JSTOR, a key resource in humanities and social sciences, offers short training videos on a number of topics, including advanced search techniques and how to set up alerts for new articles in your area(s) of interest. Most videos are fewer than 5 minutes long. Frequent JSTOR users should definitely have a look.

The West Kootenay Women’s Association’s Digital History Project is excited to announce the launch of the audio and video components of its digital archive, in time for International Women’s Day celebrations.This project is funded in part through the BC150 Heritage Legacy Fund, the Kootenay Columbia Cultural Alliance and the BC History Digitization Program, an initiative from the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC.

www.KootenayFeminism.com is an award-winning, publicly accessible  digital archive of the history of feminism in B.C.‘s West Kootenays. It documents 40 years of women’s festivals, conferences and forums. As of March 7, audio and video recordings documenting this rich and important history will also be available on the website.

UBC’s beautiful new Law Library, located at Allard Hall, is profiled in American Libraries. The piece highlights the Library’s environmental elements.


The University of B.C. says it might use Grade 11 transcripts this year in assessing B.C. applicants who do not have a Grade 12 report card due to teacher job action.

But it’s reassuring students who didn’t do as well last year as this year that Grade 11 marks will not replace Grade 12 marks.

“No student will be disadvantaged by the use of Grade 11 grades,” Andrew Arida, director of undergraduate admissions, said in an interview. “If the substitution of Grade 11 grades works and gets you in, great. If it doesn’t we will not make a final decision on you until we see your full Grade 12 grades in May so there is no detrimental effect of this change in policy – if it’s approved.”

The UBC Senate is expected to decide Wednesday whether the university should accept students based on Grade 11 marks. A similar decision will be made for the UBC Okanagan campus.

As a result of job action, B.C. teachers have not written report cards this year. Their union, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF), says students who need marks for post-secondary or scholarship applications need only ask for them.

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