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Asian Library to open at 11 a.m. to accommodate upgrades

The library will open at 11:00 a.m. Monday to Friday beginning Monday, May 27 until August 30 to accommodate upgrades and renovations.

Read More Posted on May 14, 2019

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UBC Library: Home to rare books, found nowhere else—thanks to UBC donors

The Puban Collection, one of UBC Library’s collections of rare books, was gathered by Chinese physician Junshi Yao during the 1940s and 1950s. This year we're celebrating the 60th anniversary of the collection's acquisition by UBC.

Read More Posted on April 30, 2019

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Meet Anne Lama, Conservator at UBC Library

It’s been nearly five years since Anne Lama, Library Conservator, joined the team at UBC Library. At the time, her move from Paris to Vancouver was a big change for her and her family.

Read More Posted on April 22, 2019

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Workshops & Events

Best Practices in Research Data Management - 10:00am

How do you manage your research data? Join us for a research data management planning workshop designed to help you incorporate best practices for data management into your own work. We will address such questions as: What file naming standard should I use? What is metadata, and how will it help me manage my data? What's a data repository, and which one should I use? Do I need permission to share my data? In addition, we will discuss critical components of data management planning, provide hands-on practice with methods to name and organize files, review data management resources, and give you a framework to develop your own data management plan. We welcome all researchers; faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and others.

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Get to Know Rare Books and Special Collections - 11:00am

Have you ever been curious about what we do or what we have at Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library (RBSC)? Join our weekly open house / hands-on show-and-tell for an introduction to our space and our unique materials and collections! The event is free and open to the general public, as well as the UBC community. No need to RSVP, just drop in to learn what RBSC is all about! Rare Books and Special Collections is located on the 1st floor of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, UBC Vancouver campus. For more information, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections at (604) 822-0645 or rare.books@ubc.ca.

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Chung Collection Tour - 11:00am

The Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection contains more than 25,000 rare and unique items (documents, books, maps, posters, paintings, photographs, silver, glass, ceramic ware and other artifacts). Inspired to start collecting by an illustrated poster of the C.P. R.M.S. Empress of Asia in his father’s tailor shop in Victoria, Dr. Chung amassed over 25,000 items over sixty years. Starting with little things clipped from newspapers and magazines for his scrapbook, Dr. Chung assembled an extensive research collection of items on early British Columbia history, immigration and settlement, particularly of Chinese people in North America, and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. The Chung Collection includes many rare and unique items. It is one of the most exceptional and extensive collections of its kind in North America and has been designated as a national treasure by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board. Come see the permanent exhibition in Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) on Level 1 of UBC Library's Irving K. Barber Learning Centre! Weekly drop-in tours are offered every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., but you are welcome to browse the exhibit anytime RBSC is open, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the general public, as well as the UBC community. For more information, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections at (604) 822-0645 or mailto:rare.books@ubc.ca.

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News & Highlights

Blog Post Image

Asian Library to open at 11 a.m. to accommodate upgrades

The library will open at 11:00 a.m. Monday to Friday beginning Monday, May 27 until August 30 to accommodate upgrades and renovations.

Read More Posted on May 14, 2019

Blog Post Image

UBC Library: Home to rare books, found nowhere else—thanks to UBC donors

The Puban Collection, one of UBC Library’s collections of rare books, was gathered by Chinese physician Junshi Yao during the 1940s and 1950s. This year we're celebrating the 60th anniversary of the collection's acquisition by UBC.

Read More Posted on April 30, 2019

Blog Post Image

Meet Anne Lama, Conservator at UBC Library

It’s been nearly five years since Anne Lama, Library Conservator, joined the team at UBC Library. At the time, her move from Paris to Vancouver was a big change for her and her family.

Read More Posted on April 22, 2019

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