On March 8, 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m., the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS) will host Jack Lohman as its keynote speaker as part of the 4th Annual Research Day at the iSchool at the Nass Reading Room (Room 459) in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.   The theme of this year’s iSchool@UBC Research Day is Infrastructures of Knowledge: Mediating Memories, Representing Relationships, Framing Futures.  The iSchool@UBC, invites UBC faculty and students to join in sharing the depth and breadth of our research endeavours at the intersections of information, people and technology. The event will showcase recent and ongoing research by faculty and students, a day set aside for reflecting on our work as designers, scholars and stewards of infrastructures of knowledge.

Jack Lohman is Chief Executive Officer of the Royal British Columbia Museum.  Prior to that, he served as Professor of Museum Design and Communication at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts in Norway and Chairman of the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland.   Before taking up his present appointment, Jack Lohman had been Director of the Museum of London since August 2002.  In 2000 He was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Iziko Museums of Cape Town, South Africa, an organization consisting of fifteen national museums including the South African Museum, the South African Maritime Museum and the South African National Gallery where he led the creation of a new museum institution and the transformation of the national museum sector.  From 1985 to 1994 he worked for English Heritage, developing museums and exhibitions both nationally and internationally.  

March 8, 11.00 a.m.-12.00 p.m at the Nass Reading Room (Room 459) in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

TVHow would you like to be able to search a news archive for all the major news networks (and some smaller ones) at once? Now you can. Try out the Internet Archive TV News. Streaming Video (or, it says, you can “borrow” via DVD, but I haven’t explored that) results for keyword searches. It was originally set up for the 2012 U.S. presidential election, but they now describe themselves:

The Internet Archive works to preserve the published works of human kind. Inspired by Vanderbilt University’s Television News Archive project, the Internet Archive collects and preserves television news. Like library collections of books and newspapers, this accessible archive of TV news enables anyone to reference and compare statements from this influential medium.

The collection now contains 350,000 news programs collected over 3 years from national U.S. networks and stations in San Francisco and Washington D.C. The archive is updated with new broadcasts 24 hours after they are aired. Older materials are also being added.” –Internet Archive TV News (21 Feb., 2013)

bulbWhen looking up an ejournal title in our ejournal Portal (the ejournal A-Z list), you may have seen a result that included a link looking something like:

Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek – Frei zugängliche E-Journals Note: Only select articles are freely accessible.

…and been confused as to what it meant (unless you can read German). To clear up some confusion, the link has been re-named:

Regensburg OA Collection

…as it is a collection of links to “free” ejournals maintained by the Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg (University Library Regensburg). But remember the added note –sometimes not every article is “free”.

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