The 2013/14 Report of the University Librarian to the Senate is now available. Read about our highlights from last year including our new study and collaboration spaces, additions to our physical and digital collections, initiatives to strengthen our ties with the First Nations and Asian communities and more. Learn about our upcoming plans as we move into the final year of the Library strategic plan.

View the entire report below or download the PDF.

 

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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. 

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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.

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