Hooray! It’s that time of year again when we take the time to reflect on some exciting activities, projects, and collaborations which happened with cIRcle in 2016!


First of all, a big “Thank you” to the UBC faculty, staff, graduates, undergraduates, alumni, and community partners who, either for the first time or on an ongoing basis, made their scholarly research and output openly accessible via cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository! Since there are way too many of you to list individually, just a few of these collaborations could be highlighted in our cIRcle Impact & Activity Report, 2015-2016 while others will be featured in 2017.


Without further ado, grab a comfortable chair and your favourite hot beverage so you can thoroughly enjoy reading cIRcle’s notable milestones and highlights of 2016 below.


Year in Review – A look back at cIRcle in 2016:

  • In collaboration with UBC Library’s Technical Services (TS), a project on systemic metadata enhancement got underway with the goal of improving item retrieval, browsing, and faceting. Kudos to UBC’s iSchool students who were at the helm of the work with guidance from the cIRcle Office and TS.
  • The first undergraduate, peer- and faculty-reviewed sociology publication in North America aptly named, Sojourners, was welcomed in cIRcle! View/Download its Volumes 1 (2009) to 8 (2016)
  • With new items added daily, cIRcle has over 57,000 full-text, openly accessible items for you to explore!


Curious about our cIRcle Impact & Activity Report 2016? It describes the engagement of UBC researchers, students, and community partners with cIRcle, and illustrates the dissemination of their scholarly work. Click here to read our 2013 report. Read our “cIRcle in the headlines: December edition” updates from 2013, 2014, and 2015.


Want to make your UBC research openly accessible? Visit cIRcle


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Holiday Hours at UBC Library

Holiday Hours 2016

Starting on December 21, UBC Library branches at the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses will have reduced hours leading up to the holidays. Please consult our Hours & Locations Portal before visiting.

All branches will be closed from December 24, 2016 until January 2, 2017 with regular hours of operation resuming on January 3.

Happy Holidays from UBC Library!

Due to weather conditions, the Library will close at 3:00 pm today. @ikblc_ubc will remain open 24/7.


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