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UBC Library’s preservation program for physical and digital items is highlighted in a UBC Reports article. 

“The long-term stewardship of materials both digital and analog is one of the cornerstones of libraries,” says Bronwen Sprout, Digital Initiatives Coordinator at UBC Library. The article also features the Library’s Alvan Bregman and Jo Anne Newyear Ramirez.

Read The fight against mould, rot and decay in UBC Reports.



In case you missed it, a new modular storage facility is being built to accommodate the future growth of the University of British Columbia’s Library collections. Some of the top FAQs of the new BC Integrated Research Library (IRL) include:

Will students and researchers be able to access the IRL like any other UBC Library branch? Is the IRL open to non-UBC students and researchers? How will items be selected for the IRL? How quickly will items be retrieved? And, of course, the biggest question: When will the IRL be completed?

More details about the BC IRL are available at:

Did You Know?

There is “a partnership with SFU, UVic, UBC and UNBC to program a Speaker Series that supports scholarship, fosters learning and brings awareness to our respective communities on emerging issues in the information landscape”. Visit the British Columbia Research Libraries Group (BCRLG) community in cIRcle at:

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A public consultation on the BC Integrated Research Library (IRL) project has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 27. Library users, residents of the University Neighbourhood Association, and others are invited to attend to find out more about the BC IRL from the project team.

The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Concourse of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall.

The BC IRL project is being managed by UBC Properties Trust along with various committees including architects, construction management, UBC Library and UBC Campus and Community Planning representatives. 

Read the FAQs about the BC IRL and an overview of the project.

For more information on the BC IRL, please contact Leonora Crema, Associate University Librarian, Client Services & Programs by phone at 604.822.8473 or via email at

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