This week we’ve added a small group of material to the archives of Weston Garnett, a screenwriter, novelist and poet, born in Toronto in 1890 who eventually settled in East Sooke, Vancouver Island.  A little research on Weston proves interesting: he was the screenwriter for the 1932 film “White Zombie” which among Zombie aficionados is considered to be the first-ever Zombie movie.  Unfortunately, the manuscript for “White Zombie” is not part of his archives here at UBC.  We do however have manuscripts of several novels, poetry, and one screenplay co-written with Zelda Sears.

Garnett Weston at Graymar, East Sooke

Prof. Janusz Laskowski has just been selected as the recipient of the SME 2010 Antoine M. Gaudin Award. The Gaudin Award is the highest award in the field of Mineral and Metallurgical Processing. The award ceremony will be held in Denver, Colorado, during the SME Annual Meeting (March 2, 2011).

The Liberals are trying to resuscitate the governent’s decision on the long form census  by introducing a private member’s bill to bring back the mandatory long form census.

  • You can read the complete Globe and Mail story here.
  • Interested to see what questions are asked on the long census form? You can take a look at the questions here :

  • Also take a look at types of data that are based on the long form census – available to UBC  staff, students and faculty.

Census of Canada – Topic Based Tabulations

Eugene Barsky and Kevin Lindstrom. “Portable Science: Podcasting as an Outreach Tool for a Large Academic Science and Engineering Library”. Second International m-libraries Conference. Vancouver, May 2010.  [cIRcle:]

Beck, Charlotte. Moderated the panel: “The Innovative Librarian”. Canadian Health Libraries Association Conference, Kingston, Ontario, June 2010.

Naslund, Jo-Anne.  “Examining Academic Library e-learning Support for Online Learners”. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference, Chania, Greece,  May 25-28, 2010 

Naslund, Jo-Anne and Tufts, Emily. “Crossing borders from research to practice with games-based library instruction”.  LOEX of the West 2010 Conference, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta June 10-12, 2010.

Naslund, Jo-Anne and Tufts, Emily.  “Get SMART with Games-Based Library Instruction”.  British Columbia Library Association Conference, Penticton, BC, April 22-24, 2010.

Rosseel, Trish and Goerzen, Jennifer. “Digital Tattoo: Highly Visible and Hard to Remove.            Presented_at:                                                                                                                                                                            BC Library Conference, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, 22-24 April 2010.                                          2010 PNLA/WLA Conference, Victoria, BC, Friday, August 13, 2010.

Singh, Sandra.  “Librarians as Information Providers and Facilitators: The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre as a Model for the Expansion of the Role of Academic Libraries in University-Community Engagement.” “One Road In, Many Roads Out; Education as a Catalyst for Regeneration” Conference, University of Limerick, 2-4 June 2010.

Upcoming presentations:

Friesen, Margaret, Diers, Bailey and Zaher-Mazawi, Suher. “Towards Democratizing Library Data: Data Management and Sharing in the Institutional Repository”. Paper accepted for presentation at the ARL Library Assessment Conference, Baltimore, October 2010.


*UPDATE* eJournal records in the Library Catalogue displaying normally again.


ejournal records in the Library Catalogue are appearing as per this:

… and worse, issn searches are probably returning no ejournal results. The problem is new ejournal records were loaded in the Catalogue, but indexing hasn’t happened yet… and won’t till this week end.

So, if looking for an ejournal , please use the ejournal A-Z list. If you must search in the Catalogue, search by title for now and don’t panic when results look odd like the above, centre image. Hopefully, all will be back to normal Monday.

Contact us via our Help Form if you have any questions.

At the ICM 2010 Opening Ceremony, the International Mathematical Union has inaugurated the server which provides access, free of charge, to the articles in all ICM proceedings volumes since the beginning of this series of congresses. IMU is grateful to all publishing houses that have granted the right to digitize these books. IMU particularly […]

This week, our excellent students librarians – Kevin Read, Heidi Schiller and Andre Iwanchuk, myself and Kevin Lindstrom are working extra hard to cover most of our APSC 201 classes for this week – nine in total…we will see around 300 engineering students out there this week…we are looking forward for that…

Get out of that database rut and try a new TRAIL.

Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL) is a collaborative project to digitize, archive, and provide persistent and unrestricted access to U.S. federal technical reports issued prior to 1975.

Hosted at the University of Hawaii of Manoa, TRAIL provides access to reports from:

  • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Civil Effects Test Operations
  • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Division of Biology and Medicine
  • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Division of Technical Information
  • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Health and Safety Laboratory
  • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Office of Technical Information
  • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Technical Information Service Extension
  • U.S. Bureau of Mines
  • U.S. Department of Commerce. National Bureau of Standards

Save valuable research time! Online research resources offer an array of tools to help you stay current in your field. In this workshop you’ll learn how to set up email alerts and RSS feeds to:

  • be notified when new articles and dissertations are published on your topic
  • receive Table of Contents for the latest issue of your favorite journal
  • find out when new books in your discipline have arrived in the library
  • be notified of funding and upcoming conference opportunities
  • follow news stories and blogs

No matter what your discipline, you’ll leave the session having set up a number of alerts to stay up-to-date with your research interests!

Date: Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at 1:00 – 3:00PM
Location: Koerner Library, room 217 (2nd floor)

Wondering why some journals are in the Web of Science database and others are not? Read the full article here The Thomson Reuters Journal Selection Process Why be selective Thomson Reuters is committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the world’s most important and influential journals to meet its subscribers’ current awareness and retrospective information retrieval […]

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