*Update* CSA is back up*

Apologies to people desperately trying to access the CSA Standards via the IHS platform. We are still waiting for them to resolve this access problem.

If you have further questions, please contact the folks in Science & Engineering.

Nominations are now open for the 2012 Innovative Dissemination of Research Award. 

Established by the Library in 2010, the award focuses on new and innovative ways of communicating and disseminating knowledge. It honours UBC faculty, staff and students who are expanding the boundaries of research through the creative use of new tools and technologies that enhance the research findings being disseminated.

The recipient will be announced at the Celebrate Research Week gala in March 2012. The award includes a $2,000 cash prize and a framed certificate. Nominations are accepted until November 28, 2011.

For more information, including eligibility criteria, application forms and samples of past winners, visit the Scholarly Communications website.

UBC IT has posted to their UBC IT Bulletins blog:

Sporadic routing instability with BCNET Vancouver upstream Internet Transit providers November 2, 2011 12:00

Due Sporadic routing instability with one of the BCNET Vancouver upstream Internet Transit providers, some Vancouver sites are experiences difficulties in reaching some Internet sites. The cause of this issue is being investigated.“  –UBC IT

Be prepared for turbulence as you travel the internet.

 

*UPDATE* This is related to the Internet Problem post*

Access to all Gale databases from on campus has been lost this morning. The problem seems to be somewhere between here and their servers.

Off-campus access via EZproxy & myVPN seems to be working fine. Stay tuned.

The Prince George Newspapers Digitization Project, a work in progress, is featured in the Prince George Citizen.

This project has been funded partly by the B.C. History Digitization Program, an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

The David Lam Library is offering a RefWorks for Business Researchers workshop on Wednesday November 9th from 9.00-10.30am in the Canaccord Learning Commons. The workshop is open to graduate students at faculty at the Sauder School of Business.

RefWorks is a web based citation management tool, available to all UBC students, faculty and staff through UBC Library.

RefWorks allows you to:

  • Create your own account and maintain a database of citations.
  • Import citations directly from many of the library databases and from the UBC Library catalogue.
  • Generate a bibliography in many different citation styles.
  • Share your database (or just one or more folders within it) with fellow researchers.
  • Pull in RSS feeds of new articles, from databases and journal content pages, and add them to your RefWorks account.

Click on the link below to register for this hands-on session in which you can begin to build your own RefWorks database: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/2794

The workshop will be held in CLC 222, the small computer lab in the Canaccord Learning Commons (which is located at the North End of the Henry Angus building, above Tim Hortons).  

 

UBC Library is running a trial of Vogue Archives until November 18. Connect from the information page here: http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1775/

From the vendor’s description:
“The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. More than 400,000 pages are included, constituting a treasure trove of the work from the greatest designers, photographers, stylists and illustrators of the 20th and 21st centuries. Vogue is a unique record of American and international popular culture that extends beyond fashion.”

Please submit your feedback via the feedback form linked from the information page, http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1775/ , or directly to Marjorie Mitchell 

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