It is a pleasure to announce that the Open UBC 2012 webcasts are here! Simply click on the “View/Open” link to watch the webcasts in cIRcle.

Without further ado, here are the Open UBC 2012 webcasts:

Open access: effects and consequences in the management of scientific discourse by Dieter Stein

Uncovering the impact story of open research by Heather Piwowar –

Beyond walls: teaching and learning in the open by Jon Beasley-Murray, David Kohler and Stephen Hay –

An overview of Open Learning Technologies at UBC by Novak Rogic, Will Engle and Enej Bajgoric –

Open scholar awards at UBC: increase the impact of your research by Hilde Colenbrander, Joy Kirchner and Tara Stephens –

First Nations and open access: respectful consultation, protocols and collaboration by Larissa Grant and Jason Woolman –

The Sea Around Us Project: assessing the impact of fisheries on marine ecosystems and food security by Daniel Pauly, Dirk Zeller and Ar’ash Tavakolie –

#arseniclife, social media and open science by Rosie Redfield –

Adventures in open science advocacy by David Ng –

Did You Know?

Past Open UBC (Open Access Week) events and presentations are also available in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository. Visit the Library Events collection at: You can browse the collection by Author, Title, Subjects and By Dept. Affiliation.

Douglas Coupland speaking at a podium at his honorary degree ceremony.

Douglas Coupland speaks to UBC graduates after accepting his honorary degree in 2010. Photo: Martin Dee.

A profile of Douglas Coupland, the prolific writer and artist, appears in Montecristo magazine. In 2010, Coupland donated his extensive archives to UBC Library, and accruals have been added since then.

Today, the University of British Columbia Library has accumulated over 200 boxes of Coupland’s personal effects: notepads, early drafts and manuscripts, prototypes and moquettes of artworks, fanmail and professional correspondence, samples from the Roots Collection, ephemera, and works in progress – anything and everything that documents his process from concept to creation. As lead archivist Sarah Romkey says, “We sometimes have to rethink what we consider an archive, when we’re working with Doug’s material. We learn about our own process as archivists – what you keep and how you organize it.

Read more in Never Left Art School, by Craig David Long in Montecristo.



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