UBC Library's monthly e-Newsletter to the campus community and beyond features the latest on upcoming events, digital collections and other news. 
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Apr 2014 | Vol. 4 No. 4

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Library events

Art of the Book
April 14 - May 16
Art of the Book 2013 is the sixth juried travelling exhibition from the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG). Book samples range from traditional texts with embellished covers or pages, to hand-stitched or embroidered pages that unfold like accordions. Intricate bindings complement imaginative sculptures, showing that books can also be enjoyed as art objects. Open house on May 8.

historical map

The Andrew McCormick collection contains a wide variety of historical maps and illustrations, dating from 1503 to 1910. McCormick was a long-time faculty member at UBC and active researcher. Explore the collection and journey into this fascinating cartographic history.

Deputy Chief Librarian – UBC Okanagan

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Online Editor: Andrea Coutts
Photos from UBC Library, Art of the Book photo taken by Mike Scullen.
Cover image The Alexander Suspension Bridge, from the Uno Langmann Collection.

In this month’s issue of LibFOCUS, we shine the spotlight on some special collections at UBC Library, and celebrate the unique resources available to Library users.

Langmann photo collection provides insight to B.C. history

A treasure trove of rare historical photos from the early days of British Columbia will be preserved, digitized and made public, thanks to a gift from a Vancouver art collector to UBC.
The Uno Langmann Family Collection of B.C. Photographs, donated by Uno and Dianne Langmann, consists of more than 18,000 rare and unique early photographs from the 1850s to the 1970s. It is considered the premiere private collection of early provincial photos, and an important illustrated history of early photographic methods.
Images from the collection are being digitized and will be available on the Library’s website beginning Summer 2014. Library users will be able to request items from the collection through UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections.
Explore the images on Flickr and see the resulting media coverage below.

Library Special Collections, as seen in the Ubyssey

UBC Library provides users with access to the rare and wonderful, as recently highlighted in the Ubyssey. UBC’s student newspaper profiles a number of gems from Rare Books and Special Collections, including a letter from Napoleon Bonaparte (Derek Lukin Johnston Collection); Uncle Jim’s Canadian Nursery Rhymes (Arkley Collection); the Olive Allen Biller collection; an act dealing with “swine and goats” from the John Keenlyside Legal Research collection; and a copy of Alice in Wonderland that features illustrations from the surrealist artist Salvador Dali.
Read Book supplement: 5 incredible relics from UBC Rare Books in the Ubyssey.

Earl and Suzanne Dodson

UBC Library celebrates Suzanne Cates Dodson, 1933-2014

Suzanne Cates Dodson, a longtime employee and fervent supporter of UBC Library, passed away on March 6, 2014. In tribute, the B.C. Flag at Main Mall and Agronomy Road on the Vancouver campus was lowered on March 13.
After earning her degree in librarianship from UBC, Suzanne joined UBC Library, where she worked for 36 years before retiring in 1999.
Read more about Suzanne’s life and reflections from her Library colleagues.

Shortlist announced for Basil Stuart-Stubbs Book Prize

 Titles about a renowned British Columbia architect, an esteemed Haida artist and Vancouver’s iconic Stanley Park are featured in the shortlist for the 2014 Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia.
This annual prize, sponsored by UBC Library and the Pacific BookWorld News Society, recognizes the best scholarly book published on a B.C. subject by a Canadian author.
Find out which titles appear on the shortlist.

UBC Library in the news

 This coverage highlights the launch of the Uno Langmann Family Collection of B.C. Photographs. For more, please view the March 18 news release.
For the latest Library news, visit the About UBC Library site.

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