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The latest issue of LibFOCUS, UBC Library’s e-Newsletter, features open access, digital scholarship and community partnerships. 

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In this month’s issue of LibFOCUS, we celebrate the start of the fall semester with new resources for students, faculty and staff; highlights from recently digitized collections; a historical textbooks exhibit; Videomatica film screenings and more.

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Detail of Greek epigraphic squeeze.

In this month’s issue of LibFOCUS, we highlight British Columbia with features on two newly digitized albums from the Langmann Collection and a behind-the-scenes look at how the Library’s Digitization Centre supports unique province-wide projects.

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1983 Land Use: City of Vancouver,” from the Greater Vancouver Regional District Planning Department Land Use Maps collection, courtesy of UBC Library’s Digital Collections.


In this month’s issue of LibFOCUS, the focus is on campus and urban planning. We celebrate the groundbreaking of a new Library facility, award a book prize for a bio of a renowned local architect, provide walking tours and explore land use maps from decades past. 

Paddle created by Keith Point,

Paddle created by Keith Point, of the Skowkale First Nation in Chilliwack, who also descends from the Musqueam First Nation.

The latest issue of LibFOCUS features Aboriginal (Un)History Month activities – this year’s theme, “Honouring Our Journeys,” celebrates journeys that have been emotional, spiritual and educational; personal, community and institutional; and historic, contemporary or moment-in-time. Highlights includes exhibits at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, book displays at Library branches, online resources and more.

Disaster Print, 1854, from the Japanese Maps of the Tokugawa Era Collection.

Disaster Print, 1854, from the Japanese Maps of the Tokugawa Era Collection.


The latest issue of LibFOCUS celebrates the Library’s connections to the community, including the launch of the annual Community Report and a listing of Asian Heritage Month activities. Highlights include Preservation Week’s personal histories, a new exhibition of illustrated historical menus, a screening of the documentary Passage of Dreams: the Chung Collection and more.

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The Alexander Suspension Bridge, from the Uno Langmann Collection.

The latest issue of LibFOCUS highlights special collections and unique resources, including photo collections, rare books and maps. Highlights include the recently donated Uno Langmann Collection of B.C. Photographs, a tribute to longtime Library employee and supporter Suzanne Dodson, and more.


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Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, taken by Jennifer Rae Kinyak, courtesy of the Phylo Project.

The latest issue of LibFOCUS looks at research in various forms, from games and films to books and webcasts. 


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