This double-sided Japanese woodcut displays a world map on the front and illustrated examples of the peoples of the world on the verso.  It exemplifies the Bankoku-sozu (“complete maps of the peoples of the world”) style of cartography influenced by European techniques and geographic knowledge in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.  

It can be found in the Japanese Maps of the Tokugawa Era digital collection, which has recently been upgraded to higher resolution images for improved viewing and zooming.

 

 

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UBC Information Technology offers free VPN (Virtual Private Network) services to UBC students, faculty, and staff at both the Vancouver and Okanagan campus.  A Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection uses encryption to protect data and prevent others from listening-in on the data that is transferred between your computer and the campus network as well as accessing licensed Library resources including Journals A-Z , Indexes & Databases and other resources from off-campus computers.

For information on how to set up myVPN, click here.

 

Image credit: Janet Janovic

Springtime and gardens have inspired different designs of colour, illustration, bookbinding and paper-making. A Pocketful of Rhymes explores the possibilities in an exhibition from the Westcoast Calligraphy Society that has travelled to sites throughout the Lower Mainland.

The exhibition is currently on display until July 29 in the main foyer (level two) of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre; Professor Judi Saltman from UBC’s School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies will provide an accompanying public lecture on July 26.

For more information about the exhibition, please contact UBC Library’s Susan Andrews (susan.andrews@ubc.ca) or Allan Cho (allan.cho@ubc.ca).

Pocketful of Rhymes

Image credit: Janet Janovic

Springtime and gardens have inspired different designs of colour, illustration, bookbinding and paper-making. A Pocketful of Rhymes explores the possibilities in an exhibition from the Westcoast Calligraphy Society that has travelled to sites throughout the Lower Mainland.

The exhibition is currently on display until July 29 in the main foyer (level two) of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre; Professor Judi Saltman from UBC’s School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies will provide an accompanying public lecture on July 26.

For more information about the exhibition, please contact UBC Library’s Susan Andrews (susan.andrews@ubc.ca) or Allan Cho (allan.cho@ubc.ca).

UBC engineering students unseated the defending champion US Naval Academy and defeated seven other teams from across the world winning the sixth Annual International Robotic Sailing Competition. The competition challenges students to design, build and race robotic sailboats. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/LkZd6O.

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