*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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