You can now listen to Naxos Music Library on the go! Download the NML app for iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch (search for “NML” or “naxos” in the App Store). See this video for instructions on how to use the app.

iPhone App Tutorial – Naxos Music Library

If you need help with setting up the app, creating playlists, or have any other questions, please contact Victoria Chu, Student Librarian, at victoria.chu [at] ubc.ca.

UBC students, faculty and staff have trial access to Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ database from January 11 until February 11, 2011.

Capital IQ provides detailed coverage of public and private companies,  private investment firms, and executives. It also provides data on capital transactions.  Capital IQ’s software functionality includes sophisticated retrieval and personalization tools which enable users to screen the database and to create reports.

To obtain a trial account, please visit the Information Page   and click on request an individual account.  In the request email, please provide your affiliation (UBC student, faculty or staff member) and your UBC email address (e.g. your.name@ubc.ca; your.name@sauder.ubc.ca).  Once you have your account, please return to the information page to access the Capital IQ database.

Thank you to UBC Library’s Kat McGrath and Capital IQ’s Scott Hossfeld for setting up this trial.

Happy new year, and welcome back to Rare Books and Special Collections’ series of blog posts featuring places in British Columbia based on the room names in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Our featured place for this post is Lillooet, which was founded as “Mile 0″ on the Cariboo/Barkerville gold rush wagon trail.  Located 340 km northeast of Vancouver, Lillooet is included in the traditional land of the St’at’imc first nation. After the Gold Rush period, the main industries in Lillooet were centered around the railway, ranching, farming and forestry.

Our featured documents are three photographic postcards from the B.C. Historical Photograph collection at RBSC. This collection can be searched through the Archives, Bibliographies and Reading Rooms section of the library catalogue, or on the RBSC site.

Kelly's Lake, P.G.E. above Lillooet, Cariboo Trail

Kelly's Lake, P.G.E. above Lillooet, Cariboo Trail ID # BC-366

All three photographs were taken by the photographer Arthur Phair, and depict scenery around Lillooet, views from the Pacific Great Eastern Railway… and Lillooet’s first truck!

Looking east, Lillooet, B.C., winter, 1916-17

Looking east, Lillooet, B.C., winter, 1916-17, ID # BC-522

Lillooet's first truck

Lillooet's first truck, ID # BC-1802

According to Camera Workers of British Columbia, Arthur Phair was a commercial photographer active in Lillooet from around 1920-1933. Camera Workers of British Columbia is a great (and free!) resource for identifying photographers in B.C. from 1858-1950.

In the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, the Lillooet room (#301) is part of the Chapman Learning Commons. This beautiful room is a favorite for conferences and meetings.

Lillooet room

Photo courtesy of US Mission Canada and used under Creative Commons license

Interesting Lillooet fact: Lillooet’s Bridge of 23 Camels, opened in 1981 and named by contest, is named after 23 camels brought to B.C. during the gold rush period to use as pack animals. Sadly, the camels’ soft feet were not suited to the rough wagon trails, and they were reportedly stinky and difficult to manage. Most were subsequently abandoned to roam the B.C. wilds before succumbing to cold winters or hunters.

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