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OCT 2012 | Vol. 2 No. 9


Library events

Apple Festival

A celebration of everything apple - taste test up to 60 varieties at the UBC Botanical Gardens, Saturday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry fee of $4.

Dodson Music Series

The 2012/2013 Dodson Music Series presents its inaugural concert, From Dunstable to Dowland, featuring Renaissance songs from England and mainland Europe. The event is free and open to the public, October 12 at noon in the Dodson Room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Peruvian silver exhibit

This exhibit traces the long history of silverwork and the fascination with the metal's divine and luminescent qualities. It will display pre-Columbian works to those made by contemporary artists, including national treasures seldom seen outside of Peru. The exhibit runs October 5 to December 16, 2012 at UBC's Museum of Anthropology.

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Online Editor: Jessica Woolman
Contributors: Glenn Drexhage, Allan Cho, Hilde Colenbrander
Photos from UBC Library.
Cover image of Koerner Library.

This month we focus on exciting changes and events happening at UBC Library.

UBC Library is changing

The Library is changing. As part of its strategic plan and budgetary forecast, UBC Library has announced a number of collection and service consolidations at various campus branches and sites. These transformative changes will allow the Library to strengthen its position as a valued partner in research, teaching and learning on campus.
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Open UBC

Open UBC

Open UBC is two days of events that promote open access and scholarship. This year's events explore open access in the arts and sciences, and take a look at open education in general. All of the events are free and open to the public, and are held in conjunction with UBC's Celebrate Learning Week.

Notable sessions include: Heather Piwowar presenting on open research; CTLT on open learning technologies at UBC; and an open robotics demonstration.

For a complete schedule of events, visit the Open UBC website.

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Explore the Alma Mater Society historical photographs in UBC Library's Digital Collections to find more photos like this one from Science Week in the 1980s.

cIRcle nabs top repository spot in Canada

Congratulations are due to cIRcle, UBC's open access digital repository, for claiming the top spot in the rankings of Canadian repositories. Since its 2008 launch, cIRcle has been a growing force in the open access movement among its national and international contemporaries. According to the July 2012 Webometrics rankings, cIRcle is now ranked as the top repository in Canada, and 44th out of more than 1,400 institutional repositories worldwide.

cIRcle boasts more than 42,000 items – it includes mostly full text but also audio and video files – indexed by Google, Google Scholar and other web search engines.

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