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In celebration of World Book Day today, it is fitting to recognize the University of British Columbia (UBC) Press collections in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository.

Established in 1971 and widely acknowledged as Canada’s leading social sciences publisher, UBC Press publishes ‘high-quality works of original scholarship’ on a diverse range of research subjects: Aboriginal studies, Asian studies, Canadian history, environmental studies, gender and women’s studies, geography, health and food studies, law, media and communications, military and security studies, planning and urban studies, and political science.

In cIRcle, UBC Press has three collections: UBC Press Book Supplements, UBC Press Catalogues, and UBC Press Publications. With 34 titles in cIRcle so far, there has been over 14,430 page views and file downloads from all over the globe.

Explore UBC Press in cIRcle at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/440.

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cIRcle allows a more comprehensive collection of scholarly works to be submitted than may be possible in the traditional publishing world. Find published articles, books, book chapters as well as conference and working papers, reports, theses, dissertations, datasets, learning objects, multimedia materials, newsletters and administrative documents in cIRcle at: https://circle.ubc.ca/ (circle.ubc.ca).

Above image is courtesy of UBC Press

Audio-visual materials that accompany the book ‘Nooksack Place Names: Geography, Culture, Language’, by Allan Richardson and Brent Galloway have been made available in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository. The audio-visual materials are available in cIRcle at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/34111.

These unique materials “provide an elder’s recorded pronunciations of all the places named and several hundred colour images, and together with the book show the richness and strength of the Nooksack people’s connection to the land”.

Note: The audio clips contained in the PDF files are accessible to users who have the Adobe Acrobat Pro software installed on their computers.

Enjoy!

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The above UBC Press book is also available via the UBC Library catalogue at: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=5731803.

Above image is a map from the Nooksack Place Names: Geography, Culture, Language book

**UPDATE** The time is nigh! We’ve had some disappear already. The Catalogue should be updated early April.

On the heels of University of Toronto Press pulling ebooks from the Canadian Publishers Collection on ebrary, three other university presses are pulling their ebooks:

  1. McGill-Queen’s University Press
  2. Wilfred Laurie University Press
  3. University of British Columbia Press

The above publishers’ titles will be pulled in mid-March. The Catalogue and Summon will be updated then, but there may be some lag time with access lost before records are pulled.

The Canadian Publishers Collection is a “subscribed” collection, meaning we have not purchased the titles –only arranged for access. Any ebooks that we have purchased on ebrary will remain on ebrary.

But how can you tell a “Purchased” title from a “Subscribed” title on the ebrary site:

  1. on the ebrary site, go to the Advanced search screen
  2. set the first search box to  Search in Title   and add a known ebrary ebook title
  3. add a second search box to  Search in Collection   and pick  “purchased titles” from the drop-down
  4. click the “Search ebrary” button

If you get the result “Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any results. Please try a new search above”, we have not purchased the title. If in step #3 above you change “purchased titles” to “subscribed titles” and search again, you should now get a result showing.

A cumbersome process, we know, but we hope it will become more streamlined and easier to identify purchased/subscribed titles down the road. Contact us if you have any questions.

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