The Records Management Office will be moving all records from a temporary facility to Library Preservation and Archives (LPARC). From October 15 to 23, there will be no retrieval, pick-up or delivery services provided.

Clients are advised to contact the Records Management Office for further information.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding.

Each year, the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) hosts a national conference showcasing research results by academic researchers working in the RDCs. This year’s conference is being hosted by the Toronto RDC at the Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel on November 5 and 6, 2015. The theme for this year’s conference is: “Research and Public Policy: Health, Economic and Social Perspectives.” There will be 11 sessions with presentations of research results from RDC researchers, including two sessions featuring discussion and research results from a pilot project involving MCSS data. There will also be 24 poster presentations.

For more information, take a look at the conference web site: and this flyer.

Did you know that October is Small Business Month? In order to support local small businesses, the Small Business Accelerator is launching its Celebrating YOU! Campaign to feature small business owners on its blog.

David Lam library has many resources for small businesses.  Here is a list of our Top 10 books for Small Business.

Title Author Date Call Number
Creating a successful marketing strategy for your small new business Stanley F. Stasch 2010 HF5415.13 .S8573 2010
Innovations in SMEs and conducting e-business : technologies, trends and solutions Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Joao Varajao 2011 HD2341 .I554 2011
The financing toolkit for small & medium business : taking the next step with confidence Fitchett, Gary A. 2008 HG4027.7 .F57 2008
The lean startup : how today’s entrepreneurs use continuous innovation to create radically successful businesses Eric Ries 2011 HD62.5 .R545 2011
Strategic innovation in small firms : an international analysis of innovation and strategic decision making in small to medium sized enterprises Tim Mazzarol, Sophie Reboud 2011 HD62.7 .S77 2011
Pricing strategies for small business Andrew Gregson 2008 HF5416.5 .G735 2008
Small business : an entrepreneur’s plan Ron Knowles 2007 HD62.5 .K568 2007
Build a green small business : profitable ways to become an ecopreneur Scott Cooney 2009 HD2341 .C65 2009
British Columbia’s new north : how to build your business, respect communities–and prosper Ramona Materi 2015 HC117.B8 M42 2015
Small and medium sized enterprises in East Asia : sectoral and regional dimensions Charles Harvie, Boon-Chye Lee 2008 HD2346.E18 S58 2008

Learn more about the open access movement in BC and Canada on October 22. This year UBC Library has partnered with Simon Fraser University Library, the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), BCcampus and the BC Research Libraries Group (BCRLG) to create a unique event as part of International Open Access Week.
Open for Collaboration: Is it Time for Canada to Implement A Unified Open Strategy for Higher Education? is a panel discussion featuring speakers from Simon Fraser University Library, the Mozilla Foundation, University of Victoria Libraries, BCcampus and the University of British Columbia. 
The panel, which will be held at SFU’s Harbour Centre, will focus on how BC’s universities and colleges should embrace open practices, and the role of the government and higher education in the open access movement.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information, and to register, view the event listing. For those unable to attend in person, the event will be live webcast (link will not be live until Oct. 22).
5:30 – 6:30 Registration and reception
6:30 – 7:15 Welcome and keynote
7:15 – 7:30 Break
7:30 – 8:30 Panel discussion
8:30 – 8:45 Closing
This event is part of the annual International Open Access Week, and is a collaboration between the University of British Columbia Library, Simon Fraser University Library, the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), BCcampus and the BC Research Libraries Group (BCRLG).

October is here and marks the beginning of Small Business Month, when we celebrate the vitality that small businesses bring to the culture and economy of Canada.

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