“UBC ranks 31st among the world’s top universities in the 2013 Times Higher Education Reputation Rankings, one of only three Canadian institutions to make the top 100 list. This is the third year that Times Higher Education has published its reputational rankings. In 2012, UBC was ranked 25th in the world and in 2011, UBC was ranked 31st. The 2013 rankings are based on a survey of academic opinion, featuring 16,639 responses from 144 countries. The reputational results complement the Times Higher Education’s annual World University Rankings, which came out last fall and ranked UBC 30th. UBC consistently ranks among the top 40 universities in the world.”

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UBC Library is a top-tier research library as per recent rankings from the U.S.-based Association of Research Libraries (ARL).  Learn more about these rankings at: http://about.library.ubc.ca/2012/09/18/ubc-library-jumps-in-arl-rankings/. Visit the Library’s community, sub-communities and collections in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/81.

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schoolFrom News 1130:

“This year’s report card is out, and once again, private and independent institutions dominate the Fraser Institute’s ranking of BC’s elementary schools.

The right-wing policy group puts out the list every year. It is pored over by parents, but should you make a decision based solely on these rankings? That’s where the jury is out.”

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cIRcle (UBC’s Digital Repository) is the institutional repository (IR) at the University of British Columbia. It contains nearly 42,700 full-text items from conference proceedings and workshop presentations, current and historical theses and dissertations to journal articles including peer-reviewed ones, technical reports, graduating and honours essays to webcasts, podcasts, learning objects and more. Regularly indexed by Google, Google Scholar and other web search engines, cIRcle is accessed from all over the globe.

Since the September 2012 update, here is the latest snapshot of cIRcle according to Webometrics (the Ranking of Web Repositories):

@ In the world ranking of *all* repositories, cIRcle is ranked at number 38 (up from number 53) at: http://repositories.webometrics.info/en/world

@ In the world ranking of all *institutional* repositories, cIRcle is ranked at number 32 (up from number 44) at: http://repositories.webometrics.info/en/top_Inst

@ Ranked at 2nd in Canada (after University of Toronto) at: http://repositories.webometrics.info/en/North_america/Canada

Want to learn more about cIRcle? Visit cIRcle at: https://circle.ubc.ca/ (circle.ubc.ca) and click on the ‘About cIRcle’ tab.

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There are permanent URLs for each item in cIRcle. This means no broken links and no need to update the URL every time there is a website redesign–the links to your materials will stay the same over time. Start increasing your research impact with cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository and visit circle.ubc.ca.

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UBC Library has bolstered its standing as a top-tier research library, according to rankings from the U.S.-based Association of Research Libraries (ARL). 

Stained glass window in the Chapman Learning Commons, IKBLC

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UBC ranks 16 out of 115 ARL universities (compared to 24 last year), and third among Canadian academic institutions, in the recently released ARL Investment Index. The result reflects UBC Library’s investment in collections, services and resources – including a digitization centre, a Data/GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Lab, and new learning spaces such as the Canaccord Learning Commons.

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