Inspired by this post from UBC Digital Initiatives, here are a few more useful/interesting links to early concepts for UBC’s Vancouver campus:

Inspired by this post from UBC Digital Initiatives, here are a few more useful/interesting links to early concepts for UBC’s Vancouver campus:

Family Day hours slide for UBC Library

Please note that all UBC Library branches on the Vancouver campus will be closed for the upcoming Family Day holiday on Monday, February 11. The Library at the Okanagan campus will remain open 9 a.m. to midnight.

The open study areas of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will be open for regular hours (6 a.m. to 1 a.m.); please note that this DOES NOT include level one, the Chapman Learning Commons, Library bookstacks or Ike’s Cafe. All of those spaces will be closed.

For updates, please visit the Library’s Hours and Locations portal.

 

Slime Kids (School Library Media Kids) is a website designed for elementary school students, their teachers, and their parents. Slime Kids offers 4 categories of educational games; typing, spelling, grammar, and vocabulary.  The site also offers book trailers designed to help spark students’ interest in reading. Additionally, students can explore author websites, read book reviews, utilize search engines and look up reference information.

The BC Historical Newspapers portal is one of our most heavily used digital collections. Occasionally we are delightfully surprised to find out about the creative ways people find to use the collections. Two of our favourite projects come to us courtesy of the great work by folks at Heritage Vancouver and the Revelstoke Museum & Archives:

Heritage Vancouver used the Daily Building Record to locate previously missing 1912 Vancouver building permits for the Heritage Vancouver Society Building Permits Database

Revelstoke Museum & Archives is using several BC Historical Newspapers titles in the history of snow and avalanche research for an upcoming exhibit. In the process, they are finding information on previously unknown avalanche events and will be adding them to the Canadian Avalanche Centre Database

Have you used the BC Historical Newspapers for your own project? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

New in BC Historical Newspapers

Over the past few months, DI staff have been quietly adding issues to the BC Historical Newspapers portal. Since the site first launched in November 2011 we have added 9 new titles in addition to completing the remaining partial runs of 9 of the original titles. In all we have added an additional 8000 issues consisting of over 42,000 pages of community newspapers, nearly matching the original 45,000 pages.

Additional Issues added
Cumberland News 1897-1915
 District Ledger (Fernie) Various other titles 1893-1919
 Boundary Creek Times (Greenwood) 1896-1911
 Ledge (Greenwood) 1906-1926
 Moyie Leader 1898-1911
 Economist (Nelson) 1897-1906
 Miner (Nelson) 1890 (not 1891)-1898
 Tribune (Nelson) 1892-1902
 Daily Building Record (Vancouver) 1912-1914
Recently added titles
Anaconda News 1901-1905
Coast News (Gibsons)
(Courtesy of Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives)

1945-1977, 1983-1989

Enderby Press & Walker’s Weekly (various other titles) 1909-1921
The Independent (Vancover) 1900-1903
Western Call (Vancouver) 1910-1916
Orchard City Record (Kelowna) 1908-1911
Nicola Valley News (Merritt) 1910-1916
Revelstoke Herald 1897-1905

 

What’s next?

A pilot project to move the digitized back issues of UBC’s student newspaper, the Ubyssey from its current home to the BC Historical Newspapers portal has been completed. Starting later this year, we will begin adding issues from 1918-2010.

Thanks to the support from a very generous donor, we will also begin adding over 100 titles of early community newspapers in 2013-2014. Coming up:

