With your New Year’s resolutions for 2014 fresh in mind, does your list include how to find the right tools and tips that can help you spruce up your scholarly research skills?

Start your New Year on the right track by registering for these free Library workshops offered in the Koerner Library Research Commons Series, Undergraduate Student Workshop Series and Graduate Student Workshop Series:

Author rights, funding mandates, open access publishing – Jan. 24th

Building Your Academic Profile – Jan. 20th

Digging into Digital Book Collections for Humanities and Social Sciences – Jan. 22nd

Introduction to Medline via OvidSP for Health Sciences – Jan. 29th

FIREtalk: Creativity and Innovation – Jan. 29th

Literature Reviews – Great Research Starts Here – Jan. 30th

Did You Know?

After uploading your scholarly work to cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository, you will receive a permanent URL. No need to update the URL every time there’s a website redesign–the links to your materials will stay the same over time. cIRcle also records view and download statistics of your archived item(s) and keeps track of the interest in your work from around the world! Visit circle.ubc.ca to learn more.

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Author of “The Economics of Happiness” and happiness economist Mark Anielski explores what makes communities in both Canada and abroad flourish and experience the most happiness. His research and consulting work in Canada, China and Tahiti evolved into what he calls Genuine Wealth, providing individuals, businesses and communities with a practical roadmap for achieving a balanced life that optimizes wealth, health and happiness. Mark believes that wellbeing will become the new bottom line of business and communities, and that progress will be measured in terms of genuine happiness. Mark Anielski is President and CEO of Anielski Management Inc. (AMI) located in Edmonton, Alberta. As an economist, he works with communities, businesses and governments to help them assess, measure and manage their genuine wealth – the things that matter most to well-being, quality of life and sustainability.

About the Speaker:

Mark Anielski is President and CEO of Anielski Management Inc. (AMI) located in Edmonton, Alberta. As an economist, he works with communities, businesses and governments to help them assess, measure and manage their genuine wealth – the things that matter most to well-being, quality of life and sustainability. Mark is the author of the best-selling book The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth, which was published by New Society Publishers in May 2007, with a second printing in 2009. In 2008 his book won two awards; the gold medal in the category of Consciousness Business Leadership at the Los Angeles Nautilus Book Awards and a bronze medal in the category of Economics at the Axiom Book Awards in New York. In January 2010, it was released in China. The Economics of Happiness provides a roadmap for building a new economy of well-being using Mark’s Genuine Wealth model to assess the resilience of human, social, natural, built and financial capital assets.

Alberta Venture magazine named Mr. Anielski as one of Alberta’s 50 most influential people of 2008. Mark is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta, School of Business and teaches a course in Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship. He is also a founding faculty member (sustainable economics) of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute in Washington, which was the first MBA program in the US dedicated to sustainable business practices and ethics.

Select Books Available at UBC

Anielski, Mark , (2007). The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth. 1st ed. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers. [Link]

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Valuable oral histories, traditions and culture from two B.C. Aboriginal communities will be preserved, thanks to the Aboriginal Audio Digitization and Preservation Program (AADPP).

This pilot initiative - led by UBC Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, in partnership with the Museum of Anthropology and the First Nations Technology Council - provides matching funds for B.C. Aboriginal organizations to convert audio cassette tapes to digital formats for preservation and access. Current plans are to offer equipment, training and funding support for four to six projects per year, with applications accepted twice a year.

Congratulations to the inaugural AADPP recipients –Tsawwassen First Nation and the Upper St’át’imc Language, Culture, and Education Society!

Tsawwassen First Nation, located in the Lower Mainland, plans to digitize 165 analogue cassettes that contain interviews with many of the community’s Elders. This will enable the community to access Elder teachings in a more accessible medium, and build skills among administrative staff and within the community.

The Upper St’át’imc Language, Culture, and Education Society, based in Lillooet, aims to digitize 133 audio interviews undertaken since 1991 with speakers, storytellers and those willing to share their cultural knowledge. The aim is to ensure the long-term preservation and accessibility of these culturally significant materials.

Both projects are planned for completion in 2014.

Meanwhile, the Learning Centre is pleased to announce the second call for applications to the AADPP, which has been revised with a new application form and some changes to the funding model. Previous and new applicants are encouraged to submit proposals.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, February 28, 2014. Please visit the Indigitization site for details about eligibility, access, guidelines, criteria and more.

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Dupont, Program Coordinator and Aboriginal Engagement Librarian




Gordon Yusko, Assistant Director, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre




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