Miscellaneous

London Calling: Part One

The summer Olympics were last held in the United Kingdom in 1948, when these happy New Zealand athletes arrived by ship. The wonderful photo is from The Picture Post Historical Archive, a “complete, fully text searchable facsimile archive of the Picture Post, the iconic newspaper published in Britain between 1938-1957 that defined the style of […]

Koerner Library Reference Desk Move

The Koerner Library Reference Desk has moved upstairs to the entrance level of Koerner Library.  As a result you will now have access to a broader range of services and support in one single location, including the expertise of our subject librarians. According to data from the Library’s question tracking system, library users like yourself […]

Twitter Guide for Academics from the LSE

The Public Policy Group and the Impact of Social Sciences blog  at  the London School of Economics have produced a guide to “show academics and researchers how to get the most out of [Twitter] the micro-blogging site. The guide is designed to lead the novice through the basics of Twitter but also provide tips on […]

Living Books About Life: LiviBL

If you’ve ever wondered about the future of the book, have a look at these: “Living Books About Life is a series of curated, open access books about life — with life understood both philosophically and biologically — which provide a bridge between the humanities and the sciences. Produced by a globally-distributed network of writers […]

Data Visualization: French Wine Edition

To celebrate the 2011 release of Beaujolais Nouveau, we’re featuring a link to Metro Wine Map of France (opens in new window) designed by Dr. David Gissen as a wonderful example of mapping and data visualization. To learn more about geographic information, see GIS Services, a part of Humanities and Social Sciences Division at Koerner […]

Upcoming Workshops

  Noon-Hour Intro to RefWorks Workshop Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 at 12:00PM – 1:00PM Woodward Biomedical Library: Teaching Lab – Room B25 Finding and Using Data from the Census of Canada Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 at 10:00AM – 11:45AM Irving K. Barber Learning Centre: Room 318 – Library Computer Lab Photo: Winston Wong

Royal Society Journal Archive now Freely Accessible

The  Royal Society (UK) has opened its journal archive to permanent free access. Timed to coincide with Open Access Week, this change provides access to the full text of all papers published more than 70 years ago in Philosophical Transactions, the “word’s first science journal”, and other Society publications. “Treasures in the archive include Isaac […]

New Video Material for Women’s & Gender Studies

Anything You Want to Be (8 minutes) A biting satire on societal pressures that force women to compromise their individuality and intellectual goals to assume a constantly changing identity of femininity. It Happens to Us (32 minutes)  Filmed before the 1973 Roe vs. Wade, United States Supreme Court decision, this film presents personal stories and […]

UBC GIS Users Group to meet monthly in UBC Library

This month, the UBC Library will begin hosting meetings of the newly-rekindled UBC GIS Users Group.  This group will be a gathering of students, researchers, faculty and staff on campus who work in some way with, or are interested in, geographical information systems (or science) (GIS).  The meetings will be held monthly on the last […]

Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies Podcasts

The Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies (CWGS) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) offer a lecture series on Wednesday afternoons for the fall and winter semesters. This series brings together scholars that focus on issues related to women and the study of gender/sexuality. The series includes post doctoral and visiting scholars, faculty both […]

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