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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. 
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NOV 2012 | Vol. 2 No. 10

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UBC Remembers

Join UBC for the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony on Sunday, November 11. The program for this year will include music provided by the UBC Women's Choir, the UBC Brass Quintet and the Zing! Children's Choir. At the War Memorial Gym from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Dodson Music Series

The 2012/2013 Dodson Music Series presents its second concert, The larks, still bravely singing, fly, featuring music of wartime, remembrance and peace. The event is free and open to the public, Friday, November 9 at noon in the Dodson Room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

UBC Bookstore Annual Booksale

UBC Bookstore is holding its annual discount book sale, at the Vancouver, Robson Square and Okanagan campuses. General (non-course) remainder titles will be on sale at up to 75 per cent off. Visit the Bookstore from November 17 to December 10.

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Online Editor: Jessica Woolman
Contributors: Glenn Drexhage, Linda Ong, Allan Cho, Chris Hives
Photos from UBC Library.
Cover image map of the University Endowment Lands and early campus, courtesy of University Archives.

This month we focus on remembrance of the past and inspiration for the future.

Rethinking the future

Academic libraries worldwide are facing rapid technological change and seismic shifts in how users access information and create knowledge in the digital age. Old models are no longer sustainable. Libraries must re-think the future.UBC Library is changing

A recent interview of University Librarian Ingrid Parent is featured in the November issue of UBC Reports.

The interview is accompanied by a short video, "Leading an academic library in the digital age."
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Robotic Storage System

The changing role of a university library

The transformation of UBC Library is examined in a feature article in the Ubyssey. The article, "Turning a Page: the changing role of the university library," examines issues including electronic resources, digitization, collections management, space and budgetary issues, and more.

"This is where students and faculty, too, come for the learning environment, to work together, to do projects together," said Ingrid Parent.
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Soliders in battle
On Remembrance Day, take a moment to remember those in uniform with this digital collection from World War I. Visit Digital Collections to find more photos like this one from the British Western Front in France.


Students circa 1922A Trek to remember

"UBC's culture of student activism began on Oct. 28, 1922. Nine decades ago, 1,200 UBC students marched on a symbolic eight-kilometre journey to the Point Grey campus and convinced the government to construct UBC."

A recent feature in the Ubyssey recounts the historic Great Trek and the establishment of the University at the Point Grey Campus. University Archivist Chris Hives, who has written several articles about UBC's early years, described the Great Trek as "the student pilgrimage that came to define the university."
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