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UBC, cIRcle excel in global rankings

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The University of British Columbia and its institutional repository both feature prominently in a pair of global rankings.

UBC is the top-ranked Canadian university – and 35th in the world – according to research from CSIC (the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), the largest public research body in Spain.

A separate CSIC ranking places UBC’s cIRcle ( at 77th out of 400 global institutional repositories (IRs). An IR is an online storehouse for an institution’s scholarly and administrative output.

“This is such an encouraging result, given that cIRcle began developing only about three years ago,” says Hilde Colenbrander, cIRcle’s Co-ordinator. “We plan to continue enhancing our holdings so we can showcase UBC’s contributions to the world.”

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Above excerpt in italics is courtesy of UBC Library News from UBC Library’s webpage –

Preserving the UBC 2010 Winter Games Legacy with cIRcle

“The 2010 Winter Games may be over, but the excitement surrounding cIRcle’s 2010 Olympics and Paralympics Project is just beginning. The project, which began in earnest in October 2009, aims to showcase and preserve UBC’s intellectual output related to the Games via cIRcle, UBC’s Information Repository.” To read the rest of this article, visit and click on ‘TABLE OF CONTENTS’.


Above excerpt in italics is taken from the latest BCLA Browser newsletter made available on the British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) website –

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