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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. 
Greek epigraphic squeeze

August 2014 | Vol. 4 No. 8

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Library events

Celebrating Professor Chia-ying Yeh
 
July 28 – August 20 l 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Asian Centre / Asian Library, 1871 West Mall
 
A special exhibition celebrating the life and work of esteemed UBC Professor Chia-ying Yeh on her 90th birthday is on display this summer. The exhibition is hosted by the Asian Library together with the Department of Asian Studies, the Centre for Chinese Research and the Institute of Asian Research (with the support of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and the Chinese Canadian Writers’ Association). It features material from earlier exhibitions in Taipei and Tianjin, along with Professor Yeh’s works that are held by UBC Library.


Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art
 
May 2 – November 2
Audain Gallery, Museum of Anthropology
 
This exhibition features more than 80 Afro-Cuban artworks collected by Chris and Marina von Christierson. Curated by Cuban poet, art critic and curator Orlando Hernández, the exhibition was first shown at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. It explores the ties that link the histories and cultures of Cuba and Africa, and includes works that reflect controversial and conflicting aspects of the Cuban national reality.


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Online Editor: Andrea Coutts
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In this issue of LibFOCUS, we celebrate British Columbia with two newly digitized albums from the Langmann Collection and a behind-the-scenes look at how the Library’s Digitization Centre supports unique province-wide projects.
 

Langmann photo albums available for online viewing


Dredging Pier 11, Fraser River Bridge

The Library’s Digitization Centre has digitized two albums from the exceptional Uno Langmann Family Collection of B.C. Photographs.
 
The offerings include images from an 1867 album called Views in British Columbia, with photos by Frederick Dally. Other images are from an early 1900s album created by Armstrong, Morrison, and Co., and entitled Fraser River Bridge.
 
Digitization of the collection is ongoing, and more photos will be available for viewing online in coming months. Please visit the Digitizers’ Blog for more details.
 
Check out other digitization projects – the B.C. Sessional Papers, B.C. Historical Newspapers and more.
 

Squeezes, vacuums and gentle machines: Digitization Centre secrets revealed

 
Evan Williamson, Student Digitization Assistant, works with a TTI workstation in the Digitization Centre.
 
Recent behind-the-scenes staff tours of UBC Library’s Digitization Centre provided fascinating insights into several projects, such as the digitization of Greek epigraphic squeezes – a partnership between UBC Library and UBC’s Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies.
 
Read more about the Digitization Centre tours and view the Impact and Activity Report.
 


Thousands of “fish notebooks” containing valuable research data are now available for online viewing around the world, thanks to a successful project between UBC Library’s Digitization Centre and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.

The collaborative effort involved the transcription of more than 11,200 records containing key environmental data on the UBC Fish Collection. This collection, the third-largest of its kind in Canada, features more than 850,000 specimens and more than 50,000 DNA and tissue samples; some of the resulting records are more than a century old.
 
Explore the collection.
 

Learning fund supports remote communities in B.C.

 The Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and the Centre for Community Engaged Learning are pleased to offer funding to faculty members creating remote, community-based experiential learning opportunities for students. This funding is intended to support collaborations between UBC students and organizations located in B.C. communities outside of the Lower Mainland.
 
Read more about the Remote Community Based Learning Fund.

   
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