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 about.library.ubc.ca/2014/04/14/pass-it-on-preservation-week-at-ubc-library/

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: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/440.

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: https://circle.ubc.ca/ (circle.ubc.ca).

Above image is courtesy of UBC Press

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre


From many literature reviews to inquiry-based meetings on real-life, quality improvement healthcare issues discussed with UBC faculty advisors and clinical practice leaders, the UBC Nursing 344 Synthesis Projects for 2013/14 are now permanently accessible in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository.

For NURS 344, several teams of BSN students undertook a self-directed study in 2013/14. These UBC students partnered with clinical practice leaders across the Greater Vancouver area: the BC Cancer Agency, the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre to the Fraser Health, Providence Health, and Vancouver Coastal Health.

Led by their faculty advisors, Maura Macphee and Lynne Esson, and with NURS 344 project submissions’ coordinator, Carla Hilario (a UBC Nursing PhD student/teaching assistant), it was a first-of-its-kind, collaborative experience for this course. How so? A virtual, open-to-the-public poster gallery was created. (See the gallery on musculoskeletal injury, lung cancer, mental health and substance use, and health promotion and more at: http://synthesisprojects-nursing.sites.olt.ubc.ca/.)

In cIRcle, download and/or cite the full-text NURS 344 projects for 2014 (or from previous years) found at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/24886.

Did You Know?

To cite an unpublished work (such as a thesis or dissertation) in cIRcle, use the following format: Blackman, M. J. (2008). Achieving economic and social sustainability in the inner city: The role of business improvements districts. cIRcle: UBC’s Digital Repository: Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) 2008+. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/2445. The URI is the most important piece of the cIRcle citation, as it is a permanent (a.k.a. persistent) and unique link.

Above image is courtesy of UBC School of Nursing

eCorner, the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) Entrepreneurship Corner, is a  free archive of entrepreneurship resources, providing access to over 3,000 videos and podcasts featuring entrepreneurship and innovation thought leaders.

The most popular videos currently on the site include:

  • The Art of Teaching Entrepreneurship and Innovation / Tina Seelig
  • The Power of Curiosity and Inspiration /Jack Dorsey
  • Creating Enchantment / Guy Kawasaki
  • The Future of Microsoft, The Future of Technology / Steve Ballmer
  • Tools for Business Model Generation  / Alexander Osterwalder
  • Five Biggest Mistakes That Entrepreneurs Make / Jerry Kaplan

eCorner‘s mission is to support and encourage the teaching and learning of entrepreneurship so videos and podcasts can be used for instructional and educational purposes. eCorner uses a Creative Commons  license and provides a detailed Terms of Use statement. Videos and podcasts can be viewed online. Registering for a free personal account allows users to create playlists, receive updates and download content which can then be embedded in PowerPoint presentations or on web pages.

Explore eCorner to search the collection, to browse by topic or to view a list of speakers.


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