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Highlights include:

Users are encouraged to visit the University’s copyright site to understand the issues and plan accordingly. Content will be updated regularly, and is maintained by the Office of the Provost and VP Academic, UBC Library, UBC Bookstore, the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (Vancouver), the Centre for Teaching and Learning (Okanagan) and the Office of the University Counsel.

For more assistance, please refer to an extensive list of contacts at UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.


Social Media Week is one of the world’s most unique global platforms, offering a series of interconnected activities and conversations on emerging trends in social and mobile media.  How do you attend?  Attendee Registration for the September 2012 conference will begin on August 28, 2012.  Over 90% of events hosted during SMW are free.  Where an event session has a fee associated with it, it will be clearly stated.  Here is a schedule of events happening around the city of Vancouver in 2012.  Social Media Week 2012 in Vancouver is organized and hosted by Socialized, who helps organizations to effectively socialize by equipping them to profit and prosper using social media.

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, in support of Social Media Week, is actively involved in promoting its programs and services using social media.  Here is a following of some of the social media that we are currently using right now.  Check it out!

      • Twitter is a platform for communication and information dissemination as well as social networking in real-time thus bearing similarity to status updates in Facebook.   @ikblc_ubc  @sba_bc  @UBCLearn

      • Facebook social networking service launched in February 2004, and as of June 2012, Facebook has over 955 million active users!   Come check out the IKBLC Facebook page and “like” us!

      • QR Codes are placed throughout IKBLC – “Virtual Guestbook” which will award a prize to those who sign into the online guest book and leave their thoughts and comments about the current exhibition at IKBLC.


      • YouTube - UBC and IKBLC-based lectures, seminars, conferences and performances, the Learning Centre selects programs to be recorded which communicates and promotes UBC-based lectures and events as part of the IKBLC and UBC Library’s outreach activitie


      • Photo-Sharing - Google’s Picasa is an image organizer and viewer for organizing and editing digital photos. It is also an integrated photo-sharing website and used to embed images on the carousel slide viewer for the IKBLC homepage.


      • WordPress blog has been used as a social media channel to promote timely news & events, encourage dialogue with users, and also to share UBC Library/IKBLC resources (such as the latest webcasts).


      • Foursquare is a combination of Twitter, gaming, and Yelp.  When a user “check-ins” to a location, options include pushing the checkin to Twitter, Facebook, or keeping it just for foursquare users.


      • Augmented Reality - After selecting a “layer” to launch on the application, one can see the digital information displayed on top of the camera view simply by holding the phone over a specific area.  By turning around, a user can point his or her phone toward the various “Points of Interest” (POI).


      • Event Brite Eventbrite provides an effective suite of smart technological fixes for the issue of event management. Facilitates dissemination of information via a custom event webpage with unique URL

      • LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere.  Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next.

Check out UBC Library’s Graduate Student Research Guide for everything you’ve ever wanted to know about UBC Library! 

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Physics Letters B, … has announced that the observations of the long-sought Higgs particle, hailed as one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time, have been published. The papers ‘Observation of a new boson at a mass of 125 GeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC and ‘Observation of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC‘ are freely available online on ScienceDirect. –

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