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UBC Library's monthly e-Newsletter to the campus community and beyond features the latest on upcoming events, digital collections and other news. 

July 2014 | Vol. 4 No. 7

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Library events


Ing clan exhibition
June 14 – July 14 l 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street
 
The Ing Suey Sun Tong Association of Vancouver celebrates its centennial this month with an exhibition of rare historic artifacts and renowned figures of the Ing clan at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum. The exhibition, sponsored by the Asian Library and the Chinese Stamp and Numismatic Society of Canada, displays more than 100 historic artifacts and documents as well as the biographies of nine distinguished figures of the Wu clan.


Christos Dikeakos: Sites and place names
June 20 – August 17
Main floor foyer of Koerner Library, 1958 Main Mall
 
Dikeakos is a Vancouver photographer whose work has addressed the urban environment and our understanding of history. The works on display are in the University Art Collection at UBC’s Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery; they belong to Sites and Place Names: Vancouver, an ongoing series produced by Dikeakos.


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Online Editor: Andrea Coutts
Photos from UBC Library.
Cover image “1983 Land Use: City of Vancouver,” from the Greater Vancouver Regional District Planning Department Land Use Maps collection, courtesy of UBC Library’s Digital Collections
 

In this month’s issue of LibFOCUS, the focus is on campus and urban planning. We celebrate the groundbreaking of a new Library facility, award a book prize for a bio of a renowned local architect, provide walking tours and explore land use maps from decades past. 
 

UBC Library launches Library PARC

four staff with golden shovels
L-R: Rue Ramirez, Associate University Librarian; Ingrid Parent, University Librarian; David Farrar, UBC Provost and Vice President Academic; Melody Burton, Deputy University Librarian
 
UBC Library recently celebrated a groundbreaking for Library Preservation and Archives (aka Library PARC), a modular storage facility being built to accommodate the future growth of our collections.
 
Very low circulation items from the Library’s collections will be relocated to Library PARC, freeing up physical space at branches for other uses – including student and research services, study spaces and informal learning areas, multimedia labs, scholarly exchanges and more. Please contact Rue Ramirez with any questions about the project.
 

Arthur Erickson bio wins Basil Stuart-Stubbs Book Prize

 image of winner
L-R: Ingrid Parent, University Librarian; David Stouck, author and prize winner; Brenda Peterson, UBC Librarian and wife of Basil Stuart-Stubbs. Photo credit: Don Erhardt
 
Family, friends, colleagues and book lovers gathered to celebrate the awarding of the second annual Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia.
 
North Vancouver’s David Stouck won for Arthur Erickson: An Architect’s Life, a biography on the renowned local architect. The $1,000 prize, given by UBC Library and the Pacific BookWorld News Society, was established in memory of Basil Stuart-Stubbs, a bibliophile, scholar and librarian who passed away in 2012.

Interested in reading this award-winning title? Arthur Erickson is available at UBC Library and UBC Bookstore.
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Map of Vancouver

Explore land use maps from decades past, produced by the Greater Vancouver Regional District (now Metro Vancouver). These fascinating records are used by UBC students in urban planning and geography, and are frequently consulted by the local business community, including environmental engineers, site remediation consultants and property development firms.
 
The lot-by-lot maps, held in UBC Library’s Map and Atlas Collection, are now also available online
Read more.


Asian Library participates in campus walking tour

Chinese-speaking residents living on UBC’s Vancouver campus were recently treated to a walking tour and reception courtesy of the Asian Library, the Office of the Provost and VP Academic, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Campus and Community Planning (C+CP) and the University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA).
 
This event was created to enhance the relationship between the University and the residents, and to foster an intercultural neighbourhood.
Read more.
 

   
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