UBC’s Asian Library, in collaboration with the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum and Archives,  presents Where Did the Immigrants Actually Come From? This exhibit, first shown in the Asian Library in 2010, was followed by a two-year project that involved mapping the villages and towns recorded in the Head Tax database.

The exhibit runs Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. until July 3 at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum in Chinatown (555 Columbia Street, Vancouver).

For more information, please visit here.

Hey hockey fans – are you feeling Stanley Cup fever? Then tap into some hockey history courtesy of UBC Library – and impress fellow fans with your knowledge of the Vancouver Canucks and insights into the Canada’s storied sporting pastime. From anecdotes to kids’ lit, biographies to bibliographies, we’ve got something for everyone who’s hot on hockey. So come in, check us out – and cheer on the Canucks!

Generation:1 is an exhibit at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre that showcases the artworks of local Asian Canadian artists. Since 1996, the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society has endeavoured to explore the diversity of Asian Canadian life and culture and promote the discussion of relevant issues and concerns within and beyond the Asian-Canadian community. 2011 marks the second anniversary of VAHMS hosting Generation:1 at the Learning Centre.

The exhibit, which runs in two “waves,” is on display through June 25. For more information, please visit Generation: 1.

UBC Library is excited to bring you our new monthly e-newsletter, LibFOCUS – a fresh, new way of providing information to our community subscribers.

Each month, we’ll deliver news and updates about UBC Library to your inbox. Hear about upcoming events, find out about new additions to our collections, discover which librarians are blogging and explore ways to connect with us.

You can view a copy of LibFOCUS here. We hope you enjoy this first issue – please let us know what you think by emailing library.communications@ubc.ca.

Read all about it: UBC Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of digital newspaper archives that chronicle life during past centuries in the United Kingdom and the U.S.

The 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers digital archive features about 1,270 newspapers and news pamphlets from the United Kingdom. It totals nearly one million pages and includes titles such as the Daily Courant, the London Gazette, the London Chronicle and hundreds more.

The news sources, collected by the Reverend Charles Burney, represent the largest single archive of English news media from the 17th and 18th centuries available from the British Library. The original Burney volumes are now in fragile condition and have been restricted from ordinary reading room use.

Developed in partnership with the British Library and JISC, 19th Century British Library Newspapers offers full runs of national, regional and local 19th-century British newspapers, taken directly from the extensive holdings of the British Library. The collection includes the full text of 71 newspapers, totalling more than three million pages.

Released in two parts, the selection of predominantly liberal, left-of centre or radical publications in part one has been balanced in part two by the inclusion of two London newspapers, The Standard and the Morning Post. For most of the 19th century these represented conservative opinion.

Meanwhile, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers features full-text content and images from numerous newspapers based in urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on topics such as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration, Antebellum-era life and more.

Good news for business researchers: the David Lam Library continues to enhance its Business FAQs database, which was launched in December 2010. The FAQs, designed to answer common questions about the David Lam Library and business research, can be searched by keyword or browsed by category. The database is based on the Business FAQs at the Lippincott Library at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

There are currently six categories of questions, and business librarians will continue to add more during the spring and summer.

The categories include:

1.       Business Databases – general questions about accessing business databases

2.       Canaccord Learning Commons – facilities and services

3.       David Lam Management Research Library – facilities and services

4.       Labour – labour-related research, including collective bargaining, industrial relations and the labour market

5.       Management – management research, including human resource management, executive pay and recruitment

6.       Sauder School of Business – questions relating to Sauder publications

Click here to access the database. Your feedback is welcome – please send your comments and questions to Lindsay Ure.

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