LAW LIBRARY level 3: JX1 .H34 v. 27 2014
Hague Academy of International Law, Hague Yearbook of International Law 2014 (Dordrecht: M. Nijhoff, 2014).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K720 .P54 2013
Christopher Pierson, Just Property: Volume Two: Enlightenment, Revolution, and History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).
Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8634538

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KD313 .S77 2016
Daniel Greenberg & Yisroel Greenberg, eds., Stroud’s Judicial Dictionary of Words and Phrases, 9th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2016).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE339 .P76 2015
David Layton & Michel Proulx, Ethics and Criminal Law, 2d ed. (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2015).
Online access: Ebook

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE3247 .H37 2016
David Harris & Peter Israel, eds., The Written Contract of Employment (Toronto: Emond, 2016).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE7709 .H36 2017
Darwin Hanna, Legal Issues on Indigenous Economic Development (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada Inc., 2017).

Worlds at Home: On Cosmopolitan Futures is a public symposium bringing together scholars from across Canada, the US and Australia to consider the future of cosmopolitanism as a critical approach to scholarship and praxis. The program will feature an interview with Dr. Sneja Gunew (UBC) and a launch of her book, Post-multicultural Writers as Neo-cosmopolitan Mediators (Anthem Press), a keynote address by Dr. Pheng Cheah (UC Berkeley) and more.

Speakers: Shani Mootoo, Lydia Kwa, Larissa Lai (University of Calgary) 


Select Books and Articles Available at UBC Library

Bradley, A., & Bradley, A. (10/01/2010). International journal of refugee law: Beyond borders; cosmopolitanism and family reunification for refugees in canada Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ijrl/eeq025 [Link]

Breckenridge, C. A. (2002). Cosmopolitanism Duke University Press. [Link]

Gunew, S. M., & Rizvi, F. (1994). Culture, difference and the arts. St Leonards, NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin. [Available at Koerner Library Stacks DU120 .C85 1994]


UBC Library Research Guides

Anthropology

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In collaboration with the Public Scholars Initiative (PSI), the IKBLC Community Engagement & Programs division presents the “PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series,” which showcases doctoral students telling their community-engaged research stories in just under seven minutes.

In “Explorations in Culture and Diversity,” eight PhD students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative engage the public by using the Pecha Kucha format to present on how their research is contributing to the public good, and making a change in the world.  This year’s PSI themes include education, environment, culture, social justice, and health.

This event happened on Thursday, March 23, 2017.


Speakers

Ashli Akins (Interdisciplinary Studies)

Eury Chang (Theatre)

Severn Cullis-Suzuki (Anthroplogy)

Claire Fogal (Theatre)

Gregory Gan (Anthropology)

Lily Ivanova (Sociology)

Stephanie Nakagawa (Opera)

Teilhard Paradela (History)


Select Books and Articles Available at UBC Library

Chang, E. C. (01/01/2015). Theatre research in canada: Towards reconciliation: Immigration in marty chan’s the forbidden phoenix and david yee’s lady in the red dress Graduate Centre for Study of Drama. [Link]

Cullis-Suzuki, S. (2007). Notes from canada’s young activists : A generation stands up for change Greystone Books. [Link]

Gan, G. (2015). Soaring to dizzying heights: Christ the saviour cathedral as a historical arena for the persecution of pussy riot. Critique of Anthropology, 35(2), 166-186. doi:10.1177/0308275X15569852 [Link]

Ivanova, L. (2014). The cultural transmission of morals : A case study of western visitors to cambodia’s genocide museums [Link]


UBC Library Research Guides

Anthropology

Education

Sociology

Theatre

John Cooper Robinson was an Anglican missionary who lived and worked in Japan in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The Cooper Robinson collection consisting of over 4,600 photographic prints, negatives, glass lantern slides, and postcards is one of the most valuable photographic records of this era.

The exhibition, Double Exposure Japan-Canada: Missionary Photographs of Meiji-Taisho Japan, on display at Rare Books and Special Collections was curated by Professor Allen Hockley and Naoko Kato, Japanese Language Librarian. The exhibit highlights four major themes: Robinson and the Economies of Japanese Photography, Robinson and the M.S.C.C. Mission in Japan, Robinson and Japanese Religions, and Robinson’s Photographic Practices. This exhibit features original photographs as well as glass lantern slides and glass negatives that were used by Robinson.

In addition, the Asian Center at UBC features a selection from The Making of History and Artifacts (1888-1926): The Photographs of John Cooper Robinson from Meiji-Taisho Japan exhibit, curated by Robert Bean with an introduction by Bill Sewell.

Check out the John Cooper Robinson Collection Finding Aid to learn more about this extensive photo collection.

Double Exposure Japan-Canada is on display at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections on the first floor of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre from March 13–May 31, 2017, and can be viewed Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 12-5 p.m. until April 8. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Naoko Kato at naoko.kato@ubc.ca.

WenziBase databases, 中国方志库 Erudition and Complete Siku (Erudition) 全四庫, are both down.

From WenziBase:

“We suffered an outage due to technical issues beyond our control that caused data loss, and we are trying to restore service as quickly as possible, but unfortunately it will likely take a few days.  We will send another update when we have a better estimate on when the service will be restored.  We apologize for this interruption.”

Stay tuned for updates.

Digitizing content for our digital collections happens five days a week in the basement of the Irving K Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) on UBC’s Vancouver campus. While we pass many hours in the Digitization Centre (here’s a bit about our work space from 2014), most of the digitization crew also spends a lot of time in IKBLC in general: the building includes the Music, Art, and Architecture Library, University Archives, Rare Books and Special Collections, and the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. Plus, there’s a cafe. And gorgeous study spaces. And this building includes the Main Library, one of the first buildings on campus.