Upcoming additions (subject to change)
Agassiz Record 1923
Armstrong Advance and Spallumcheen Advocate 1905-1906
West Fork News (Beaverdell) 1901
Bennett Sunday 1899-1900
Brooklyn News 1898
Radium (Canford) 1917
Cascade Record 1898-1901
Chase Tribune 1912-1914
Chilliwack Free Press 1911-1912
Fraser Advance (Chilliwack) 1907
Surrey Times (Cloverdale) 1895
Coalmount Courier 1912
Review (Columbia) 1899
Review (Courtenay) 1912-1918
Weekly News (Courtenay) 1892-1896
Cranbrook Herald 1898-1927
Prospector (Cranbrook) 1905-1915
Crofton Gazette & Cowichan News 1902
Islander (Cumberland) 1910-1916
Cumberland Islander 1917-1931
Duncan Enterprise & Vancouver Island Advertiser 1900-1903
Echo (Duncan) 1908-1909
Advance (Fairview) 1894
Lardeau Eagle (Ferguson) 1900-1904
Glenora News 1898
East Kootenay Miner (Golden) 1897-1898
Golden Era 1893-1902
Times (Golden) 1907-1909
Grand Forks Sunday 1914-1920
Evening Sunday (Grand Forks) 1902-1910
Grand Forks Miner 1896-1898
Grand Forks Sun & Kettle Valley Orchardist 1911-1913, 1921-1932
Daily Times (Greenwood) 1900
Greenwood Miner 1899-1901
Omineca Herald (Hazelton) 1908-1912
Omineca Miner (Hazelton) 1911-1918
Hazelton Queek 1880-1881
Hosmer Times 1910
Kamloops Wawa 1901-1917
British Columbia News (Kaslo) 1897-1898
Evening Kootenaian (Kaslo) 1898
Kelowna Record 1912-1920
Keremoeos Chronicle 1908-1909
Delta News (Ladner) 1902-1908
Delta Times (Ladner) 1903-1914
Lillooet Advance 1911
Prospector (Lillooet) 1898-1917
Marysville Tribune 1901-1902
Nicola Herald 1908-1909
Mission City News 1893
Despatch (Morrissey) 1904 
Morrrissey Mention 1916-1917
 Morrrissey Miner 1903 
Arrow Lake Advocate (Nakusp) 1914
Daily Telegram (Nanaimo) 1893
Nanaimo Courier 1899
Nanaimo Mail 1896
Westward Ho (Nanaimo) 1886
Daily Canadian (Nelson) 1906-1908
Kootenay Liberal (Nelson) 1908
Lowery’s Claim (Nelson) 1901-1906
Nelson Daily Miner 1898-1902 
Nelson Weekly Miner 1899
Slocan Mining Review (New Denver) 1906-1908
Slocan Record 1911
Daily News (New Westminster) 1906-1914 
New Westminster Times 1859-1961 
Pacific Canadian (New Westminster) 1893-1894; 1916-1917
Nicola Herald 1905-1908 
Express (North Vancouver) 1905-1912
Okanagan Mining Review 1893
Penticton Press 1907-1909 
Nugget (Poplar)  1903-1904
Loyalist (Port Essington)  1908 
Port Essington Loyalist  1909 
Star (Port Essington)  1908
Sunday (Port Essington)  1907-1908 
Port Moody Gazette  1883-1887 
North Coast (Port Simpson)  1907-1908 
Prince Rupert Journal  1910-1917 
Prince Rupert Optimist  1909-1911
Quartz Creek Miner  1897
Queen Charlotte Island  1911-1914 
Kootenay Star (Revelstoke)  1890-1894 
Mail Herald (Revelstoke)  1906-1917 
Evening World (Rossland)  1901-1904 
Industrial World (Rossland) 1899-1901 
Prospector (Rossland)  1895
Saturday World (Rossland)  1903
Paystreak (Sandon)  1896-1902 
Silverton  1898-1901 
Slocan Drill  1900-1905 
Cassiar News (Stewart)  1919-1926 
Slocan Prospector (Kaslo)  1895
Lardeau Mining Review (Trout Lake)  1904-1907 
Coast Miner (Van Anda)  1900 
BC Labour News (Vancouver)  1921-1922 
BC Lumberman (Vancouver) 1904-1905 
BC Trades Unionist (Vancouver)  1908-1909 
Vancouver Building Record  1911 
Greater Vancouver Chinook  1912-1917 
Labor Star (Vancouver)  1919 
Leader-Advocate (Vancouver)  1923 
Mt. Pleasant Advocate (Vancouver) 1904-1907 
Red Flag (Vancouver)  1918-1919 
Western Clarion (Vancouver) 1904-1924 
British Columbia Tribune (Yale)  1866 
Ymir Herald 1905 
Ymir Miner  1898 
Ymir Mirror  1904 

Professor Carl James

On February 8, 2013 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, the Department of Language and Literacy Education and the Faculty of Education presents Dr. Anne Henry, Head of the Department of Language and Literacy Education (Faculty of Education) to celebrate Black History Month.  Dr. Annette Henry will host the conversation with Dr. Carl E. James about his latest book, “Life at the Intersection: Community, Class and Schooling“, and about his work regarding race, equity and education.

