Posts Tagged ‘UBC Library’

Alvan Bregman, the Preservation Librarian at UBC Library. Martin Dee Photograph

The fight against mould, rot and decay

Apr. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, UBC Reports Stories, University News | Tags: , , , ,

A trip to China helps preservation librarian Alvan Bregman save UBC’s ancient treasures

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UBC unveils interactive kiosks for Chinese Canadian stories

Oct. 12, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

UBC is unveiling interactive kiosks that offer compelling stories of Chinese Canadian communities, a searchable Chinese Head Tax Register of 97,000 digitized records and Gold Mountain Quest, an educational videogame.

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UBC digitization program brings B.C. history to the world

May. 2, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , ,

An innovative UBC program has provided more than $1 million in funding to help B.C. communities promote their unique histories to audiences around the world, thanks to digitization.

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One year later: UBC remembers Japan’s earthquake, explores lessons learned

Mar. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Release, News Feed, News Tip, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC experts and community members are available to comment on the March 11 anniversary of Japan’s “triple disaster” – the earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant meltdown.

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Live-in for Literacy camps out at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Jan. 17, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Lovers of literacy and libraries are invited to come by and show their support for Live-in for Literacy, which begins this Tuesday on the second-floor foyer of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. From January 17 to 26, students will once again “camp” at the Learning Centre in order to raise funds to build one or more libraries in a developing country.

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UBC and SFU welcome $1.7M Videomatica film collection

Jan. 16, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

An exceptional film collection valued at $1.7 million will be housed and preserved by the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.

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Historical B.C. newspapers digitized by UBC Library

Nov. 7, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

For the first time, more than 45,000 pages chronicling B.C.’s storied past are available online following the completion of a British Columbia Historical Newspapers Project.

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UBC’s University Librarian first Canadian to head global group

Aug. 23, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

UBC’s University Librarian is the first Canadian to head an organization that has been the global voice of the library and information profession for more than eight decades. Earlier this month, Ingrid Parent became the President of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) for a two-year term. A UBC graduate, Parent first [...]

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UBC launches small business resource for B.C. communities

Nov. 23, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

Small businesses across British Columbia now have a free, comprehensive resource to boost their business-planning efforts and foster an online community of information and support, thanks to the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia.

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Check us out: UBC Library presents the Living Library

Sep. 20, 2010 | Filed under: Media Advisory, Uncategorized | Tags: ,

UBC kicks off its first-ever “Living Library” where users can “check out and borrow” remarkable individuals to learn more about their lives and experiences

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