As the year 2013 draws to a close, it’s a perfect time to review a quick sampling of cIRcle news stories which were featured by the Library. We hope you will not only read them but will also find inspiration and/or ideas on how you can disseminate your scholarly research in the New Year. Enjoy!

Flashback to a time when cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository nabbed a top spot [p.26]:

UBC Library update – CPSLD Newsletter by Glenn Drexhage on January 31, 2013 | “University Librarian Ingrid Parent’s remarks about the challenges and opportunities facing UBC Library, and research libraries around the world, are highlighted in the Fall 2012 issue of the CPSLD Newsletter.” http://about.library.ubc.ca/2013/01/31/ubc-library-update-cpsld-newsletter/

Recall when cIRcle did it again and ranked even higher according to Webometrics [p.2]:

Spring update in the BCLA Browser – cIRcle rises in rankings by Glenn Drexhage on April 3, 2013 | “UBC’s open access digital repository launched by the Library in 2008 – has moved up in international rankings.” http://about.library.ubc.ca/2013/04/03/spring-update-in-the-bcla-browser/

Discover how cIRcle provides open access to a treasure trove of UBC research globally:

A look inside a digital repository by Jessica Woolman on September 27, 2013 | “The world-wide recognition and awareness of me and UBC increases each time a person finds their way to cIRcle,” says Dwayne Tannant, a Professor at UBC’s School of Engineering. http://about.library.ubc.ca/2013/09/27/a-look-inside-a-digital-repository/

Explore why the GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award helps increase graduate research impact:

An opportunity for graduate work to stand out by Glenn Drexhage on November 29, 2013 | “In grad school, there is so much emphasis on the thesis, but a lot of great coursework happens along the way, stuff that we’re proud of but doesn’t really get too much recognition beyond a course grade,” says Bailey. “The Open Scholar Award gives an opportunity for that work to stand out.” http://about.library.ubc.ca/2013/11/29/an-opportunity-for-graduate-work-to-stand-out/

Learn more about cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository at: circle.ubc.ca [https://circle.ubc.ca/]

Did You Know?

The inaugural Berlin 11 Student and Early Stage Researcher Satellite Conference was held on November 18, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Gain a UBC graduate student’s perspective into this open access event hosted by the Max Planck Society and the Right to Research Coalition. Read, A Student Profile: Advocating for open access with Tracey Vantyghem and A UBC graduate student’s view of open access and greater research impact for more details. 

Above image is courtesy of the Celebrate Research Week website.

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UBC Library’s Winter Update appears in the new issue of the BCLA Browser (Volume 4, no.1), the newsletter of the British Columbia Library Association.

Have a read and find out about the exceptional Videomatica film collection being housed and preserved by UBC and SFU; the B.C. Historical Newspapers Project; a CLIR meeting at UBC Library; the latest instalment of Live-in for Literacy: exhibitions at Rare Books and Special Collections; the Great Reads leisure reading program; and exciting news involving cIRcle, UBC’s digital repository.


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