UBC Library warmly welcomes Dr. Samuel Chu and his upcoming presentation, Social Networking Tools for Libraries: An exploratory study investigating the use of social networking tools in academic libraries.

Dr. Chu is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. He will present his exploratory study, which examines reasons for using or not using social networking tools, the length of usage, and the perceived benefits and costs of using these tools. The study also offers insights for academic librarians to make informed decisions in applying social networking tools.

This free presentation takes place on Tuesday, April 10, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lillooet Room (301), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Please register by Friday, April 6 at events.library.ubc.ca.

Excerpt in italics above is courtesy of the UBC Library blog

Did you know?

Dr. Chu is a UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) graduate as well as a former UBC Library employee. Take a moment to browse the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies’ collections in cIRcle at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/588 by clicking on ‘Titles’ under ‘This Community’.

**UPDATE** The time is nigh! We’ve had some disappear already. The Catalogue should be updated early April.

On the heels of University of Toronto Press pulling ebooks from the Canadian Publishers Collection on ebrary, three other university presses are pulling their ebooks:

  1. McGill-Queen’s University Press
  2. Wilfred Laurie University Press
  3. University of British Columbia Press

The above publishers’ titles will be pulled in mid-March. The Catalogue and Summon will be updated then, but there may be some lag time with access lost before records are pulled.

The Canadian Publishers Collection is a “subscribed” collection, meaning we have not purchased the titles –only arranged for access. Any ebooks that we have purchased on ebrary will remain on ebrary.

But how can you tell a “Purchased” title from a “Subscribed” title on the ebrary site:

  1. on the ebrary site, go to the Advanced search screen
  2. set the first search box to  Search in Title   and add a known ebrary ebook title
  3. add a second search box to  Search in Collection   and pick  “purchased titles” from the drop-down
  4. click the “Search ebrary” button

If you get the result “Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any results. Please try a new search above”, we have not purchased the title. If in step #3 above you change “purchased titles” to “subscribed titles” and search again, you should now get a result showing.

A cumbersome process, we know, but we hope it will become more streamlined and easier to identify purchased/subscribed titles down the road. Contact us if you have any questions.

UBC Library warmly welcomes Dr. Samuel Chu and his upcoming presentation, Social Networking Tools for Libraries: An exploratory study investigating the use of social networking tools in academic libraries.

Dr. Chu is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. He will present his exploratory study, which examines reasons for using or not using social networking tools, the length of usage, and the perceived benefits and costs of using these tools. The study also offers insights for academic librarians to make informed decisions in applying social networking tools.

This free presentation takes place on Tuesday, April 10, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lillooet Room (301), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Please register by Friday, April 6 at events.library.ubc.ca.

About Dr. Chu

Dr. Chu, a graduate of UBC’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies and a former UBC Library employee, is the Deputy Director for the Centre for Information Technology in Education at the University of Hong Kong, where he is also the Program Director for the MSc (Library and Information Management). He has published more than 100 articles and books in the areas of IT in education, information and library science, and academic librarianship. 

For more information on Dr. Chu, please visit his University of Hong Kong profile page.

What is it about The Hunger Games that has made it the hottest teen fiction series since Harry Potter and Twilight? We went to the source and found three avid and articulate fans — ages 17 to 74 — to tell us. They love Suzanne Collins’ best-selling dystopian trilogy about a future dictatorship in which teens, primped by stylists and costume designers, are forced to fight to the death on TV. And they’re just as excited about the highly anticipated movie version of the first book, starring Jennifer Lawrence as heroine Katniss Everdeen. It opens Friday.

Read more in THE VANCOUVER SUN here.

BY BOB MINZESHEIMER, MCT MARCH 19, 2012

© THE VANCOUVER SUN

About this book here.

UBC Catalogue Information here.

Movie trailer here.

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