The 17th World Sanskrit Conference logo

The 17th World Sanskrit Conference logo

 

 

 

Convened under the auspices of the International Association of Sanskrit Studies, the triennial World Sanskrit Conference is the premier international forum for professional researchers and educators of the Sanskrit language and its literatures, and of the history, religion, and cultures of pre-modern South Asia.

 

Attracting 600+ delegates from across the globe, the 17th WSC was held in Vancouver, Canada from July 9-13, 2018 and was the first time that this prestigious event was held in Canada.

 

Within cIRcle, UBC’s digital repository, this online collection houses the Proceedings of the 17th WSC including selected full-length papers from the 500 presentations approved for inclusion in the conference programme by the WSC2018 Academic Advisory Board. The papers within certain Sections were subject to formal peer review. Note: Papers will continue to be released on a rolling basis.

 

cIRcle is thrilled to have made these 17th WSC proceedings openly accessible via the Library’s Open Collections digital collection portal and looks forward to preserving them over the long-term for scholarly researchers and beyond for many years to come.

 

Browse the WSC2018 collection

 

Visit the WSC2018 website

 

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News Release from Research Data Alliance (RDA): 

 

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) are pleased to announce an agreement to work together to strengthen and expand capacities for research data management within the international data repository community.

COAR and RDA have a shared mission to improve access and use of research outputs, leading to better research and new discoveries. As part of this agreement, the organizations intend to coordinate more closely on strategic initiatives of shared interest, regularly exchange information about activities, and conduct joint webinars and events to support common aims.

 

Read the full press release

 

About Research Data Management (RDM) at UBC

 

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Above image is courtesy of the International Open Access Week site

 

This year’s 2019 International Open Access Week theme is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge” as recently announced by the 2019 Open Access Week Advisory Committee

 

The International Open Access Week – happening on October 21-27, 2019 – provides an opportunity for all “to take action in making openness the default for research—to raise the visibility of scholarship, accelerate research, and turn breakthroughs into better lives”, as per SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition).

 

Building on last year’s theme, “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge,” this year’s theme will focus on answering the following questions:

 

  • Whose interests are being prioritized in the actions we take and in the platforms that we support?

 

  • Whose voices are excluded? Are underrepresented groups included as full partners from the beginning?

 

  • Are we supporting not only open access but also equitable participation in research communication?

 

 

Learn more about open access at UBC and beyond via the following ways:

 

Check out the UBC Library’s Open Access page in the coming months

 

Visit the open.ubc.ca site for more Open Access resources

 

View and download 70 Open Access Week items in cIRcle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy: Pixabay

 

In 2018, there were many events, projects and happenings at UBC and cIRcle was glad to share in those happy moments with some of you who are part of the UBC community and its affiliates.

At a time when many are reflecting on the past year while looking forward to the one new one just around the corner, cIRcle is happy to share three memorable UBC highlights: an historical UBC president speech, a jubilant graduation year, and a note of thanks.

 

Apology

An historical UBC milestone occurred earlier this year when UBC President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Santa Ono, delivered a Statement of Apology on behalf of UBC concerning its role in the residential school system. Hundreds attended the live event held and recorded on April 9, 2018 at the long-awaited opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC). On May 26, 2018, around 200 Aboriginal students graduated from UBC with a special First Nations House of Learning (FNHL) Graduation Ceremony held at the FNHL building and marked another significant moment in UBC history.

 

Browse UBC President’s Speeches and Writings

 

 

Graduation

Approximately 8,000 UBCV & UBCO students jubilantly celebrated their graduation from UBC which totalled 28 UBCV and 6 UBCO graduate ceremonies held in 2018. As part of tradition, UBCV honorary degrees have been awarded as far back as 1925 and from 2006 at UBCO. In 2018, some of the honorary degree recipients included Naomi Oreskes, Ryan Holmes and Ross Beaty, to name just a few. Earlier this month, Susan Parker (University Librarian) attended the UBC iSchool convocation among others and reflectively wrote the following:

“The work that everyone in the UBC Library does, every day, supports the achievements of these graduates. It is an honour to participate in the academic procession and join faculty, deans, the President, and the Chancellor on the stage at convocation, and I was glad to share the excitement and pride of these talented young people.”

 

Browse UBC Theses and Dissertations

 

 

Innovation

 

UBC plays a vital in Canadian and global innovation with its high ranking among the top innovative universities worldwide in fields of study from agriculture, audiovisual and performing arts to education, engineering, forestry to technology and much more. Behind any inspiring, collaborative work and innovation happening at UBC, there is a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise gained along the way and a drive to succeed.

 

On that note, we want to say “Thank you” to all of the authors, contributors, partners and their supporters for making such UBC research openly accessible to the global scholarly community and beyond via cIRcle in 2018.

 

Note: The following list is a sampling of UBC authors’ and community research work added to cIRcle this year:

 

Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution (APDR) Working Paper Series

Austin, Jehannine et al.

