For search results in Summon (the primary search box from the Library Homepage) that point to “Journal Article : Citation Online“, all results currently point to the journal “Transactions of the ASABE”. This is a coding error that Summon is working to fix.

Sorry for the inconvenience this is causing; but take note: Journal Article : Full Text Online results are not affected… and you want the full-text stuff anyways, right?

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Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by Green College’s Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor Lecture Series. As part of the “Richard V. Ericson Lecture,” Martha Fineman develops the concepts of vulnerability and resilience in order to argue for a more responsive state and a more egalitarian society. Vulnerability is and should be understood to be both universal and constant, inherent in the human condition and not marking the difference between most of us and certain stigmatized “populations.” The vulnerability approach is an alternative to traditional equal protection analysis; it represents a post-identity inquiry in that it is not focused only on discrimination against defined groups, but concerned with privilege and favor conferred on limited segments of the population by the state directly and through the institutions it brings into existence through law and subsequently regulates and maintains. As such, vulnerability analysis concentrates on the role of those institutions and structures in allocating and generating resilience with which to manage our common vulnerabilities. This approach has the potential to move us beyond the stifling confines of current discrimination-based models toward a more substantive vision of equality.


Martha Albertson Fineman is a Robert W. Woodruff Professor. An internationally recognized law and society scholar, Fineman is a leading authority on family law and feminist jurisprudence. Her scholarly interests are the legal regulation of family and intimacy and the legal implications of universal dependency and vulnerability.

Select Books and Articles Available at UBC Library

Fineman, Martha Albertson. (2011). Gender, Equality, and the Human Condition. In J. Jones, A. Grear and R. Fenton (Eds.). Gender, Sexualities, and Law. New York : Routledge. [Link]

Fineman, Martha Albertson. (2011). Responsibility, Family, and the Limits of Equality: An American Perspective. In C. Lind, H. Keating, and I. Bridgeman (Eds.), Taking Responsibility, Law and the Changing Family. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. [Link]

Fineman, Martha Albertson. (2011). Transcending the Boundaries of Law: Generations of Feminism and Legal Theory. New York, N.Y.: Routledge, 2011. [Link]

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Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by Green College’s Thematic Series: Public Health Law and Policy in Asia. This talk explores access to justice issues in different Asia pacific countries that arise in the health care context. The issues are examined from the perspectives of global health and instances of medical malpractice. Les Jacobs is Full Professor at the Law & Society/Political Science and Director of the York Centre for Public Policy and Law.


Les Jacobs is Professor of Law & Society and Political Science at York University and Executive Director of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice. His research interests are in Human Rights, Law and Justice, Public Policy, Health and Human Rights, and Access to Justice.

Select Books and Articles Available at UBC Library

Azmi, S. Foster, L., Jacobs, L.A. (2012). Balancing Competing Human Rights in a Diverse Society. Toronto: Irwin Law Books with the Ontario Human Rights Commission. [Link]

Jacobs, L.A. (2012). Gender, Trade Liberalization, and Tobacco Control in China. In Pitman Potter and Heather Gibb, (Eds.), Gender Equality Rights and Trade Regimes: Coordinating Compliance. Ottawa: North South Institute. pp. 141-158. [Link]

Jacobs, L.A. (2011). China’s Capacity to Respond to the H1N1 Pandemic Alert and Future Global Public Health Crises: A Policy Window For Canada. In Pitman Potter & Thomas Adams (Eds.), Issues in Canada-China Relation. Toronto: Canadian International Council. pp. 333-343. [Link]

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Robin Lugg – Woman and Bird

Poetic Representation is an art sculpture exhibitions curated by a collective of art sculpturists (including Parvin Peivandi, Linda Schmidt, Robin Lugg, and Veronica Aimone) trained at the Capilano Institute under the guidance of George Rammell. The Art Institute, specializing in Sculpture, Media Art and Printmaking, is an artist-in-residence programs which offers advanced studies to artists with several years of experience in sculpture, media art, or printmaking, artists practicing in parallel media such as painting or photography, and recent university or art school graduates. Sculpture studios include the necessary facilities for woodworking, steel fabrication, stone cutting, art foundry processes and paper casting. Areas of concern are often multi-disciplinary and may involve the media centre.

Artists Bios

Robin Lugg – Born in Canterbury, England his background has been varied, artistically working with oil and acrylic painting, music, and sculpting.  Currently at Capilano University, Studio Arts Department under the supervision of George Rammell, Robinʼs working mediums are, welded found objects, stone carving, and bronze casting, each of which components are found in this exhibit at the University of British Columbia , IKBLC Art Exhibition, at the original library at UBC, for the month of November 2012.

Image – Linda Schmidt

Linda Schmidt - An artist who works in 3-D, Linda is an artist that sculpts in bronze, glass, wood, concrete and polymers. Over the years she has created many paintings in mixed media, and has shown her work in a solo show and several group shows with the West Coast Clay Sculptors Society and the Sculptors Society of British Columbia. Currently, she am a member of the Sculpture Division of Art Institute at Capilano University.  Please visit her website to see more of her art works.

