Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and program sponsored by the Institute for Asian Research, Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS, CNRS, Oxford University, Waseda University,and Stanford University.

Speakers: Joseph Caron (Former Canadian Ambassador to Japan), Takeo Hoshi (Stanford), Kenji Kushida (Stanford), Sébastien Lechevalier (EHESS), Miyajima Hideaki (Waseda), Sako Mari (Oxford) and Yves Tiberghien (UBC)

JOSEPH CARON is a Distinguished Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and a Professor and Honorary Research Associate at the Institute of Asian Research of the University of British Columbia. He is a former Canadian High Commissioner to India and former Canadian Ambassador to China and Japan.

TAKEO HOSHI is Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), Professor of Finance (by courtesy) at the Graduate School of Business, and Director of the Japan Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (S-APARC), all at Stanford University.

KENJI KUSHIDA is the Research Associate in the Japan Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and was a graduate research associate at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy. Kushida’s research interests are in the fields of comparative politics, political economy, and information technology. He focuses mainly on Japan with comparisons to Korea, China, and the United States.

SEBASTIEN LECHEVALIER is Associate Professor at L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris). He is also President of Fondation France Japon de l’EHESS (EHESS Paris日仏財団) and director of the French network of Asian Studies (http://www.reseau-asie.com/). His research focuses on the Japanese economy, corporate diversity, evolution of welfare systems in Asia, and inequalities.


MARI SAKO is Professor of Management Studies at Saïd Business School, Co-Director of the Novak Druce Centre for Professional Service Firms and a Professorial Fellow of New College, Oxford. Her most recent work has focused on business and professional services and on outsourcing. Her work on business services in the UK has attracted the interest of UK policy makers. Her work on outsourcing has been mentioned in the Economist, the Financial Times, the Times, and the Economic Times of India.

YVES TIBERGHIEN (Ph.D. Stanford University, 2002) is the Director of Institute for Asian Research (IAR) and an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. He is also a Faculty Associate at the Center for Chinese Research, at the Center for Japanese Research, and at the Institute for European Studies at UBC, as well as a Research Associate at Science Po Paris and at the Asia Centre (Paris).

Reposted from the iSchool blog.

The iSchool (School of Library, Archival and Information Studies) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), is pleased to invite applications for the Dodson Visiting Professorship, named in honour of Suzanne and Earl Dodson. Located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people in Vancouver, Canada, UBC holds an international reputation for excellence in research, teaching and learning.

The Dodson Visiting Professorship provides funds for the successful candidate to spend an extended period of time, normally an academic term (Sept-Dec or Jan-Apr), engaged in research and teaching at the iSchool. The Visiting Professor will have opportunities to exchange ideas with UBC faculty and staff engaged in rigorous research and reciprocal community partnerships. Although senior scholars are preferred, appropriately qualified academics at all levels from all countries are encouraged to apply. Applicants will normally hold a doctoral degree, and currently be employed in an institution of higher education. Appointments are subject to approval by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

UBC has established innovative community-based Indigenous research and intercultural exchange, a position of success unmatched in North America. This year’s call is for a Visiting Professor whose research in information studies complements these strengths and demonstrates innovative practices through extended community engagement and respectful research relationships. Preference will be given to candidates who are working on contemporary information initiatives by, with, and for Indigenous peoples. This may include, but is not limited to, inquiry in the areas of intellectual property, traditional knowledge management practices or Indigenous archives. This is an opportunity to work with well-known senior scholars at the iSchool as well as an outstanding group of junior faculty members active in areas such as human computer interaction, values and technology, and knowledge organization.

This Visiting Professorship offers the opportunity to work with talented and motivated graduate students by teaching up to two iSchool courses. The Dodson Visiting Professor will be welcomed into the research culture at the iSchool and will be expected to attend research talks and events, interact with doctoral students, and present her or his research at an open colloquium.

The Dodson Visiting Professorship funds this position for one term in the amount of CAD $15,000, which can be supplemented through teaching (up to two 3-credit courses) to reach a combined total of CAD $30,000.

Kindly address all enquiries and applications, comprising a letter of interest and a current CV to:

Professor Caroline Haythornthwaite
Director of the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS)
The iSchool at UBC
The University of British Columbia
The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Suite 470, 1961 East Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1 CANADA

Closing Date for Applications – February 28th, 2015

Anticipated appointment dates: September 1st –December 31st, 2015 or January 1st – April 30th, 2016

LAW LIBRARY level 3: HJ4661 .E758 2011
Neale, Pearson, Smith, Ernst & Young’s Guide to Tax Research and Writing (Toronto: Ernst & Young & Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 2011).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: JN515 .M33 2013
J.R. Maddicott, The Origins of the English Parliament, (London: Selden Society, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD566 .G37 2013
George Garnett, John Selden and the Norman Conquest (London: Selden Society, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD3930 .L475 2013
Andrew Le Sueur, Maurice Sunkin & Jo Eric Khushal Murkens, Public Law: Text, Cases, and Materials, 2d ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KDC367 .C66 2014
Thomas M. Green, ed., The Consistorial Decisions of the Commissaries of Edinburgh, 1564 to 1576/7 (Edinburgh: Stair Society, 2014).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE350.5 .M5722 2014
Gary Mitchell, Raindance II: A Blueprint for Growing Your Practice (Toronto: Carswell, 2014).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE352 .O84 2014
Wendy E. Oughtred, Going it Alone: A Start up Guide for the Sole Practitioner, 2d ed. (Aurora: Canada Law Book, 2014).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KEA184.O2 A43 2014
Alberta Law Reform Institute, Oaths and Affirmations (Edmonton: Alberta Law Reform Institute, 2014).
Online access: http://www.alri.ualberta.ca/index.php/publications/Law/procedure/court-rules-a-procedure/oaths-and-affirmations

