In a communiqué to library staff recently, Rue Ramirez, AUL Library Systems & Information Technology/Technical Services, talked about the forthcoming developments in remote access authentication which will serve Library users better.

Bridge_icon_purple_1inch “The introduction of the myVPN service is important because it promises to provide a scaleable, more stable, and robust method for remote users to securely access the campus network.”

“[T]he “old” VPN, in addition to the rewriting proxy (RSVPN), a separate proxy server, and a limited instance of EZproxy have never really represented a comprehensive method for remote access. Out of necessity, we’ve presented our users with a somewhat confusing and problematic array of options.”

“As a result, we have begun a coordinated move to make EZproxy our one remote access tool. As its name implies, EZproxy is easy for users… they’ll be asked to authenticate [using their UBCcard or CWL] and they’re in. The burden of work and configuration is on the back end, the Library’s end.”

“The myVPN service would …  be used as a backup in case EZproxy was unavailable.

“We are striving to …  move into full production by the end of the first quarter of 2010.”  –Rue Ramirez, AUL Library Systems & Information Technology/Technical Services (email 22Oct.2009)

E92 .M356 2009
David T. McNab, No Place for Fairness: Indigenous Land Rights and Policy in the Bear Island Case and Beyond (Montréal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009).

HD7096.C2 C23 2009
Canada, Parliament, House of Commons, Standing Committee on the Status of Women, Towards Improving Access to EI Benefits for Women in Canada: Report of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women ([Ottawa]: Standing Committee on the Status of Women, 2009).
Online access:

HV8073 .S7347 2009
National Research Council (U.S.), Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Science Community; National Research Council (U.S.), Committee on Science, Technology, and Law Policy and Global Affairs & National Research Council (U.S.), Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward (Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 2009).

K126 .D37 2009 (LC)
Tim Dare, The Counsel of Rogues?: A Defence of the Standard Conception of the Lawyer’s Role (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009).

K231 .D45 2009 (LC)
Maksymilian del Mar & Zenon Bankowski, eds., Law As Institutional Normative Order (Farnham: Ashgate Pub., 2009).

K923 .F37 2009 (LC)
David M. Engel & Michael McCann, eds., Fault Lines: Tort Law as Cultural Practice (Stanford: Stanford Law Books, 2009).

K1401 .A53 2009 (LC)
Jane E. Anderson, Law, Knowledge, Culture: The Production of Indigenous Knowledge in Intellectual Property Law (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2009).

K3240 .B678 2008 (LC)
Knut Bourquain, Freshwater Access from a Human Rights Perspective: A Challenge to International Water and Human Rights Law (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2008).

K3367 .S64 2009 (LC)
Jonathan Soeharno, The Integrity of the Judge: A Philosophical Inquiry (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009).

K3485 .W37 2009 (LC)
Robin Warner, Protecting the Oceans Beyond National Jurisdiction: Strengthening the International Law Framework (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff, 2009).

K3611.G46 D575 2009 (LC)
Christoph Rehmann-Sutter & Hansjakob Müller, eds., Disclosure Dilemmas: Ethics of Genetic Prognosis After the ‘Right to Know/Not to Know’ Debate (Farnham: Ashgate Pub., 2009).

K5018 .C753 2009 (LC)
Paul H. Robinson, Stephen P. Garvey & Kimberly Kessler Ferzan, eds., Criminal Law Conversations (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

K5076 .C48 2009 (LC)
Don Cipriani, Children’s Rights and the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility: A Global Perspective (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009).

KD3405.C48 H34 2009 (LC)
Lynn Hagger, The Child as Vulnerable Patient: Protection and Empowerment (Farnham: Ashgate Pub., 2009).

KE330 .L38 2009 (LC)
Constance Backhouse & W. Wesley Pue, eds., The Promise and Perils of Law: Lawyers in Canadian History (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2009).

KE1610 .P75 2009 (LC)
Brenda Pritchard & Susan Vogt, Advertising and Marketing Law in Canada, 3d ed. (Markham: LexisNexis, 2009).

KE3153.A6 K47 2009 (LC)
Jeffrey M. Andrew, Labour Relations Board Remedies in Canada, 2d ed. (Aurora: Canada Law Book, 2009- ).

KE8248.L35 S33 2009 (LC)
Adam Dodek & Daniel Jutras, eds., The Sacred Fire: The Legacy of Antonio Lamer (Chief Justice of Canada) / Le Feu Sacré: l’Héritage d’Antonio Lamer (Juge en Chef du Canada) (Markham: LexisNexis Canada, 2009).

KEA245 .A78 2009 (LC)
Alberta Law Reform Institute, The Creation of Wills (Edmonton: Alberta Law Reform Institute, [2009]).
Online access:

KEB529.4 .M34 2009 (LC)
Christopher McKee, Treaty Talks in British Columbia: Negotiating a Mutually Beneficial Future, 3d ed. (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009).

