Open Access Week @ UBC 2011 will be happening at UBC on October 24-30, 2011!

Open UBC is held in conjunction with International Open Access Week, which encourages the academic community to come together to share and learn about open scholarship initiatives locally and worldwide.

Open UBC showcases a week of diverse events highlighting areas of open scholarship that UBC’s researchers, faculty, students and staff participate in. These events include discussion forums, lectures, seminars, workshops, and symposia on topical and timely issues from every discipline. We invite everyone to participate either by organizing events, highlighting events already coinciding with the Week, or attending the events to be scheduled.

All of these events are FREE and open to the public, students, faculty, staff and schools.

With an open “Call for Participation”, this is your opportunity to get involved and share your scholarly research and/or tools with fellow UBC researchers, faculty, students, staff and the public.

Did You Know?

Previous Open Access Week @ UBC event presentations are archived in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository. A variety of topics included open research data, scholarly rights and responsibilities, open source software, and open access journal publishing. Browse these topics and more within the Library Events collection in cIRcle.

Above image and excerpt in italics are courtesy of the Scholarly Communications @UBC website

**Wiley Online Library is back online**

Looks like the Wiley Online Library site has crashed. Hopefully, not for long. No ejournal access to Wiley titles at the moment.

Two video databases on trial from Alexander Street Press… just in time for DOXA!

Filmakers Library Online is a collection of award-winning documentaries from a broad range of research interests – race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.

Education in Video is the first online collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers. The collection offers teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms.

The Vancouver DOXA Documentary Film Festival ends May 15th, but these trial databases go till the end of May.

HA745 .C253 2011 Canada, Parliament, House of Commons, Standing Committee on the Status of Women, Changing the Long-form Census – Its Impact on Women’s Equality in Canada: Report of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women ([Ottawa]: Standing Committee on the Status of Women, 2011). Online access: http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=4965198&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=40&Ses=3 HF1480.15.E85 C36 2011 Canada, Parliament, House [...]

[The] Native American Archives collection provides more than 1.8 million pages of original historical documents pertaining to Native American history and life from the 18th through the 20th century. The collection is made possible in collaboration with the National Archives and Allen County Library.” –EBSCOHost

Documents include treaties, census, photos and more.

UBC users have trial access to Entrepreneurial Studies Source, an EBSCO database, until May 31.

This database offers full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, numerous case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Seminar Series and Vator.TV, one of the world’s largest social network sites for high-tech entrepreneurs.

Subjects covered in the database include:

  • Business Planning
  • Communications
  • Innovations
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Product Development
  • Raising Capital
  • Risk Taking

Click here to access the database and access the feedback form.

UBC Library users have trial access during May to two streaming video collections from the Alexander Street Press, an electronic publisher of award-winning online collections in the humanities and social sciences.

Filmakers Online Library (http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1735/) is an award-winning, cross-disciplinary collection of over 913 global documentaries, covering  race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.

Education in Video (http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1734/)  is developed specifically for training and developing teachers. The collection offers teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms.

The collections are available for trial from May 6 – May 31, 2011.

Always wanted to “go down in the history books” but not sure how? It’s easy- answer the 2011 Canadian census, and answer YES to question 10.  The census is a rich source of information for future researchers to understand ordinary Canadians. But they will only be able to see your data if you answer YES to question 10, which allows your data to be made available in 92 years, in the year 2103.

Graphic courtesy of the Association of Canadian Archivists.

The Association of Canadian Archivists is advocating for all Canadians to be aware of the implications behind question 10. Unfortunately, in the 2006 census only 56% of respondents agreed to allow their responses to be released in the year 2098.  What can you do to stop this from happening again?

  • Fill in the census form (information available on the Stats Can website if you have not received a form at your home: http://census2011.gc.ca/) and answer YES to question 10.
  • Encourage your family and friends to do the same.
  • Sign up for the Association of Canadian Archivists Facebook event to show your support.
  • Print this poster from the ACA and hang it in your workplace.

To discover the rich information held in census data, go the the Library and Archives Canada Census page. The most recent census data available is from 1911.

May 04

Student research on display

We are very excited to be displaying posters created by students in the Coordinated Arts Program, just outside the Chung Collection exhibition room. These students were part of the Law and Society stream of CAP and came to the Chung Collection in January for a tour and an introduction to archival research.

read more

Here is a podcast of a lecture by Carlo Rubbia who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984 with Simon van der Meer, recorded a couple of years ago by Kevin Lindstrom and myself here in UBC: Future of accelerator driven neutrino oscillations? More info about this lecture and the slides presented by Prof. […]

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

UBC Library

Info:

604.822.6375

Renewals: 

604.822.3115
604.822.2883
250.807.9107

Emergency Procedures | Accessibility | Contact UBC | © Copyright The University of British Columbia

Spam prevention powered by Akismet