Association of Canadian University Presses (ACUP)
A new initiative from the Association of Canadian University Presses (ACUP) will make their content more accessible. UBC Library has purchased ebooks for 2014 to 2016 (an estimated 2100 titles) from the following publishers: University of British Columbia Press, University of Alberta Press, Athabasca University Press, University of Calgary Press, ISER Books / Memorial University of Newfoundland Press, Presse de l’Université Laval, University of Manitoba Press, McGill-Queen’s University Press, Canadian Mennonite University Press, Les Presse de L’Université de Montreal, University of Ottawa Press, Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Presses de l’Université du Quebéc, University of Regina Press, University of Toronto Press and Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Since 2011, UBC Library has purchased more than 20,000 ebooks from Springer in the areas of behavioural science, biomedical & life sciences, business & economics, chemistry & materials science, computer science, earth & environmental science, energy, engineering, humanities, social sciences & law, mathematics & statistics, medicine, physics & astronomy, and professional & applied computing. The Library has entered into another agreement with Springer to purchase ebooks for 2015 to 2017. Springer content is heavily used by the UBC community and is a favoured platform because there are no digital restrictions and content is purchased outright.

University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO)
University Press Scholarly Online (UPSO) hosts content from university presses in the United Kingdom and United States. UBC Library has purchased ebook packages for 2015 from four publishers: Oxford University Press (1310 titles), University of Chicago Press (94 titles), Stanford University Press (58 titles) and Yale University Press (51 titles).

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UBC Library is pleased to announce an upcoming presentation by a Māori Librarian, Anahera Morehu, on indigenous people and collections. “Housing the knowledge of tangata whenua (indigenous people)” will focus on how information professionals can build respectful collections.

Cultural organisations house most of the written historical information of tangata whenua (Indigenous people), however, not many organizations have partnerships with Indigenous peoples. Anahera Moheru (University of Auckland) will present insights from her journeys in facilitating the forming of partnerships or relationships. Through partnerships, information managers are able to discern and create guidelines that support organisations in better understanding what “indigenous traditional knowledge” is in an information profession context.

Anahera brings a discussion about developing guidelines for Indigenous traditional knowledge held in your organisations – libraries, archives, museums and other cultural institutions. As the National Coordinator for the Mātauranga Māori within New Zealand Libraries, Anahera will present a programme that provides an insight into the world view from the indigenous people of Aotearoa (New Zealand).

The University of British Columbia is located on the traditional, unceded territory of the Musqueam people. 


About the Speaker

Anahera portraitAnahera Morehu is the Library Manager for Arts, Māori and Pacific at the University of Auckland. She presented at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Congress in 2011, at a time when indigenous traditional knowledge was making its initial stance within the constructs of information management. She travels and presents at many indigenous fora where she is able, and honoured, to be the National Coordinator for the Mātauranga Māori within NZ Libraries. Anahera is past Tumuaki of Te Rōpū Whakahau, convenor for the Library and Informtion Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) conference 2014, current LIANZA Hikuwai Regional Councillor, and a member of LIANZA Council.

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