A new research guide for management Information Systems has been added to the David Lam Library website. The guide lists books, library databases, journals, associations and other resources for researching MIS related topics.

Click here to access the guide, which can also be found from the David Lam Library homepage (http://www.library.ubc.ca/lam) under Research Guides.

If you have questions or feedback about the guide, please contact the David Lam Library

*UPDATE* UBC-O IPs seem to have been fixed. The Welcome Mat is laid out again, northern friends!

Folks at UBC-Okanagan are experiencing problems accessing titles on the Wiley Online Library platform. Wiley seems to have dropped some important IP addresses. We are working to restore access. In the meanwhile, UBC-O folks will probably will have to access Wiley journals via MyVPN even if on campus.

Math grad students will see me for an 1/2 hr seminar on Thu, 28 October, 12:30pm in LSK 460. This is what I plan to cover: Mathematics Library – what can we do to save you time: This short seminar, presented by UBC Science librarian – Eugene Barsky – will focus on time saving library […]

From Docuticker:

“The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 36.7 million of the nation’s population (12 percent) were foreign-born, and another 33 million (11 percent) were native-born with at least one foreign-born parent in 2009, making one in five people either first or second generation U.S. residents. The second generation were more likely than the foreign born to be better educated and have higher earnings and less likely to be in poverty. In 2009, 59 percent of the native-born 25 and older with at least one foreign-born parent had some college education and 33 percent had a bachelor’s degree. That compares with 45 percent of the foreign-born who had some college and 29 percent who had a bachelor’s degree. “– Docuticker

You can read the news release from the  US Census Bureau here. Detailed tables can be found here.

The New York Times (10/23, Rudolph) “Green” blog reported that this week “select members of the United States Green Building Council will begin casting ballots on whether to overhaul how the organization awards sustainability credits for wood products.” Currently, “only wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council qualifies for so-called LEED credits.” If the new […]

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K87 .W54 2010 (LC) Law Reserve David P. Whelan, Finding & Managing Legal Information on the Internet (Aurora: Canada Law Book, 2010). KE1973 .S6 2010 (LC) Daniel F. So, Canadian Franchise Law: A Practical Guide (Markham: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2010).

This month, the UBC Library will begin hosting meetings of the newly-rekindled UBC GIS Users Group.  This group will be a gathering of students, researchers, faculty and staff on campus who work in some way with, or are interested in, geographical information systems (or science) (GIS).  The meetings will be held monthly on the last Wednesday of the month in Koerner Library Room 216 at 4:00pm.  There will be a speaker, followed by a trip to Koerner’s Pub for refreshments.

First Meeting:

Wednesday, October 27, 4:00pm
Koerner 216
Presentation: overview of GIS services and facilities provided by UBC Library (including the new GIS/Research Data Lab), followed by tours of the lab

Future Meetings:

At future meetings we are hoping to have students, researchers, faculty and staff from around campus talk about how they are using GIS in their work.  There are a lot of exciting, state-of-the-art projects happening around campus, and this will be a great way for people to share their work and network with other GIS users.

A new archival collection is now available at Rare Books and Special Collections: the Stefan Arnason fonds contains the diaries of an Icelandic immigrant who, like a Canadian version of Grapes of Wrath, packed up his family of thirteen in 1937 in a 1.5 ton Dodge truck and moved them from Pine Valley, Manitoba to Vancouver.  The diary excerpt shown here describes their arrival in the Vancouver area- unable to find accommodations able to house such a large family, their first “home” in Vancouver was camping out in Central Park in Burnaby, which he initially described as a “forest near the Vancouver city limits.”  The diaries continue from there to chronicle the family’s every-day life in Vancouver, including employment issues, family occasions, and even the weather.  Stefan Arnason was an active diarist until his death in 1956.

The diaries and their transcriptions, as well as other notebooks and documents, have been made available for use here at RBSC through their generous donation by the descendants of Stefan Arnason.  Most of the material is in English; some earlier diary entries are in Icelandic, but translations are available in the transcriptions.

Diary excerpt, Stefan Arnason

Diary excerpt by Stefan Arnason

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