You are invited to celebrate Preservation Week with UBC Library as we feature blog posts from our community members highlighting personal archives and family histories.

Do you have a special heritage object that you’d like to share with the UBC community? Perhaps a family heirloom with an interesting story or piece of memorabilia? The stories we tell are more than just personal histories; they are the histories of our community. Help us celebrate those memories worth saving by sharing yours. We will be posting all the stories we receive on Storify and Flickr throughout Preservation Week (April 27 to May 3).

To participate, submit an image of your heritage object along with a story or description of the items. Please limit your story to approximately 300 words or less.

You can tweet us, Facebook us, or even just make a comment on this post! Or to have your photo posted on our Flickr account, send us an image and a story to Library Communications by May 3.

Submission so far include:

Be sure to tell us about your heritage objects, heirlooms, photos or memorabilia! Two of the top submissions will receive a $25 gift card to the UBC Bookstore.



UBC Library is hosting a series of events from April 28th to May 2nd to celebrate Preservation Week. Events include webinars on preserving family archives and scrapbooks, talks on digitization devices and strategies, and a bookbinding exhibition.

To read more or to view all the events being hosted, please visit

Webinars and talks will be held in the Lillooet Room, Level 3, of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The bookbinding and art of book exhibitions are on display in Rare Books and Special Collections, Level 1, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre


In celebration of World Book Day today, it is fitting to recognize the University of British Columbia (UBC) Press collections in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository.

Established in 1971 and widely acknowledged as Canada’s leading social sciences publisher, UBC Press publishes ‘high-quality works of original scholarship’ on a diverse range of research subjects: Aboriginal studies, Asian studies, Canadian history, environmental studies, gender and women’s studies, geography, health and food studies, law, media and communications, military and security studies, planning and urban studies, and political science.

In cIRcle, UBC Press has three collections: UBC Press Book Supplements, UBC Press Catalogues, and UBC Press Publications. With 34 titles in cIRcle so far, there has been over 14,430 page views and file downloads from all over the globe.

Explore UBC Press in cIRcle at:

Did You Know?

cIRcle allows a more comprehensive collection of scholarly works to be submitted than may be possible in the traditional publishing world. Find published articles, books, book chapters as well as conference and working papers, reports, theses, dissertations, datasets, learning objects, multimedia materials, newsletters and administrative documents in cIRcle at: (

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