A page from 熊廷弼、楊漣書札 [Xiong Tingbi & Yang Lian shu zha] showing 龐鏡塘藏 [Pang Jingtang's] seal (circled)

A page from 熊廷弼、楊漣書札 [Xiong Tingbi & Yang Lian shu zha] showing 龐鏡塘藏 [Pang Jingtang’s] seal (circled)

In January 2014 the UBC Library Digitization Centre will start a project to digitize titles from its Asian Library rare book collection. The project is a collaboration between the UBC Library and the Sun Yat-sen Library of Guangdong province in China. There are many rare and unique titles in the collection which makes is of particular interest to scholars in China and around the world. There is currently a pilot collection and titles will be added as materials are digitized and metadata is created. The image above is from the title 熊廷弼、楊漣書札 [Xiong Tingbi & Yang Lian shu zha], a work on the history of the Ming dynasty, and shows a page with various seals including that of 龐鏡塘藏 [Pang Jingtang] (circled in red) for whom one part of the collection is named. Pang Jingtang owned a variety of important works on history, literature and military matters.

newsJust a quick update on what is going on in eResources & Access.

Trials now on:

  • Acta Sanctorum (Chadwyck-Healey) -ends Nov. 15th <click here>
  • African-American Historical Serials Collection (EBSCOhost) -ends April 30th, 2014 <click here>
  • American Antiquarian Society historical periodicals collection (EBSCOhost) -ends April 30th, 2014 <click here>
  • Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences (Morgan & Claypool) -ends Nov. 15th <click here>
  • Comprehensive Physiology (Wiley) -ends Nov. 30th <click here>
  • GenderWatch (ProQuest) -ends Nov. 15th <click here>
  • Medcom Streaming Video Collection [medical] -ends Sept. 22nd, 2014 <click here>
  • Medici TV [classical music videos] -ends Nov. 22nd <click here>
  • NewspaperDirect Library PressDisplay (ProQuest) -ends Nov. 29th <click here>
  • Readex U.S. Congressional serial set, 1817-1994 -ends April 30, 2014 <click here>
  • VAST: Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press) -ends July 31st, 2014 <click here>
  • Caribbean newspapers from the American antiquarian society, 1718-1876 -ends Dec. 31st <click here>
  • Social Explorer [Visually Explore Demographic Data], ends Jan. 13, 2014 <click here>
  • Erudition Database [Chinese literature], ends Dec. 31st <click here>

New Resources:

  • can’t think of any this week

Feature Resources of the Week!

Should have put these forward last week, sorry:

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December 6, 2013, 9:30AM – 11.30PM, Lillooet Room (Room 301), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

UBC Library’s LibQUAL+® survey results have been released, including a summary of suggested priority areas for further exploration. A subset of results from 2007, 2010 and 2013 are also available online in an interactive visualization that illustrates how perceptions of the Library have shifted over time for undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty. 

Among the top priorities identified in the 2013 survey is off-campus access to electronic resources. In direct response to this user feedback a working group of Library staff members is actively exploring ways to improve remote access to UBC Library electronic collections.

LibQUAL+® is one of the methods UBC Library uses to stay in touch with student and faculty priorities and to monitor our progress. Other surveys complement and provide context for interpreting LibQUAL+® and strengthen evidence for decision-making. The Student Senate Caucus UBC Library Survey is one of these such surveys, and the results can now be viewed on the Alma Mater Society of UBC Vancouver (AMS) website.

Questions about LibQUAL+® and requests for more information can be directed to Jeremy Buhler, Assessment Librarian, at jeremy.buhler@ubc.ca.

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