One of the honourable mention submissions for the UBC Library’s 2011 Innovative Dissemination of Research Award competition is now available in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository!

Some quick facts about this community-based collaborative research project include:

  • Raises awareness about pesticide safety in BC’s Lower Mainland farming communities
  • Demonstrates how to safely launder pesticide-contaminated clothing via Public Service Announcement (PSA) videos
  • Features specially-choreographed bhangra dance and well-known Punjabi actors to disseminate the Wash With Care Project message
  • Includes text-based resources (in English and Punjabi) for laundry instructions
  • Research team are researchers from Simon Fraser University, the University of the Fraser Valley, and the University of British Columbia

To view the Wash With Care Project videos, be sure to check out these resources in cIRcle at:

Wash With Care: Laundry Instructions

Wash With Care: Public Service Announcement

To learn more about the UBC Library Innovative Dissemination of Research Award, visit the Scholarly Communications @ UBC website at:

Above image and partial excerpt are courtesy of the Wash With Care Project website

In case you missed it, Eugene Barsky won the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE, Engineering Libraries Division) Award last week. The certificate will be awarded in June at the ASEE Conference and Exposition.

As one of the Science & Engineering Librarians at UBC Library, Eugene spearheaded the collaboration between UBC Library and the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation. The objective? To digitize and make openly available over 30 years of mine reclamation information.

This digitization project provides free, open access to more than 600 BC Mining Reclamation symposia proceedings – covering mines from around the globe, including Canada – hosted on cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository.

Did You Know?

The British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium proceedings were featured in the Northern Miner newspaper and on the UBC Library News blog. This collection has been viewed and downloaded hundreds of times, mainly by users in the U.S. and Canada, but also by those from the U.K., Portugal, China, India, Finland and Norway.

Above image is courtesy of PABC Physio Info-blog

Recently, Chris Hives (University Archivist at the University of British Columbia) was “pleased to report that the Retrospective Theses collection in cIRcle [UBC’s Digital Repository] now includes full text copies of essentially all theses written at UBC between 1973 and 2007. This represents over 25,500 titles and approximately 4.24 million digitized pages.” As the final phase of this historical project gets underway, it will mean approximately “6,500 more titles [will be added] to the repository”. This project is likely to be completed by the end of 2011.

Find out more information about the UBC Retrospective Theses and Dissertations Digitization Project and its progress.

To browse some of the latest titles, visit the Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) 2008+ collection in cIRcle.

To browse some of the historical titles visit the Retrospective Theses and Dissertations collection in cIRcle.

Above partial excerpt is courtesy of Chris Hives, University Archivist in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Above image is courtesy of UBC Library’s University Archives website.

Did You Know?

The first 100 UBC theses are also available in cIRcle and date back to 1919. The first thesis by Ruth Vivian Fulton is called, A study of the estimation of iron and the separation of manganese from iron by phenyl-nitroso-hydroxylamine ammonium (cupferron). It was also the first UBC thesis in Arts and Science.

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