KJE6415 .S28 2009 (LC)
Wolf Sauter & Harm Schepel, State and Market in European Union Law: The Public and Private Spheres of the Internal Market Before the EU Courts (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

KPC13 2008 (LC)
Chang Myŏng-bong pʻyŏn, 2008 chʻoesin Pukhan pŏmnyŏngjip
2008 최신 북한법령집 / 장명봉 편.
(Sŏul Tʻŭkpyŏlsi: Pukhanpŏp Yŏnʼguhoe, 2008).
(서울특별시 : 북한법연구회, 2008).

KUD59.8 .Q833 2008 (LC)
Queensland Law Reform Commission, Shaping Queensland’s Guardianship Legislation: A Companion Paper (Brisbane: Law Reform Commission, 2008).
Online access:

*UPDATE* Access seems to have been restored to our Nature titles.

For the time being, many Nature journals are not giving us full text access. The authorities have been notified. Stay tuned.


Beginning Monday, November 30, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will remain open 24/7 until 1:00am on Tuesday, December 22. Important details here.

People looking for some sleep should check out UBC Housing’s Commuting Students Hostel for inexpensive overnight stays until December 21.

The Copenhagen Diagnosis was released yesterday in advance of the December 7th United Nations-led climate change conference in Copenhagen –

This report is an update from the 2007 assessment of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

You can read the full report here

Read the Times Colonist story here


We are currently offering a trial to all Brill Reference Works online. The resources are interdisciplinary, with a focus on history, religion, Islamic studies, Asian studies, classical studies, specialist sciences and international law.

Go to the Library’s Brill page and visit the site. Remember to fill out the Feedback form after.  *TRIAL ENDS DECEMBER 4TH*

K50 .K34 2008 (LC)
chipʻil taepʻyo Yi Pyŏng-tʻae … [et al.], Kaejŏngpʻan pŏmnyulhak sajŏn
개정판 法律學辭典 / 執筆代表 李炳泰 … [et al.].
(Sŏul: Pŏmmun Buksŭ, 2008).
(서울 : 법문북스, 2008).

K920 .B35 2009 (LC)
Tariq A. Baloch, Unjust Enrichment and Contract (Oxford: Hart, 2009).

K1519.B54 A54 2009 (LC)
Bita Amani, State Agency and the Patenting of Life in International Law: Merchants and Missionaries in a Global Society (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009).

K2390 .P37 2009 (LC)
Mark V.B. Partridge, Alternative Dispute Resolution: An Essential Competency for Lawyers (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

K2400 .S873 2009 (LC)
S.I. Strong, Research and Practice in International Commercial Arbitration: Sources and Strategies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

K3239.53 .K46 2009 (LC)
Mark S. Kende, Constitutional Rights in Two Worlds: South Africa and the United States (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

K3240 .K35 2009 (LC)
Walter Kälin & Jörg Künzli, The Law of International Human Rights Protection (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

K3253 .C65 2009 (LC)
Charles W. Collier, Meaning in Law: A Theory of Speech (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

K3256 .F737 2009 (LC)
András Sajó, ed., Free to Protest: Constituent Power and Street Demonstration (Utrecht: Eleven International Pub., 2009).

K3601 .F67 2009 (LC)
Charles Foster, Choosing Life, Choosing Death: The Tyranny of Autonomy in Medical Ethics and Law (Oxford: Hart, 2009).

K3791 .I56 2009 (LC)
Toshiyuki Kono, ed., Intangible Cultural Heritage and Intellectual Property: Communities, Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development (Antwerp: Intersentia, 2009).

K3925.B56 N35 2009 (LC)
B. David Naidu, Biotechnology & Nanotechnology Regulation Under Environmental, Health, and Safety Laws (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

K5301 .M4825 2009 (LC)
Guénaël Mettraux, The Law of Command Responsibility (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

KD772 .R47 2009 (LC)
Rebecca Probert, Stephen Gilmore & Jonathan Herring, eds., Responsible Parents and Parental Responsibility (Oxford: Hart, 2009).

KD1303.C65 S76 2009 (LC)
Simon Stokes, Digital Copyright: Law and Practice, 3d ed. (Oxford: Hart Pub., 2009).

KD1554 .E96 2009 (LC)
Jason W. Neyers, Richard Bronaugh & Stephen G.A. Pitel, eds., Exploring Contract Law (Oxford: Hart Pub., 2009).

KD2089 .C66 2009 (LC)
Simon Mortimore, ed., Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities, and Remedies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

KE3696 .C36 2009 (LC)
Jeffrey S. Graham et al., eds., Canadian Food and Drug Legislation & Commentary,2010 ed. (Markham: LexisNexis Canada, 2009).

KE2779 .C64 2009 (LC)
Marcel Boyer, Michael Trebilcock & David Vaver, eds., Competition Policy and Intellectual Property (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2009).

KEB194 .F344 2009 (LC)
Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Family Law Conference, 2009: Materials Prepared for the Continuing Legal Education Conference, Family Law Conference 2009, Held in Vancouver, BC, on July 9 and 10, 2009 (Vancouver: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2009).

