UBC Library presents a great roster of events as part of Celebrate Learning Week, which runs until October 30. Topics range from protecting your digital reputation to information and digital literacy.

So come by and see what’s on offer – you can view a full listing of events here: http://toby.library.ubc.ca/webpage/webpage.cfm?id=816

The Chinese Experience in B.C. website, a project involving UBC Library and the City of Vancouver Archives, is featured in the Vancouver Courier.

You can view the article here: http://www2.canada.com/vancouvercourier/news/story.html?id=bb4b8c74-b4d2-496e-b1c2-f556cba832fb

Dr. Irving K. Barber has been honoured with a 2009 Special Award for Philanthropy from the British Columbia Museums Association. The award was given in recognition of his involvement with several philanthropic activities in the province, most notably his exceptional gift for the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, which provides innovative support and funding to the cultural sector.

Dr. Barber and his wife Jean attended the awards ceremony in Osoyoos on October 16. Congratulations Ike!

An article about a unique collection focused on croquet, which has been donated to UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections division, appears in the UK publication Croquet World Online.

You can view the article here: http://www.croquetworld.com/News/finding.asp

Rare Books and Special Collections is located on level one of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

An article on cIRcle and its Olympic aspirations appears in Game Time, the e-newsletter of the UBC 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Secretariat.

cIRcle is UBC’s institutional repository, developed by UBC Library. 

You can view the article here: http://www.webcommunications.ubc.ca/ubc2010/2009/10/22/ubc-and-the-winter-games-come-full-circle/

A trio of exhibits is now on display in the gallery space of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Please see below for more information.

The gallery is located on level two of the Learning Centre, to the left of the circulation desk. For information about the space, please contact Allan Cho at allan.cho@ubc.ca or 604-827-4366.

Cantonese Music: Where East meets West (until December 5, 2009) – courtesy of UBC’s Asian Library

Westernization has been a major process in Chinese music since the beginning of the 20th century, illustrated by the adoption of Western harmony, counterpoint and performance practices. Western elements have also influenced the design of instruments, introducing new sonorities to traditional texture.

This exhibit includes samples of hammer dulcimers, two-stringed fiddles, three-stringed lutes and a zither, along with scores. It’s believed that Steven Lee, who was an active member in Vancouver’s Chinese community in the 1940s and 1950s, collected these instruments.

For more information on this display, please contact Phoebe Chow at phoebe.chow@ubc.ca or 604-822-2427.   


Taiwan Sublime (until December 7)

Taiwan Sublime comprises four series of photographs taken by four Taiwanese photographers who have crisscrossed Taiwan and its smaller sister islands to create a record of its natural and human wonders.

This exhibit, presented by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, features 20 photos by Taiwanese photographers Chen Chih-hsiung, Liu Chen-hsiang, Huang Ting-sheng and Chi Po-lin.

For those interested in Taiwanese literature and culture, UBC is presenting a lecture featuring three Taiwanese authors – Chu T’ien-wen, Liu Ka-shiang and Ko Yu-fen – will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27 at the Learning Centre gallery.

As part of this series, the film A Time To Live, And A Time To Die by Director Hou Hsiao-hsien is scheduled for a 3 p.m. screening on Monday, October 26 in the Fairmount Social Lounge at St. John’s College (2111 Lower Mall). A discussion with screenwriter Chu Tien-wen will be held after the screening.


As Is – by Lincoln Clarkes (until November 7)

As Is, a collection of colour photographs of Vancouver’s distressed Downtown Eastside, is Lincoln Clarkes’s most eclectic series to date, incorporating people, architecture, still life, abstractions and signage.

Clarkes is enrolled at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design, where he originally studied painting before switching to photography.

The Fall 2009 issue of Insight, UBC Library’s newsletter for faculty, is now available. Read about digitization, the First International Open Access Week, UBC Library Vault, collections developments, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and more.

You can view the issue here: Insight – Fall 2009

UBC’s participation in the First International Open Access Week, which takes place on campus from October 20 to October 22, is highlighted in the latest issue of e-Strategy, the newsletter from UBC IT.

Open access (OA) is about access to information and knowledge for all. It is a growing international movement that encourages the unrestricted sharing of research that is typically taxpayer-funded.

You can find out more in the e-Strategy article: http://update.estrategy.ubc.ca/2009/10/14/open-access-at-the-ubc-library

The Chinese Experience in British Columbia, a new website that offers a fascinating look at a century of local Chinese-Canadian heritage, is featured in the Vancouver Observer.

The site, which features digitized holdings from the Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection at UBC, and the Yip family and Yip Sang Company collection at the City of Vancouver Archives, can be viewed at www.library.ubc.ca/chineseinbc.

 You can view the Observer article here: http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/2009/10/14/new-site-promotes-chinese-canadian-heritage

The fall issue of Connects, the newsletter of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, is now available. Read up on achievements of the past year and get a preview of projects to come.

You can view Connects online at www.supportubclibrary.ca/newsletters/Connects_Fall%2009_fa.pdf

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