Carl James is widely recognized for his work in ethnically and racially diverse communities and for his role, nationally and internationally, in research around equity and identity as related to race, class, gender, racialization, immigration and citizenship. He has conducted research that examines the schooling, educational, social and athletic experiences of marginalized youth and racialized youth. He was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada as a fellow in 2012. Life at the Intersection: Community, Class and Schooling is his most recent book.

As Director of the York Centre for Education and Community, James has been a member of the Faculty of Education at York University since 1993 and is cross-appointed with the graduate programs in the Department of Sociology and the School of Social Work. He was formerly the Affirmative Action Officer at York University.

A former youth leader and community worker, he has extensive experience with critical ethnography, phenomenology, action research and government and institutional policy analysis. Dr. James is widely recognized for his work in ethnically and racially diverse communities and for his role, nationally and internationally, in research around equity and identity as related to race, class, gender, racialization, immigration and citizenship.

Carl James is known for his mentorship and is engaged in professional development with social service workers, community agencies and educators. On an international level, he has been working with teacher educators, teachers and teacher-candidates since 1997 at Uppsala University and Sodertorn University College in Stockholm. In January 2006, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University in Sweden for his contribution to social equity and anti-racism education

CONTACT: Laurie Reynolds (Assistant to Dr. Annette Henry)
laurie.reynolds@ubc.ca


VENUE:
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
1961 East Mall V6T 1Z1
DODSON Room in the Chapman Learning Commons (Third Floor)

Citation Management Using RefWorks

  • Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 at 10:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Type: Workshop
  • Series: Koerner Library Research Commons Series
      Thesis Formatting Workshop
      Graduate Student Workshop Series
  • Location: RM217
  •  Koerner Building-Event Facilities & LabsClick here for map
  •  Point Grey Campus
  • Description: If you need to manage large numbers of references and citations as part of your research, teaching or administrative work, citation management tools are for you. These tools provide a simple way to store, organize and retrieve your citations in an effective manner, and can also help you in formatting in-text citations and bibliographies in your work.

    This hands-on workshop introduces briefly the main concepts of citation management and gives detailed instruction for using RefWorks, a popular citation management tool licensed by UBC Library.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/3863

 

Citation Management Using Zotero

  • Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 1:00PM – 3:00PM
  • Type: Workshop
  • Series: Koerner Library Research Commons Series
      Graduate Student Workshop Series
      Citation Management
  • Location: RM217
  •  Koerner Building-Event Facilities & LabsClick here for map
  •  Point Grey Campus
  • Description: If you need to manage large numbers of references and citations as part of your research, teaching or administrative work, citation management tools are for you. These tools provide a simple way to store, organize and retrieve your citations in an effective manner, and can also help you in formatting in-text citations and bibliographies in your work.

    This hands-on workshop introduces briefly the main concepts of citation management and gives detailed instruction for installing and using Zotero, one of the most popular citation management tools.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/3866

  • Stay Alert! Keeping Current with Research
  • Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 1:00PM – 3:00PM
  • Type: Workshop
  • Series: Humanities and Social Sciences Workshops
      Graduate Student Workshop Series
      Koerner Library Research Commons Series
      Sciences Workshop Series
  • Location: RM216
  •  Koerner Building-Event Facilities & LabsClick here for map
  •  Point Grey Campus
  • Description: Keeping current with new research in your field can be a challenge. In this workshop, you’ll learn strategies and tools to help you stay up-to-date with the published literature. We’ll cover:

    - How to create saved search alerts for new articles and dissertations on your topic
    – How to set up Table of Contents alerts for your favourite journals
    – How to find out when a key article has been cited by someone else
    – How to use social media tools such as blogs and Twitter to hear the buzz around new research

    Note: This session is not held in a computer lab – please bring your own laptop to participate in this hands-on session. Laptops are also available for borrowing at Koerner Library circulation desk (subject to availability).

  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox/13c88f81942105a7

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