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KNQ641 .X8 2014
XU Ting, The Revival of Private Property and Its Limits in Post-Mao China (London: Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing, 2014).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KNX540 .J37 2009
Harry N. Scheiber & Laurent Mayali, eds., Japanese Family Law in Comparative Perspective (Berkeley: Robbins Collection Publications, 2009).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KZ6471 .D37 2014
Shane Darcy, Judges, Law & War: The Judicial Development of International Humanitarian Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).


British Columbia’s 4.6 million residents now have free perpetual access to the Gale Digital Archive Collections – a database of nearly 200 million pages of digital historical content – as part of a unique agreement arranged by UBC Library, the University of Victoria Libraries and Simon Fraser University Library.

These resources will enrich learning and research in subject disciplines including interdisciplinary studies, Canadian, American, British and World History from 1400-2012, English, Journalism, Political Studies, First Nations Studies, Science Technology and Medicine, Women and Gender Studies, Theatre Studies, and History of Banking and Finance.

“Working with BC Electronic Library Network (BC ELN), local public, academic, school or museum libraries in BC can appreciate and access these resources as much as our faculty and students can at our universities,” notes Ingrid Parent, UBC’s University Librarian. “This is a great example of how shared collaborations with a vendor can have a positive impact on library users.”

Content in the database includes digitized versions of periodicals such as the Economist, the Financial Times, and Associated Press content, as well as digitized materials from The Smithsonian Institution.

A full list of the resources available can be found by visiting the Gale Digital Collections e-catalog.

UBC students, faculty and staff can access and start using these digital historical archives via UBC Library or the Points to the Past website. Members of the public can visit their local library branch to use the collections.


List of collections

  • The Economist, 1842-2009
  • Financial Times (Global News), 1888-2009
  • The LISTENER (News & Op/Ed of BBC), 1929-1991
  • Illustrated London News, 1842-2003
  • Picture Post (UK – Similar to LIFE), 1938-1957
  • PUNCH, 1841-1992 (British – Humour / Satire / Commentary)
  • Daily Mail (Conservative Newspaper – London), 1896-2004
  • The Independent (Newspaper – London), 1896-2009
  • The Times (London), 1785-2007
  • The SUNDAY Times, 1821-2006
  • The Times Literary Supplement (TLS), 1902-2008
  • British Library Newspapers, 19th Century I
  • British Library Newspapers, 19th Century II
  • British Newspapers III, 1785-1920
  • British Newspapers IV, 1785-1920
  • 17th & 18th Century Burney Collection of UK Newspapers
  • 19th C. UK Periodicals I: Women’s, Children’s, Humour, Leisure
  • 19th C. UK Periodicals II: Empire/Colonial, Travel, Culture, Missions
  • Liberty Magazine, 1924-1950
  • 19th Century US Newspapers
  • Associated Press 1: News Features & Internal Communications (1848-2000)
  • Associated Press 2: D.C. Bureau Collection (1915-1930, 1952-1996)
  • Associated Press 3: U.S. Cities Bureaus Collection (1931-2004)
  • Eighteenth Century Collection Online (ECCO) I + II
  • The Making of the Modern World I + II, 1450-1930
  • Sabin Americana, History & Culture, 1476-1926
  • Nineteenth Century Collection Online (NCCO), PARTS 1-4
  • Nineteenth Century Collection Online (NCCO), PARTS 5-8
  • Nineteenth Century Collection Online (NCCO), PARTS 9-12
  • CHATHAM HOUSE Online I, 1920-1979
  • CHATHAM HOUSE Online II, 1979-2008
  • State Papers Online I, 1509-1603: Tudor Domestic
  • State Papers Online II, 1509-1603: Tudor Foreign
  • State Papers Online III, 1603-1714: Stuart Domestic
  • State Papers Online IV, 1603-1714: Stuart Foreign
  • State Papers Online, 18th Century I, 1714-1782: Domestic
  • British Literary Manuscripts I, 1660-1900
  • British Literary Manuscripts II, Medieval & Renaissance
  • Indigenous Peoples: North America
  • Smithsonian 1: World’s Fairs and Expositions: Visions of Tomorrow
  • Smithsonian 2: Trade Literature: The Merchandising of Industry
  • Smithsonian (Magazine 1970-2010) + Air & Space (1986-2010)
  • Slavery & Anti-Slavery 1: Debates – Slavery & Abolition
  • Slavery & Anti-Slavery 2: Slave Trade in Atlantic World
  • Slavery & Anti-Slavery 3: Institution of Slavery
  • Slavery & Anti-Slavery 4: Age of Emancipation
  • De-Classified Documents Reference System (DDRS)



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