News

Winter weather closure

The RBSC reading room is closed Wednesday, January 17, due to winter weather conditions.

Season’s greetings from RBSC!

The RBSC reading room will be closed from Monday, December 25, to Monday, January 1, inclusive. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office Impact Report 2022/23

Recently the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office released its 2022/2023 Impact and Activity Report, showcasing some of the year’s highlights and accomplishments.

For more information, or to share feedback please contact scholarly.comm…

UBC Library Open Education Impact & Activity Report – 2022/2023

A highlight of UBC Library’s combined impact on open educational practices at UBC for 2022/2023.

RBSC satellite reading room open

The RBSC / UA reading room is currently operating out of a satellite space. Read more about visiting the Satellite Reading Room.

UBC Library research project explores Indigenous perspectives in open education resource development

UBC librarians are embarking on a new collaborative research project that aims to address a fundamental problem in how open educational practices approach Indigenous Knowledges, and instead replicate colonial concepts of ownership and knowledge transfer.

We’re moving (but only temporarily)

The Rare Books & Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room on Level 1 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) will be temporarily relocated to IKBLC 142 beginning May 9th, 2022, due to construction for an upgrade project. To prepare for this relocation, the Rare Books & Special Collections and University Archives Reading […]

Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office Impact Report 2020/2021

Recently the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office released its 2020/2021 Impact and Activity Report, showcasing some of the year’s highlights and accomplishments. For more information, or to share feedback please contact scholarly.communications@ubc.ca Read the Report

Funding Opportunity for Research on Scholarly Communications

With funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s Pan-Canadian Knowledge Access Initiative, Coalition Publica is launching a scholarship program for undergraduate and graduate students. Read the full announcement on the Coalition Publica website, or continue below for more details. The scholarship program supports research projects that: study the scholarly communication and […]

2022 Call for Scholarly Journals to Join the Érudit Dissemination Platform

      Recognizing the ongoing pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic on the scholarly journal community, Érudit has decided to extend the call for applications until Sunday, 25 April 2021. Érudit is launching a call for applications for scholarly journals wishing to be disseminated on its platform as of January 2022. The journal should  submit […]