As part of the implementation of our new Summon discover service (the “Start Here” box on the Library homepage), we are moving to a new OpenURL resolver: 360 Link from Serials Solutions.

What’s this OpenURL business all about? Remember the familiar button? That lead to our old OpenURL resolver SFX and then on to ejournal articles or ebooks.

Our eerily familiar new button leads to our new OpenURL resolver 360 Link. So, the new button works the same, but leads to a better place. Here is an example!

Your citation (in this case for an ejournal article) is at the top. You have a choice of sources for the article. Some links lead to the Article itself, others to just the Journal level. If there is no online access available, you can search the UBC Catalogue. Still nothing? Try InterLibrary Loans. Simple.

While we implement this new software, there will be overlap. So, you will see both the old SFX and the new 360 Link for the next couple weeks.

Questions? Problems? We’re just a Help Form away.

Dimas Yusuf, a second-year UBC medical student, is this year’s recipient of UBC Library’s Innovative Dissemination of Research Award. Yusuf’s submission, entitled Transcription Factor Encylopedia (TFe), is a wiki-based software system that houses more than 800 articles about TF genes. This special class of genes is critical to learning how to use embryonic stem cells [...]
On March 7, 2011, The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) issued “Sustaining Scholarly Publishing: New Business Models for University Presses – A Report of the AAUP Task Force on Economic Models for Scholarly Publishing” The full report is openly accessible online at: http://aaupnet.org/resources/reports/business_models/ Among the report’s recommendations are: • Active, structured, open sharing of [...]

Celebrate Research Week “draw[s] attention to outstanding research from all fields at UBC” and “generate[s] true understanding and appreciation of the benefits – social, economic, educational – that the generation of new knowledge and understanding can bring to the region, the province and the country”.

Celebrate Research Week Events:

Wednesday, March 9th

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
When it comes to Biomechanics… is injury prevention the best medicine?
Kaiser 2020/2030
2185 East Mall
UBC Point Grey Campus

2:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Forestry Graduate Research Poster Showcase
Forest Sciences Centre Atrium
2424 Main Mall
UBC Point Grey Campus

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
CIHR Café Scientifique -When efficiency trumps quality: discussions about what happens when health care is treated as a commodity
Roundhouse Café
181 Roundhouse Mews (corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, BC

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Clean Energy for the Future
Vancouver Public Library
Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye rooms
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC

Did You Know?

In cIRcle, there is a Granting Agency Mandates Community with the following two sub-communities: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Research Outputs at UBC and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Research Outputs at UBC.  So far, some of the Top Country Views of this UBC research output have been from:

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Cote d’Ivoire, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Korea,
Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Romania, Russian Federation, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United States of America

Above excerpt in italics is courtesy of the Celebrate Research Week website.

Above image is courtesy of the Office of the Vice President, Research & International website.

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