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In the News: UBC and Abroad

 

 

BCcampus, BCIT, SFU, UBC CTLT and UBC Library celebrate International Open Access Week 2017

A BC collaborative event, in celebration of this global movement now in its 10th year, will be happening at BCIT’s downtown campus location tonight.

 

The event theme, Tension and Risk in Open Scholarship: A Conversation: 2017-10-26, will address not only the “benefits and opportunities of open access but also a recognition that openness can sometimes create unintended consequences for individuals and communities”.

 

Learn more

 

Explore Open Access Week at UBC

 

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Building a Sustainable Knowledge Commons – COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories)

COAR just released an animated infographic highlighting the five prerequisites for a sustainable knowledge commons

 

About COAR

An international association comprised of 100+ global members and partners (representing libraries, universities, research institutions, government funders and others) aims to build a sustainable, global knowledge commons based on a network of open access digital repositories.

 

Download the PDF

 

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Examples of open access in action

 

What concrete benefits can be realized by making scholarly outputs openly available?

 

Check out SPARC’s new site highlighting 16 examples of the concrete benefits of making research open.

 

Learn more

 

About SPARC

A global coalition committed to making Open the default for research and education.

 

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Open access: six myths to put to rest

What are the six most common misconceptions about open access?

Test your knowledge courtesy of Peter Suber (Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication and author of Open Access (MIT Press, 2012).

 

Myths:

  • The only way to provide open access to peer-reviewed journal articles is to publish in open access journals
  • All or most open access journals charge publication fees
  • Most author-side fees are paid by the authors themselves
  • Publishing in a conventional journal closes the door on making the same work open access
  • Open access journals are intrinsically low in quality
  • Open access mandates infringe academic freedom

 

Uncover the facts here

 

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Open Access at the Natural History Museum, London

In 2017, the Natural History Museum in London signed the International Open Data Accord (joining the growing number of museums) in publishing their collection databases and digital reproductions online. This undertaking is “part of its five-year plan to build a Museum for the future” by combining the expertise and skills from museum scientists, librarians, and archivists to create and digitize electronic records, making them openly accessible to all. So far, there are 3.8 million specimens already digitized and accessible via the Museum’s Data Portal comprised of the Museum’s research and collections data.

 

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Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library is delighted to announce a new exhibition: “An Unmatched Devotion”: A 50th Anniversary Exhibition for UBC’s Norman Colbeck Collection of Nineteenth-Century and Edwardian Poetry and Belles Lettres.

For the fifteenth year in a row, UBC Library and the Alma Mater Student Society are happy to be collaborating on the annual Food for Fines Campaign.

From October 23rd to November 6th, you can pay off your fines through donating non-perishable food items at the Xwi7xwa Library desk and other branches across campus. Each food item is worth $2, and you can use your donations to pay for fines up to a maximum of $30.

All donations go to the UBC AMS Food Bank and the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. To find out more about the initiative, visit the UBC Library website.

David Lam librarian Irena Trebic was pleased to host 16 business librarians across the province on October 23, 2017 at the BC Business Librarians’ Meeting which took place at UBC Robson Square. In addition to having an EBSCO representative demonstrate the difference between Business Source Complete and Business Source Ultimate, there were many exciting demos about […]
David Lam librarian Irena Trebic was pleased to host 16 business librarians across the province on October 23, 2017 at the BC Business Librarians’ Meeting which took place at UBC Robson Square. In addition to having an EBSCO representative demonstrate the difference between Business Source Complete and Business Source Ultimate, there were many exciting demos about […]

UPDATE #2 : Access to Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference has been temporarily restored on a new site. Access on & off campus (via EZproxy).

UPDATE: Access to AHFS Drug Information has been temporarily restored on a new siteHowever, access is on campus, Library branch or via UBCSecure only.

UBC Library has lost access to AHFS Drug Information, Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference and Stockley’s Drug Interactions on MedicinesComplete. We are working on it.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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