This is all to say, we pass our days in a pretty cool place, and this post is dedicated to our home away from home.

 

The library began as a concept for the Point Grey campus, and its construction was the result of student demonstrations in 1922 (now known as the Great Trek).

1923 Sharp and Thompson plan for the Main Library.

 

The building opened with the inauguration of the new campus in 1925. There are some interesting stories behind the library’s development leading to this point, including WWI spies and a public stand for the theory of evolution. There’s also a faked photo of the early library that was published in 1970s.

Point Grey campus, 1925.

 

The exterior gained landscaping, including a pond, in its early years. There’s still a water feature today.

The original entrance, pictured here in 1931, remains a popular place for photos.

 

The interior included study spaces and stacks.

A rather captivating capture of angles in the library in 1929.

 

It appears this reading room did not change much in the first 20 years, although some artwork was later added to the walls. Today known as the Chapman Learning Commons, the long tables, stacks (the far right, dark area) and card catalogues (left, along the wall) are replaced by cozy chairs and computer terminals. The alcove room in the background (now called the Dodson room) holds many speakers and events.

Reading room when the library opened in 1925.

 

The Library gained a wing in 1947. The second wing was added in the 1960s.

Sunnin’ on the lawn in March 1957.

 

There are a lot of technological advances in the history of this building, too, from the card catalogue and the bindery to the computer circulation terminal in 1965 (topt row), to the microfiche catalogue, the listening room, and the army of now-dated looking desktop computers in 2003 (bottom row).

From 2004 – 2008 the wings, as well as much of the interior of the Main Library, were replaced with more modern architecture and amenities (this can be seen on the IKBLC website) to become the space we know and love today.

If you’re as into this building as we are, there’s plenty more to see and read! We shared some highlights of its 94-year life pulled from the rich histories produced on campus: UBC Archives provides photos and renderings and information about the development of the building itself in the Building the Main Library 1923-1925  and the Main Library Architectural Drawings (1923-1964) collection, and the UBC Library also has an in-depth historical timeline for all the details of the Main Library and other branches. You can even take a virtual tour of the building.

View of building before the original wings were demolished, taken in 2002 from the Walter C. Koerner Library.

 

We are in the middle of Open Education Week, which lasts from March 27th to 31st this year. The goal of the week is to raise awareness about sources, uses and benefits of open education. We conducted some research to find open resources that will be helpful for a small business owner.

Although many websites offer free courses aimed at small business owners, it can be difficult to determine their quality. We decided only to look at recognised high quality platforms that offer free courses.

table with laptop, books, phone, lamp, notebook and penCoursera

Coursera collaborates with 150 institutes across the globe to put together online courses open to all. Here you will find a wide variety of business related courses ranging from entrepreneurship, finance, marketing and business strategy. You have the option of taking a course, completing a specialization or even finding a degree. There are various affordable options for anyone on a budget.

EdX

Started by Harvard University and MIT in Cambridge, USA, this platform hosts an impressive array of courses and programs. You can find a wealth of options on business related topic here. “People Management for Entrepreneurs”, “Family Business Strategy Essentials” and “Entrepreneurship 102: Do you have a product?” are just a few that seem really interesting!

Udacity

This platform offers courses for the tech savvy. Marketed as “online university by Silicon Valley,” Udacity offers courses that would help web and app developers or anyone interested in learning the basics (or advancing their knowledge) on programming, artificial intelligence, machine learning etc.

Other platforms of interest are:

There are other sources of learning as well. We often feature helpful articles with tips on our Twitter account (need to add hyperlink here). You can also learn from good content marketing sections on company websites such as on Hubspot. Last but not least, don’t forget yours truly: the Small Business Accelerator! Check out our E-Tools and Industry Guides for free resources to fast-track your small business.

Bonus Tip: If you are looking for open-source pictures for your website, check this out!

We are in the middle of Open Education Week, which lasts from March 27th to 31st this year. The goal of the week is to raise awareness about sources, uses and benefits of open education. We conducted some research to find open resources that will be helpful for a small business owner.

Although many websites offer free courses aimed at small business owners, it can be difficult to determine their quality. We decided only to look at recognised high quality platforms that offer free courses.

table with laptop, books, phone, lamp, notebook and penCoursera

Coursera collaborates with 150 institutes across the globe to put together online courses open to all. Here you will find a wide variety of business related courses ranging from entrepreneurship, finance, marketing and business strategy. You have the option of taking a course, completing a specialization or even finding a degree. There are various affordable options for anyone on a budget.

EdX

Started by Harvard University and MIT in Cambridge, USA, this platform hosts an impressive array of courses and programs. You can find a wealth of options on business related topic here. “People Management for Entrepreneurs”, “Family Business Strategy Essentials” and “Entrepreneurship 102: Do you have a product?” are just a few that seem really interesting!

Udacity

This platform offers courses for the tech savvy. Marketed as “online university by Silicon Valley,” Udacity offers courses that would help web and app developers or anyone interested in learning the basics (or advancing their knowledge) on programming, artificial intelligence, machine learning etc.

Other platforms of interest are:

There are other sources of learning as well. We often feature helpful articles with tips on our Twitter account (need to add hyperlink here). You can also learn from good content marketing sections on company websites such as on Hubspot. Last but not least, don’t forget yours truly: the Small Business Accelerator! Check out our E-Tools and Industry Guides for free resources to fast-track your small business.

Bonus Tip: If you are looking for open-source pictures for your website, check this out!

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