Parvin Peivandi – Parvin’s works are exhibited in solo and group shows around the world. In doing so, she won many awards including Olympic Academy’s award for her painting with the theme of sport.  Parvin Peivandi is a multidisciplinary artist whose work includes wide range of mediums: from painting, drawings to sculpture and ceramics. She has studied Fine Arts at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and Capilano University ,where she has learned diverse skills and more knowledge about the Contemporary Art.

Veronica Aimone – Veronica’s lifelong transformations inspire her to create art. Continuously changing her own life, from banker to teacher, surveyor and fisherman to the high tech industry and artist, she wants to take her emotions, an object, or a captured moment and feel it ‘materially’ transform.  She is strongly attracted to the sensuality of materials, to understanding their personalities, to the surprises they reveal and how by working with their natures, they challenge the way she thinks about representing her own life and society and the culture of our current lives. She draws to capture her moments in the everyday, her travels through Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and India.  Her art is inspired by Betty Goodwin, Amadeo Modigliani and Alberto Giacometti.

For more information, please contact Allan Cho, Program Services Librarian.

UBC is currently celebrating Open Access Week and one of the feature presentations is a session on Open Education. 

Please join Dr. John Beasley Murray, David Kohler and Stephen Hay for  the following presentation:

Beyond Walls: Teaching and Learning in the Open

Open education is based on a set of values that are shared by a wide range of scholarly practices: that knowledge should be free and open to use and re-use; that collaboration should be easier, not harder; that people should receive credit for contributing to teaching and learning; that concepts and ideas can be linked in unusual and surprising ways; and that learning should extend beyond institutional walls. One of the exciting and challenging elements about adopting open strategies in teaching and learning is the notion of exposing work and interacting with audiences outside of the traditional classroom. This session will feature different practitioners who have taken an open approach with teaching and learning projects. They will share their experiences, strategies, mistakes and successes regarding working in the open, collaborating with different audiences and moving learning beyond classroom walls.

From this week’s Popular Science: Oak Ridge National Labs has deployed what should be the world’s fastest supercomputer when the world’s petaflops are tabulated next month, and it is dedicated to open science

SpringerLink is a multidisciplinary database of full text publications published by Springer. It provides access to over 2,700 ejournals  and more than 55,000 ebooks, as well as reference works, monographic series and lecture notes. Disciplines covered include Business & Economics, Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science, Behavioral Science, and Professional & Applied Computing.There are over 5,000 full-text ebooks in the Business & Management collection.

The University of British Columbia Library is one of 21 institutions chosen to participate in Springer’s MyCopy pilot project, a print-on-demand service that allows UBC’s currently registered students and faculty to order a soft cover print copy of an ebook the Library has already purchased from Springer. The copy is to be used by the patron for personal use.The cost for an individual title is $24.95 USD (plus gst and pst, including shipping and handling).

Over 20,000 Springer titles published since 2005 are available for order through the MyCopy project. UBC researchers can find Springer titles through the library catalogue, via the library’s SpringerLink information page and directly from the SpringerLink website. Please visit SpringerLink’s website for more information on MyCopy, as well as for detailed instructions on ordering titles.

Generally speaking, when presented with options for linking to an article, clicking  works pretty well.

However, there are a couple cases where –more often than not– this direct linking fails. Articles that are in “Supplements” or “Special Issues” are a problem as there seems to be no standardized way of citing those articles. Sometimes the citation says “Sup.” or “Suppl.” or just “S.” rather than “V.” for volume. As well, some aggregators (like the EBSCOhost or Gale databases) do not get supplements/special issues from the publishers. It’s not in their agreements. Also, page numbering can take on strange formats, like “S-7″ or “23-A”.

A good rule of thumb for these types of articles is, if the “Article” level linking fails, go in at the “Journal” level and then work your way to the right issue & article.

And as always, please report these problems via our Help Form. We pass on these problems and hopefully that will help the software developers work towards a solution.

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You are invited to Open UBC - a two-day showcase of diverse events highlighting areas of open scholarship that features UBC’s researchers, faculty, students and staff, as well as guests from the global community.

Themes this year include: open education, open research, open access in the arts, open science, open data and altmetrics (alternative metrics). These events include discussion forums, lectures, seminars, workshops and symposia on topical and timely issues from every discipline. All events are FREE and open to the public, students, faculty, staff and schools.

This year’s Open UBC events will be held October 31 to November 1, 2012, in conjunction with UBC’s Celebrate Learning Week. 

For registration and a schedule of events, see:

All sessions will be held in the Lillooet Room (301) at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC unless otherwise stated.

Highlights include:

Dieter Stein,  Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf (Germany) on the topic of open access impact on scientific discourse;

Heather Piwowar, a UBC-based Postdoctoral research associate with DataONE and the Dryad digital repository at NESCent, on open data and alternative metrics for calculating research impact factors;

Jon Beasley Murray, Professor, UBC, Faculty of Arts on teaching and learning in the open;

UBC’s Dr. Daniel Pauly and his team for their acclaimed Sea Around Us project;

other UBC faculty on open science; and more.

For more information about the events contact:

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