Two new video streaming trial resources are now available for students, faculty and staff.


Kanopy Video Streaming will be available until December 6. Kanopy features thousands of videos from producers around the world, with a powerful user interface. Video topics cover a wide range of disciplines, including humanities, arts, business training and K-12 education.

For more details visit the Kanopy resource page.


Criterion-on-Demand will be available until December 31, with access to more than 2900 streamed feature films. Titles include everything from new releases and foreign films to 1920s classics. In addition to featuring smaller independent producers, the collection also includes films from Miramax Films, Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox.  including classics, new releases, foreign films, literary adaptations, documentaries, animated titles, and independent features.

For more details visit the resource page.


As with all resource trials, the Library welcomes feedback. Visit the resource page to find the feedback link.

Book lovers will enjoy the latest exhibition at Rare Books and Special Collections featuring bookbinding tools from the Dorothy Burnett Bookbinding tools collection. 

Dorothy Burnett became one of the first independent artisan bookbinders in Vancouver in 1939, opening up a shop dedicated solely to bookbinding. After the closure of her studio, she continued to operate as a bookbinder, giving interviews, contributing to exhibitions and speaking to professional organizations. 

metal tool

Used to polish and smooth out wrinkles after leather is glued to a spine (Burnett 9-9)

The exhibition focuses on the art of bookbinding and Burnett’s art in particular, and is arranged according to the steps in the bookbinding process. 

In addition to tools used in the process, the exhibition also features samples of fine binding, and a rare book about Burnett’s life, produced by the Alcuin Society in Vancouver.

Visit the exhibition in UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections, Level One in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The exhibition will be on display until April 2015. 


*Cover image courtesy of Laura West, “Bookbinding tools.”


Introduction to Zotero

Learn to use Zotero citation management to organize your sources: books, articles, web pages and more. Instructor: Hedda Monaghan


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