 2, 2021

The launch of OpenAthens today marks a major milestone in modernizing library and digital access for UBC’s 21st century learners and researchers.

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Remote learning opens up new ways to collaborate on open educational projects

by Anna Moorhouse on May 31, 2021

As an open education initiative, the LING 300 Wikipedia project has translated well to the remote learning environment currently in place at UBC, and the support provided by UBC Library and the Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology (CTLT) has facilitated that transition.

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How UBC Library has delivered access to physical materials and virtual help

by Anna Moorhouse on May 26, 2021

When UBC Library’s physical locations suddenly closed in March 2020, library users needed a way to access physical resources that were not available in electronic formats. In response, the Materials Pick-up Service launched.

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The UBC Library Research Commons integrates open-source data discovery tool Geodisy with Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR)

by Anna Moorhouse on May 18, 2021

The UBC Library Research Commons has released a major update to the open-source data discovery tool Geodisy.

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Meet Lisa Larkins, e-Resources Licensing Specialist at UBC Library

by matt patton on May 13, 2021

Learn how UBC Library Collections Services made printed musical scores accessible via an app. Lisa Larkins, e-Resources Licensing Specialist, shares her story.

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The Phil Lind Klondike Gold Rush Collection offers essential new source for historical research and scholarship at UBC Library

by Library Communications on May 5, 2021

UBC Library has received an unparalleled rare book and archival collection, dating from the Klondike Gold Rush (1894-1904) in British Columbia, from UBC alumnus and Canadian telecommunications icon Philip B. Lind, CM. The gift includes a $2 million gift that will support the collection at the library.

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Meet Katherine Kalsbeek, Head, Rare Books & Special Collections at UBC Library

by matt patton on April 29, 2021

Katherine Kalsbeek shares what it's like to acquire, manage and preserve rare books and special collections at UBC Library.

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How UBC Library has provided safe study spaces on campus

by Anna Moorhouse on April 21, 2021

As one of the only study spaces currently open at UBC, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) has been a popular campus destination for currently-registered students, faculty and staff with a valid UBC card.

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Notice to users: Library catalogue freeze scheduled for April 30 to May 10

by michelle blackwell on April 19, 2021

Due to an upgrade to the Library’s catalogue, users will not be able to renew or recall materials or pay fines starting Friday April 30 at 1 p.m. Full service is expected to resume May 10, 2021 at 7 a.m.

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Xwi7xwa Library launches library training course on Canvas for Indigenous teacher candidates

by Anna Moorhouse on April 8, 2021

Xwi7xwa Library has launched a new Canvas course for students in NITEP, the Indigenous Teacher Education Program in the Faculty of Education at UBC.

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