PK2598 N4154 K73 2017
Krāntivīrako sapanā : jananāyaka Rāmaprasāda Rāīko jīvanīmā ādhārita upanyāsa / Pradīpa Nepāla

PK2598 O44 A35 2017
Ailānī : upanyāsa / Viveka Ojhā

PK2598 S312126 S47 2018
Seto bāgha : aitihāsika upanyāsa / Ḍāyamanaśamasera Rāṇā


PL2740 H4 T5 2018
啼笑因缘 / 张恨水

PL2780 F4 A1995 2017
巴金文选 : 多语种版 / 巴金著 ; 郑赛芬译

PL2794 U3 46 2017
自我演戏以来 / 欧阳予倩

PL2822 T7 A6 2017 v.2
汪曾祺文存: 迟开的玫瑰或胡闹 / 汪曾祺

PL2930.5 Y5 Q55 2017
情人节爆炸案 / 阿乙

PL2946 J56 Q56 2017
青鸟故事集 / 李敬泽


BF201 K57 2018
속임수 의 심리학 : 눈 에 보이는 것 이 전부 는 아니다! / 김 영헌 지음

PL994.33 K96 K9 2018
곁 에 남아 있는 사람 : 임 경선 소설

PL994.415 K846 N3 2018
나 는 그것 에 대해 아주 오랫 동안 생각 해 : 김 금희 짧은 소설 / 곽 명주 그림

PL994.6 M96 C464 2018
춤 추는 사신 / 배 명훈 글 ; 노 상호 그림

PL994.613 Y56 K8 2018
그냥 흘러 넘쳐도 좋아요 : 혼자 여서 즐거운 밤 의 밑줄 사용법 / 백 영옥 에세이


DS897 Y69 C555 2018
横浜華僑社会の形成と発展 : 幕末開港期から関東大震災復興期まで / 伊藤泉美

GT4884 A3 Y345 2018
八重山・祭りの源流 : シチとプール・キツガン / 大城公男

HD9466 J33 T665 2018
築地, 鮭屋の小僧が見たこと聞いたこと : しゃけこさんの市場日記 / 佐藤友美子

ND1050 T34 2018
うらめしい絵 : 日本美術に見る怨恨の競演 / 田中圭子

PL829 A727 2018
橋本多佳子全句集 / 橋本多佳子

PL856 U673 K5738 2018
「騎士団長殺し」の「穴」を読む : セクシュアリティの多様性 / 谷崎龍彦

Now that the rainy season is finally ending, we’re ready to enjoy British Columbia’s beautiful beaches. For this post, we gathered together historic photos of B.C. beaches, from right here in the Lower Mainland to Powell River.

Starting locally, we found several photos of beaches at and near UBC in the UBC Archives Photograph collection. This photo of Wreck Beach from the 1980s shows the erosion of the Point Grey cliffs:

UBC 1.1/16555-8. Point Grey cliff erosion, aerial view, showing WWII searchlight tower and close-up of cliff-face, July 1983.


This photo of Jericho Beach from 1962 also shows the surrounding area, including West Point Grey and Kitsilano:

Holborne, Peter. UBC 1.1/3303. Aerial view of Jericho beach area, September 6, 1962.


Although the exact location of this photo within Vancouver is unknown, we love this beach attire from around 1900:

[Woman on a beach], [1900?].


These postcards show Kitsilano Beach in the early 20th century – check out the men’s suits in the first photo!

The Beach, Kitsilano, [between 1905 and 1915?].

Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver, Canada, [between 1910 and 1935?].

Kitsilano Beach and Swimming Pool, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, [between 1920 and 1930?].


We found several photos of English Bay and Second Beach, over by Stanley Park:

Timms, Philip T. A warm day at the beach, Vancouver B.C., [1906].

English Bay, Vancouver, B.C., [between 1930 and 1939?].

Bullen, Harry Elder. Stanley Park, Second Beach, [between 1910 and 1920?].

Second Beach, Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., [between 1920 and 1927?].


This photo shows several 1920s businesses near Crescent Beach in Surrey, including an ice cream parlor and a shop selling fish and chips:

Crescent Beach, B.C., [between 1920 and 1930?].


This postcard shows a bustling day at Boundary Bay, close to the Canada/U.S. border:

Boundary Bay, [between 1905 and 1915?].


In this postcard, swimmers and boaters enjoy the beach at Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver:

Whytecliff, B.C., [between 1920 and 1935?].


