UBC has joined SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), the Public Library of Science (PLoS), The Students for Free Culture, OASIS (the Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook); Open Access Directory (OAD); and eIFL.net (Electronic Information for Libraries), and over 120 institutions worldwide to celebrate in the First International Open Access Week.

Various events hosted by UBC Library will take place from Tuesday, October 20th through Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 in the Dodson Room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.  The three themes for events are: Open Access Around the World, Surfacing UBC Scholarship, and Journal Publishing.  Attend a workshop, participate in a panel discussion, and hear from UBC colleagues about how they participate in the open access movement. Come learn about open access and share your perspective!

For a schedule of events
, and to register, go to: http://www.library.ubc.ca/schol_comm/oa/start.html

For more information, contact Joy Kirchner at joy.kirchner@ubc.ca

FC3217.1.M67 .T34 2009
Robert J. Talbot, Negotiating the Numbered Treaties: An Intellectual and Political Biography of Alexander Morris (Saskatoon: Purich Pub., 2009).

K212 .S325 2009 (LC)
Frederick Schauer, Thinking Like a Lawyer: A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009).

K236 .M45 2009 (LC)
Emmanuel Melissaris, Ubiquitous Law: Communication Commitment and the Space for Legal Pluralism
(Farnham: Ashgate Pub., 2009).

K349 .F456 2009 (LC)
Joanne Conaghan, ed., Feminist Legal Studies: Critical Concepts in Law (London: Routledge, 2009).

K2229 .M85 2009 (LC)
Marie-Claire Foblets & Alison Dundes Renteln, eds., Multicultural Jurisprudence: Comparative Perspectives on the Cultural Defence (Oxford: Hart Pub., 2009).

K3247 .H45 2008 (LC)
James (Saʼkeʼj) Youngblood Henderson, Indigenous Diplomacy and the Rights of Peoples: Achieving UN Recognition (Saskatoon: Purich Pub., 2008).

K3268.3 .R45 2009 (LC)
Susan Kneebone, ed., Refugees, Asylum Seekers and the Rule of Law: Comparative Perspectives (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

K3791 .U75 2007 (LC)
Mille Gabriel & Jens Dahl, eds., UTIMUT: Past Heritage-Future Partnerships: Discussions on Repatriation in the 21st Century (Copenhagen: International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs & Nuuk: Greenland National Museum & Archives, 2008.

K7615 .M32 2009 (LC)
Kenneth C. MacDonald, Cross-Border Litigation: Interjurisdictional Practice and Procedure (Aurora: Canada Law Book, 2009).

KD7963 .G746 2005 (LC)
Great Britain. Law Commission, A New Homicide Act for England and Wales?: A Consultation Paper (Norwich: Stationery Office, 2005).
Online access: http://www.lawcom.gov.uk/docs/cp177_web.pdf

KE933 .S25 2009 (LC)
Paul Sandori & William M. Pigott, Bidding & Tendering: What Is the Law?,4th ed. (Markham: LexisNexis Canada, 2009).

KE4395 .G73 2009 (LC)
Sébastien Grammond, Identity Captured by Law: Membership in Canada’s Indigenous Peoples and Linguistic Minorities (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009).

KE5759 .C34 2009 (LC)
David G. Duff et al. Canadian Income Tax Law (Markham: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2009).

KE5884 .H44 2009 (LC)
Jamal Hejazi, Transfer Pricing: The Basics from a Canadian Perspective (Markham: LexisNexis Canada, 2009).

KE9280 .F73 2009 (LC)
Robert J. Frater, Prosecutorial Misconduct (Aurora: Canada Law Book, 2009).

KEB400 .L32 2009 (LC)
Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Labour Law Conference, 2009: Materials Prepared for the Continuing Legal Education Conference, Labour Relations Conference Held in Vancouver, BC, on June 26, 2009 (Vancouver: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2009).

KNC620 .A93 2009 (LC)
Tom Ginsburg & Albert H.Y. Chen, eds., Administrative Law and Governance in Asia: Comparative Perspectives
(London: Routledge, 2009).

Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable, with support from the Education Library and the Language and Literacy Education Department of the Faculty of Education, are featuring Gregory Maguire at the Annual Fall Breakfast.  You will recognize Gregory Maguire as the author of more than a dozen novels for children and, to date, five novels for adults, including WICKED, the basis of the Broadway musical of the same name.
Registration information  http://www.library.ubc.ca/edlib/table/

Varsity Readers will be hosted in the Educaton Library September 29.

For information on the program see http://www.learningexchange.ubc.ca/trek_program/athletics/varsityreaders.html

UBC varsity athletes visit an inner city school to read with groups of children in elementary schools using books from the UBC Faculty of Education Library. The varsity athletes are positive role models for children and inspire a greater appreciation of reading and books. Before they start volunteering, varsity athletes get an introduction to reading strategies and resources.

At its September 2009 meeting, the UBC Board of Governors approved the relocation of the School of Population and Public Health to the Library Processing Centre (LPC).  The Library will vacate LPC by December 2009.

To accommodate this move, the Library Processing Centre’s staff and services will be relocated within existing UBC Library sites, including Woodward, Koerner, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Preparations for moving LPC storage collections have begun with specific locations and timelines to be announced as details are finalized.

We are working to complete this project as efficiently as possible, while keeping access to the resources by our users as a high priority. The Library is committed to maintaining all of our services during this transition.

If you have questions or comments please feel free to contact Corey Sue, Director, Finance and Facilities, UBC Library corey.sue@ubc.ca 604-822-5903.

*UPDATE* October issues viewable.

Something is up with the October issues for several Nature journal titles. We have a call in to our rep to investigate. Nature Immunology, Nature Reviews Immunology, Nature reviews Microbiology, Nature neuroscience… to name a few problem titles. We’ll try to get it sorted soon. Stay tuned.

Acts of the Parliament of Canada

UBC Library now has access to Session Laws Library. This contains collection contains the session laws of all 50 U.S. States (as well as the Acts of the Parliament of Canada from 1926 1883-2007 (more added!) and Australia) from approximately 1995 to present. Future releases in HeinOnline will include new session laws as published as well as expanded coverage of historical session laws prior to 1995.

Users of Firefox have noticed that sometimes the ability to print a full-text article from Gale’s Business & Company Resource Center is not just an icon-click away.

If you click the PRINT icon and find yourself on a screen with no “print” options (no browser toolbar, right clicking on the mouse does diddly) remember you can always use the   Ctrl + p keys to get a print menu. This works for other databases too, just happens this database was an issue for several people.

The 32-page report, “Assessment in schools: Fit for purpose? A commentary by the Teaching and Learning Research Programme,” recently published in England, is accessible on-line at http://www.tlrp.org/pub/documents/assessment.pdf.

The report, authored by members of the Assessment Reform Group, is a strong challenge to the over-use and mis-use of large-scale standardized tests. The report outlines three widely-held ‘misunderstandings’ about assessment:

* That test scores can be completely accurate (with claims that 30% of English students were placed on wrong levels in the Year 2000 national curriculum tests)

* That short tests can validly capture multi-faceted areas such as writing

Finding MIT CogNet titles just got easier. Over five hundred (hey, 501 is greater than 500) records for CogNet ebook titles have been added to the UBC Library Catalogue. Take a look at this list of titles.

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