Avina-Zubieta, Antonio et al.

Banff International Research Station (BIRS)

BC Mine Reclamation 2018 (BC Association for Mineral Exploration (AME BC) & British Columbia Technical and Research Committee (BCTRCR))

Camp, Pat et al.

Centre for Chinese Research

Chan, Kwok Kou Leonard

Cibere, Jolanda et al.

Database of Religious History

De Vera, Mary et. al.

Department of Anthropology (The Ethnograph)

Department of Asian Studies

Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies (Ziegler Series)

Department of English

Department of History

Department of Psychology

Douglas, Jennifer

Esdaile, John et al.

Fisheries Centre (Research Reports)

Frackman, Kyle

Franzel (Ziegler Series)

Fuller, Sylvia et al.

Galea, Liisa A. M.

Giang, Amanda et al.

Gregr, Edward J. et al.

Greyson, Devon et al.

Harris, Leila et al.

Hong Kong Studies Initiative (HKSI)

International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) Colloquia

Johnston, Charlotte et al.

Kwok, Sun

Limbrick-Oldfield, Eve

Liu, Yinbin

Lo, Louis

Manning, Cara

Masuda, Jeffrey R.

McGrane, David

Mercer, Sterett et. al.

MRAi (Making Research Accessible initiative)

Newbury, R. et al.

O’Brien et al.

Ono, Santa (UBC President Ono speeches & writing)

Open Access Week 2017 & 2018 panels

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

Peters, Cheryl

Pilsworth, Jessica et al.

Poole, Warren

Portage

Prior, J. et al. (CeMCOR Protocol)

Sanaee, May et al.

Scheifele, B. et al.

School of Nursing (Oliffe, John Lindsay; Hughes, Merrilee A.)

School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) Grand Rounds Seminar Series

Shoveller, Jean et al.

SLAIS Research Days

Somerville, Tsur

Sustainability Office (UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Reports)

Taylor, Alison et al.

Transnational Business Governance Interactions (TBGI) Working Papers

TRIUMF Theses

Tsang, Steve

Vaccine Evaluation Centre

Vancouver Institute Lectures

Wang, Yemin et al.

Whitehead, Lorne et al.

Wideman, T. J. et al.

Wilson, David et. al.

 

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Discover Faculty Research and Publications

 

Peruse Graduate Research and Undergraduate Research

 

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It is a pleasure to announce the release of cIRcle, UBC’s Research Repository Impact and Activity Report for 2017-2018!

 

In 2017-2018, cIRcle reached another milestone of over 60,000 items and saw an increase of its annual growth rate from 8% in previous years to 10%.

 

This report highlights’ include a sampling of cIRcle’s new and ongoing partnerships, its growth and development along with a snapshot of its top content contributors.

 

Two spotlights of cIRcle projects and collections included in the report are the BioMed Central/SpringerOpen project and the noteworthy additions in the UBC President’s Speeches and Writing collection.

 

Explore UBC research in cIRcle, for example, the growing number of preprints and postprints of academic journal articles, conference proceedings, departmental publications, technical reports, course notes, and much more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last year, UBC Library joined its partners (SFU, BCIT, KPU and Douglas College) in organizing a series of free events for Science Literacy Week and created a Library Guide to Science Literacy Week too. In previous years, UBC Library celebrated Science Literacy Week along with 140+ organizations across Canada and hosted a Wikipedia edit-a-thon, a Science Expo, and a Living Library of graduate students who could be “borrowed” like books to talk about their inspiring research, and more.

In anticipation of Science Literacy Week happening 17-23 September 2018, you can also enjoy listening to a round of Frequencies podcasts including transcripts (courtesy of the UBC Okanagan Library) recorded at last year’s Science Literary Week event. This unique series is one that “explores the connections between science and society: the implications of scientific research on our culture, how scientists communicate their ideas, and how our society responds”.

Also, stay tuned for the soon-to-be-released “Science Literacy Week: Building Partnerships through a Passion for Discovery” (a conference paper co-authored by UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan librarians) arriving in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository via UBC Library’s Open Collections portal.

 

Learn more about cIRcle

 

 

 

 

For over a century, there has been a rather curious and unique public lecture event happening every Saturday evening at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

 

From its humble beginnings in 1916, the Vancouver Institute (VI) has been holding free public lectures presented by locally, nationally and internationally recognized, distinguished scholars and notable industry professionals alike from UBC and beyond.

 

Spanning several decades now, the VI lectures’ collection (made available by the UBC Library in partnership with the VI) is steadily growing in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository. This one-of-a-kind mixed collection of audio and video materials is a fine testament to the historical, scientific, technical and academic knowledge, expertise and wisdom accumulated by the VI speakers over the years.

 

The VI lectures’ collection is teeming with a wide range of scientific, archaeological and other intriguing discoveries to philosophical musings and historical biographies to politics, policies and opinions to advanced technologies in education, medicine, and just about everything else in between.