In Powell River, Willingdon Beach is a serene location for enjoying the beach and camping:

Powell River Studios. Willingdon Beach, 1947.


We hope you get the chance this season to visit the nearby beaches and other vacation spots around the province to enjoy what B.C. has to offer.

The Puban Collection, one of UBC Library’s collections of rare books, was gathered by Chinese physician Junshi Yao during the 1940s and 1950s. Spanning 45,000 volumes, the collection is one of the primary resources for Chinese studies in North America.

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Today is World Book and Copyright Day, an international event in support of books, reading, and literacy. This year, the focus is on protecting and supporting Indigenous languages, in conjunction with the International Year of Indigenous Languages. You can read more about World Book and Copyright Day on the United Nations and UNESCO websites.

In recognition of World Book and Copyright Day, we’ve gathered together items from our collections that showcase reading over the past century. We hope you can spend some time with a great book today!


UBC 1.1/16567. View of Library reading room at Fairview campus, 1919.


[Passenger reading on the outer deck of the first C.P. R.M.S. Empress of Scotland], [1927?].


UBC 1.1/5852-3. Students studying in Main Library concourse, 1949.


UBC 3.1/844-2. People undergoing a reading efficiency test, [1953].


Law Library, [between 1960 and 1969].


UBC 93.1/809. Judith C. Thiele with braille book and reading equipment in Crane Library, 1970.


UBC 44.1/1231. Ker, Charles. Frances Woodward, Library, peers over three miniature books from Special Collections, 1995.


UBC 44.1/821. Wilson, Gavin. Graduate student Shirley Sterling reading to grandchild, 1997.

It’s been nearly five years since Anne Lama, Library Conservator, joined the team at UBC Library. At the time, her move from Paris to Vancouver was a big change for her and her family. “We packed everything and decided to move first for one year,” she says. “And in fact, we fell in love with Canada and the people so we stayed.”

Having spent 10 years at the National Archives in France, Anne has brought time-tested experience to UBC Library but remembers the challenge of adapting to a new institution, language and culture, all at once. She noticed, for example, that the atmosphere at UBC—and Vancouver in general—is quite different than what she experienced in France. “It’s about the way people work and the difference, of course, with France. Here it’s very calm, everybody is zen,” she laughs. For new UBC hires, Anne’s advice is simple: “I would say take your time to get to know everybody, the services, and how it works before jumping in to your work.”

While relatively new to Canadian culture then—she did an internship in Toronto in 1999—she also had the unique opportunity to establish preservation-conservation processes at UBC, which, until she arrived, had not had a dedicated Conservator on staff. “National Archives has a big restoration lab with almost 20 people working there,” she recalls, who now works on a team of two with an assistant.

No longer the newcomer, Anne has a strong vision for the future. When asked about her wish list for the next five years, she doesn’t hesitate: “I really want to set up a Preservation Lab.”

“We try to evaluate our needs and to see in which direction we want to go,” she says, noting that the direction they choose would also inform what equipment the lab would house and the kinds of work the lab would specialize in. A balance needs to be struck between preventive conservation work for the general collection and the more specialized work that is required for materials in Rare Books and Special Collections. “We need specific materials to be able to perform reversible conservation work. We need to also use supplies which do not transform the object completely, but preserve the original aspect of the object, like Japanese paper or starch paste.”

As for life in Vancouver, Anne continues to make the most of it, bicycling on weekends and visiting the pool during summer, travelling, and exploring all the art available around the city. Though she doesn’t often get the chance these days, Anne also enjoys book binding in her spare time.

Anne Lama is one of UBC Library’s 2018 Employee Recognition Award winners, receiving the Employee Excellence Award for her outstanding work. Read more about the awards and this year’s recipients.


Construction and demolition work will begin in the Asian Library on Thursday, May 2.

Access to the upper floor of the Library will remain restricted. Essential items in the library’s collection have been relocated to the lower floor to facilitate use, while all other material has been moved off-site and will be inaccessible for the duration of the construction.

Room bookings for meeting rooms will be suspended due to noise transfer to the rooms throughout construction.

The renovation, which is expected to be completed in the late Fall of 2019 will allow for better service delivery, study spaces, and programming spaces for the Asian Library as well as several improvements for the collection.

Thank you for your understanding as we continue to improve spaces and services for faculty, students and the community.

Any questions about the renovation can be directed to Shirin Eshghi, Head, Asian Library.

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