KEB271 .M34 2009 (LC)
Bruce MacDougall, Personal Property Security Law in British Columbia
(Markham: LexisNexis, 2009).

KJC8855 .E93 2009 (LC)
Anne Weyembergh & Veronica Santamaria, eds., The Evaluation of European Criminal Law: The Example of the Framework Decision on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (Brussels: Editions del l’Université de Bruxelles, 2009).

KNC764 .R44 2009 (LC)
John Gillespie & Randall Peerenboom, eds., Regulation in Asia: Pushing Back on Globalization (Milton Park: Routledge, 2009).

KPA1194 .I42 2003 (LC)
Im Ho chŏ, Tʻŭkhŏpŏp
특허법 / 임호 저.
(Sŏul Tʻŭkpyŏlsi: Pŏmmunsa, 2003).
(서울특별시 : 法文社, 2003).

KPA3800 .N63 2008 (LC)
No Myŏng-sŏn chiŭm, Kaejŏngpʻan hyŏngsa sosongpŏp sarye yŏngu
개정판 형사소송법 사례연구 / 노명선 지음.
(Sŏul Tʻŭkpyŏlsi: Sŏnggyunʼgwan Taehakkyo Chʻulpʻanbu, 2008).

KUD366 .R48 2009 (LC)
Queensland Law Reform Commission, A Review of Jury Directions: Discussion Paper (Brisbane: Queensland Law Reform Commission, [2009]).
Online access:

KZ5624 .B66 2009
William H. Boothby, Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

KZ6311 .P34 2008
Paek Ki-bong, Kukche hyŏngsa chŭnggŏpŏp
國際 刑事 證據法 / 白 奇峯.
(Sŏul T’ŭkpyŏlsi: Pagyŏngsa, 2008).
(서울 特別市 : 博英社, 2008).

NX504 .H37 2009
Dena L. Hawes, Why Art Matters: Artists and Peacebuilding (Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2009).

TA157 .A68 2009
Gordon C. Andrews, Canadian Professional Engineering and Geoscience: Practice and Ethics, 4th ed. (Toronto: Nelson Education, 2009).

We have been spending more of our book budgets on e-books lately. Rising campus enrolments make space in short supply, and prompt libraries such as David Lam to send their older, less-used collections to the Automated Storage Retrieval Unit in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, in order to free up space for learning activities. In the ASRS, the books and journals are safe and available for quick retrieval at click of a mouse.

UBC users – many of whom commute long distances or rarely come to campus – need research materials online and available remotely when needed. The e-book seems a good solution. A recent online poll of students in the David Lam Library revealed a 2:1 bias in favour of e-books. E-books can be searched by keyword, browsed, highlighted, and read on netbooks and other devices.

Over the past few years the UBC Library has been investing heavily in e-books, which now number about 320,000 titles in our catalogue. These include all e-books published by Springer, over 2000 e-books from Cambridge University Press, 4500 titles from eBrary, and 120,000 titles from Taylor & Francis.

A Sauder faculty member in the Operations & Logistics Division was pleased to hear about Simulation-based case studies in logistics education and applied research, a new book of Oplog case studies in manufacturing, supply chains, pharmaceutical distribution, fresh food supply chains, and several other industries. With an e-book such as this, cases could be assigned with no course pack requirement and no textbook purchase needed.

E-textbooks are the next frontier but there are hurdles to be surmounted before this is a truly viable route.

To browse some of our e-book collections, please see:
Cambridge UP E-Books
Oxford UP E-Books
SpringerLink or search in our Catalogue for specific titles and subjects.

Learning with Cases

A practical guide to learning using the case method, aimed at those who are new to this method. Written by faculty members at the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Also available at the Robson Square Library.

Teaching for Critical Thinking

A practical guide for  educators, on how to introduce critical thinking in a higher education curriculum and in various disciplines. Topics include critical thinking instructional activities, critical thinking criteria and learning outcomes and instructional strategies to facilitate critical thinking. Part of the Green Guide series from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Creative Problem Solving

A practical guide for  educators, on inserting creative problem solving strategies into the curriculum. Part of the Green Guide series from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Leading Effective Discussions

A practical guide for educators on leading discussions in the classroom. Topics include; developing class atmosphere; managing group dynamics; managing conflict;  and evaluating discussions. Part of the Green Guide series from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

For more books in the Green Guide series available at the Library, click here.

New Video Collection in Business Source Complete

A video collection is now available through the Business Source Complete database. The first videos in this growing collection are the Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series.

From EBSCO (the database provider:

“The series features engaging video lectures from renowned professors and experts at the Harvard Business School. All lectures are captured from executive education programs, and offer groundbreaking ideas, insightful research, and practical advice on management issues…The videos contain a table of content allowing the selection of a specific topic. Most lectures provide a transcript in PDF format.”

To access the videos, connect to Business Source Complete and click on the More link on the menu bar at the top. Select Business Videos/Images from the drop down box.  Search for videos by keyword (e.g. Harvard).

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