 

This treasure trove of knowledge consists of novel, creative and innovative ideas and notions to the hard-knock school of lessons learned through good (and, at times, not so good), old-fashioned trial and error. Since then, the array of topics presented by past and current VI speakers were, and still are to this day, all-engaging, funny, illuminating, candid and as inspiring as ever.

 

A round of applause is due to Green College at UBC for its administrative management of the VI lectures over the years and transferred seamlessly over to the new Global Reporting Centre on January 1, 2018.

 

Another round of applause goes to University Archives for digitizing the vast majority of the VI lectures, the individual materials are continuing to be digitized and made openly accessible in the VI lectures’ collection in cIRcle via UBC Library’s Open Collections portal.

 

While waiting for upcoming VI lectures, below are some past and present VI lectures to watch now online anytime and anywhere:

 

The next 50 years in engineering http://hdl.handle.net/2429/36288

 

Gold or dross — The romantic past and future potential of B.C.’s mineral wealth http://hdl.handle.net/2429/19745

 

The golden age of astronomy http://hdl.handle.net/2429/15122

 

Ecological reserves in British Columbia http://hdl.handle.net/2429/30981

 

An evening with Mary Hemingway http://hdl.handle.net/2429/20033

 

Life under the sun: The past and future of solar energy http://hdl.handle.net/2429/20760

 

Artists in medieval workshops http://hdl.handle.net/2429/20769

 

Observations and photographs http://hdl.handle.net/2429/20044

 

Virginia Woolf: a personal portrait http://hdl.handle.net/2429/34467

 

Einstein — the man and his work http://hdl.handle.net/2429/35297

 

The coinage of Athens and the ancient world http://hdl.handle.net/2429/35868

 

The mystique of the detective story http://hdl.handle.net/2429/20819

 

Byzantine archaeology: a city revealed http://hdl.handle.net/2429/34338

 

Leonard Cohen: “The only tourist in Havana” http://hdl.handle.net/2429/13026

 

Dogs and people: The history and psychology of a relationship http://hdl.handle.net/2429/32808

 

Dealing with SARS http://hdl.handle.net/2429/32104

 

Journey of the Blue Whale http://hdl.handle.net/2429/61793

 

Digital Dumping Ground : The Global Trade in Electronic Waste http://hdl.handle.net/2429/61570

 

The Human-Animal Bond : Our History With Dogs http://hdl.handle.net/2429/61571

 

Desert Dust and the World’s Environments http://hdl.handle.net/2429/61150

 

Hammering the Klavier : Beethoven’s Earthshaking and Bone-crushing Masterpiece http://hdl.handle.net/2429/62270

 

Media Ethics on the Digital Frontier http://hdl.handle.net/2429/61152

 

Bug Shells and Butterfly Wings : New Materials Inspired by Nature http://hdl.handle.net/2429/62080

 

Stroke : New Evidence on Prevention and Recovery http://hdl.handle.net/2429/62337

 

Cheap : The High Cost of Discount Culture http://hdl.handle.net/2429/62344

 

Let Them Eat Dirt : Raising Children With Their Microbes http://hdl.handle.net/2429/62338

 

Bee Time : What Can We Learn from the Demise of Bees? http://hdl.handle.net/2429/62335

 

 

 

 

 

It is a pleasure to release the cIRcle Annual Impact & Activity Report 2016-2017!

 

In 2016-2017, cIRcle (UBC’s Digital Repository) had over 56,000 items. In the past two years, cIRcle has archived more than 4,000 deposits per year — an average annual growth rate of 8%.

 

Other highlights included in the report:

  • A breakdown of the increase in faculty content and a quick summary of the top content contributors
  • Developed cIRcle guidelines and practices on improving metadata for greater access and discoverability via UBC Library’s Open Collections portal
  • Featured Research Associate Emerita at the Royal British Columbia Museum and UBC alumna, Mary-Lou Florian
  • Spotlight on a few key partnerships and collaborations such as the Vancouver Institute Lecture Series and more

 

A quick sampling of new additions to cIRcle included:

Enhancing the clinical reflective capacities of nursing students http://hdl.handle.net/2429/59683

Form follows parking : strategies for mitigating the impacts of excess parking supply http://hdl.handle.net/2429/57704

Embedding the Frames of Evidence-Based Practice : Intersections in Librarianship http://hdl.handle.net/2429/58260

Research Data Management (RDM) Needs of Science and Engineering Researchers : A View from Canada http://hdl.handle.net/2429/58265

Analyzing Fire Ignition Data in the Kamloops, Lillooet and Merritt fire zones : with implications toward the effects of fire suppression on the landscape http://hdl.handle.net/2429/59241

The landscape of rare cancer : a sea of opportunity http://hdl.handle.net/2429/59312

Interventions to Improve Patient Hand Hygiene : A Systematic Review http://hdl.handle.net/2429/60520

 

And, last but not least by any means, we were thrilled to add the first fourteen items from UBC President Santa Ono and we look forward to adding more this year!

 

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