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m-Libraries 2009 Conference Presentations Available (Posted July 6, 2009)

The second international m-Libraries Conference, held and sponsored by the University of British Columbia in conjunction with Athabasca University,The Open University and Thompson Rivers University, was held June 23rd and 24th of 2009 at University of British Columbia’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and the First Nations Longhouse. This conference aimed to explore and share work carried out […]

Connecting with the Community: The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Advisory Committee (posted June 22, 2009)

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre has established an advisory committee to help guide its efforts with BC communities. “I am looking forward to interesting and engaging discussions with our advisors. They represent an exciting cross section of education and community-based services,” says Sandra Singh, the Learning Centre’s Director. “As well, they bring diverse geographic […]

Asia Leading English Language Novelist Xu Xi at IKBLC, May 26th, 2009

Xu Xi (許素細), one of Asia’s leading English language novelists and author of seven books of fiction and essays, including The Unwalled City (2001), Hong Kong Rose (1997), Chinese Walls (1994), Overleaf Hong Kong (2004), History’s Fiction (2001) and Daughters of Hui (1996) performed a reading at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre on May […]

Bowen Island digitization project launched on April 23, 2009

The Bowen Island Community Museum and Archives has launched its photographic database, which features more than 3,000 photos. This project was supported by the B.C. History Digitization Program, an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. For more information on the Bowen Island project, please visit www.bowenhistory.ca.

B.C. Digitization Program wins BCLA award on April 20, 2009

The B.C. History Digitization Program (BCHDP), an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, has been awarded a Programs and Services Merit Award by the British Columbia Library Association (BCLA). The award was presented at the annual BCLA conference in April. The awards committee noted that the organization was impressed with the project’s scope […]

Bella Coola Digitization Project Completed on April 16, 2009

The Bella Coola Valley Museum has completed its digital heritage project about logging in the region. This project was supported in part by the B.C. History Digitization Program, an initative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. You can find out more about the Bella Coola project here: http://www.bellacoolamuseum.ca/en/digital_heritage/logging/index.php

Northern B.C. Archives launches digital photo project supported by the Learning Centre On March 30, 2009

The Northern B.C. Archives & Special Collections at the University of Northern British Columbia has digitized more than 1,700 historical images of exploration in northern B.C. This project received support from the B.C. History Digitization Program, which was launched by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. You can find out more about the project here: […]

IKBLC Open 24/7 for Exam Period

In response to feedback from students, staff and faculty, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is pleased to announce that much of the building will be open 24 hours a day for the upcoming final exam period, which runs from April 14 to April 30. This marks the first time a UBC Vancouver learning facility […]

Students Set Up Camp For Literacy

The Live-in-for-Literacy at the Learning Centre was featured by UBC’s Journalism student publication, the Thunderbird. From January 16th to 26th two UBC students camped out at the library, battling the 24-hour fluorescent lights and the all-night security guards in an attempt to raise money to build children’s libraries in India. Room to Read is the […]

Digitization project in the Terrace Standard

A digitization project supported by the B.C. History Digitization Program – which was launched by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – is featured in the Terrace Standard newspaper. You can view the article here: http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_north/terracestandard/news/41489462.html